A visiting specialist from Vernon thanked the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary for their funds that allowed the Queen Victoria Hospital to purchase a Fluent Console System and the Omni Hysteroscope.
The two pieces of equipment are used in hysteroscopic surgeries, which the specialist, Dr. Nick Half, performs in Revelstoke on monthly basis.
The Fluent Console System cost $31,600. It is used for fluid management in hysteroscopic operations, said Julie Lowes, hospital manager, in an email. The single waste bag design means a 40 per cent reduction in waste and elimination of all hard plastic containers. The machine also means a 70 per cent reduction of fluid used during surgery, requires less space in the Operating Room and gives the surgeon enhanced pressure control during the surgery.
The Omni Hysteroscope cost $19,200. The three-in-one device assists with fibroid/polp removal be providing three sheaths-seeing and treating pathology with a single hysteroscope in order to be less invasive for the patient.
The Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary Society raises funds for community health care in Revelstoke through their thrift store.