Auxiliary helps hospital

The new ‘Spacelabs system’ that Dr. Helmcken Hospital Auxiliary helped to fund in now installed at the hospital

The new ‘Spacelabs system’ that Dr. Helmcken Hospital Auxiliary helped to fund in now installed.

The new ‘Spacelabs system’ that Dr. Helmcken Hospital Auxiliary helped to fund in now installed.

The new ‘Spacelabs system’ that Dr. Helmcken Hospital Auxiliary helped to fund in now installed at the hospital. In the photo, Dorothy Crandell (third from left) of nursing services explains the system to Auxiliary members (l-r) Winnie Nelson, Sue Ludtke, Ena Chiasson, Margaret Dallamore, Gertie McKeown, Marion Hall and Gail Capostinsky.

Cardiac monitoring systems are a key piece of equipment in rural emergency departments. The Spacelabs system allows for patient diagnostic information to be uploaded to the Interior Health portal and viewed by physicians at tertiary care centres.

Also pictured are an Auxiliary funded stretcher and defibrillator.