The Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation needs your help.

Executive director Colt Long said they’re welcoming donations as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

“Because we also have other needs that come up at the hospital on a day-to-day basis, be it heart issues or someone’s had an accident or a broken bone or something like that,” Long said. 

“With everything that’s going on right now, it’s put quite a bit of strain on our amazing healthcare staff, so what we’re looking for is funds to support our areas of greatest needs, so that we can replenish, so we are able to help everyone, not just those who are dealing with what’s currently going on.”

The foundation is a non-profit group that raises funds to enhance the local healthcare system where government funding ends. 

Since 1993, it has raised $13 million dollars for medical technology, physical space upgrades, capital projects, patient comfort items and staff education.

Long added that the novel coronavirus has put added strain on healthcare workers. 

“There are daily briefings and hourly and daily updates about what’s currently going on, and what we need to do and just being really attentive to that and making sure that we’re ready for anything that comes their way,” he said. 

“There are a lot of tired healthcare workers out there but they’re pushing forward. They’re very vigilant; they’re very on top of things.”

You can donate here.