Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation supports Campbell River Hospital

Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF) has received a $53,000 donation from the Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward’s Foundation in support purchasing the Argon Laser System for Ophthalmology at Campbell River Hospital. This equipment is a new addition to the Campbell River Hospital and Ophthalmology services, thus improving services to North Island residents who can obtain the necessary care at home rather than travelling.  This equipment is capable of performing many different procedures that include: Treatment of Diabetic and Hypertensive Retinopathy (High Blood Pressure) Treatment of tears, holes or impending retinal detachment Prevent or treat an attack of acute Glaucoma, a potential blinding ocular emergency. Treatment of Macular Edema Treatment of scar tissue that may occur following Cataract surgery Treatment of Chronic Glaucoma that is not responsive to topical medications Laser design is appropriate to care for patients that are wheelchair bound The Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation was established in 1951 when Puggy Woodward, son of Woodward’s Department Stores founder Charles Woodward, formalized his gift giving into a foundation that would outlive him and benefit the health of British Columbians for many generations. “The Argon Laser has given patients the choice to receive treatment close to home,” states Stacey Marsh, Executive Director, CRHF.  “We are very grateful to the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation for their support, this equipment is an important addition in health care for Campbell River and North Vancouver Island.” For more information on how you can support the doctors, nurses and other key members of your local healthcare team, and help ensure that you and your loved ones continue to receive first-class healthcare right here at home visit www.crhospitalfoundation.ca