Poppy Funds supports Health care in our Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community

Ridge Meadow Hospital 2013

Legion Poppy Fund provides for sickest patients: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 presented a $20,000 cheque to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. ICU nurse Nick Gueret, the foundation’s executive director Laura Cherrille, and critical care manager Dwayne Anderson recently accepted the cheque from Legion Members Peter Kane, Jim MacDonald, Gail Springer, and Margaret Kury. Critical care bed for ICU. The Royal Canadian Legion #88 Poppy Fund has once again supported health care at Ridge Meadows Hospital, making a presentation of money on the heels of this year’s poppy campaign. The new bed offers enhanced care for complex ICU situations, explained the hospital’s critical care manager Dwayne Anderson. With features such as programmable therapies, built in alarm, monitoring and scale. and other patient-focused options, the bed provides what Anderson described as “optimal care” for patients. “This critical care bed plays an essential role in caring for the sickest of our sick patients,” he said. “Not only are critically-ill patients provided the optimum in health care equipment with this bed, it will also enable safe and efficient patient care,” Anderson added. “The risk of injury to staff and the number of staff required to tend to a patient is greatly reduced as the bed also has features that will re-position, elevate and move patients to full sitting and standing positions.” The Royal Canadian Legion #88 Poppy Fund has once again shown its generous support and dedication to the well being of the sickest members of the communities, said Laura Cherrille, executive director for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. “picture and article taken from The Maple Ridge Times December 10th, 2013”