Pacific Blue Cross

The Pacific Blue Cross Community Connection Health Foundation has donated $36,066 to purchase four new Electric Dialysis Chairs for Royal Jubilee Hospital as part of the Building Care Together campaign. Dialysis is a life-sustaining treatment for patients experiencing kidney failure, who can spend up to six hours a day, four times a week using these chairs while receiving dialysis.

Pacific Blue Cross has been British Columbia’s leading benefits provider for more than 70 years. Their Community Connection Health Foundation supports programs and community organizations striving to improve health outcomes in the areas of mental health and chronic disease in British Columbia.

“We are very thankful for the Community Connection Health Foundation’s generous gift towards the Renal Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital,” said Leslee Farrell, Chair of the Building Care Together campaign. “These new dialysis chairs will ensure patients are comfortable and relaxed while receiving the best possible medical treatment right here in our community.”

Two of the new Electric Dialysis Chairs are for the Renal Unit and two will support the Home Dialysis Unit, where patients are trained to perform dialysis in their home. These chairs will help thousands of patients receiving kidney treatment at Royal Jubilee in the years to come.