Take pride in your present and future health care
It's all about creating and maintaining a healthy community for now and future generations.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who attended, worked, supported, and volunteered at the 2nd Annual Gala Dinner fundraiser held at the James Hosfall Memorial Hall at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre in Cornwallis Park, NS on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.
It was a wonderful evening that began with cocktails, music and a live art auction. Guests were then served an amazing 3 course gourmet dinner while the fabulous Noelle Lucas dazzled on the piano. The evening was hosted by CBC Radio host, Sarah Haliburton, with informative presentations given by local physician, Dr. Ashley McCormick and Digby General Hospital Site Manager, Hubert d'Entremont.
Thank you again to all involved and hope to see you again at next year's Gala!
WHAT's a BiPAP Machine?
Funds raised at this year's Gala will be going towards the purchase of a BiPap machine for the Digby General Hospital Emergency.
The addition of a BiPap machine in the DGH Emergency department will:
Assist people with cardiopulmonary disorders, such as congestive heart failure, lung disorders or certain neuromuscular disorders; *
Help reduce the rate of hospital admissions among people with COPD;*
Help a person having a COPD flairup by taking some of the load off a person's breathing muscles and heart, allowing them to breathe more easily. It also boosts oxygen levels and normalizes carbon dioxide levels *
A 2015 study by BMC (biomedcentral.com) reports that using a BiPap in an emergency room reduces the need for invasive treatments, improves outcomes and shortens a person's hospital visit. *