The funding from the Port, the latest in its ongoing commitment to North Coast communities was announced on Thursday, with Don Krusel the Port's President and CEO noting the long running association between the Port and health care projects in the region.
“Investing in the quality of health care available in Prince Rupert is something we’ve been proud to do each year since our Community Investment Fund was established,” ... “While this bathing room is designed specifically for patients who require special care, it benefits all of us in the region when we have modern facilities and equipment to care for those who need it most.”
The project will see hydraulic lifts, seating specifically designed for medical care and a hydro massage option in place, that will help to stimulate circulation for elderly and limited mobility patients.
As well with the new upgrade to the hospital facility, patients with limited mobility will be able to take advantage of the fully-submersed bathing opportunity, something that was not available with the old set up.
|The Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has a new feature|
for bath time, thanks to a funding partnership between
the Port of Prince Rupert and Northern Health
(photo from PRPA twitter feed)
It's estimated that over the course of the 20 year lifespan for the tub room, the therapeutic option will be used at least 400 times per year.
More background on the recent funding announcement can be found from this information release.
Further items related to Northern Health can be found on our archive page here, while a look at some of the other initiatives funded by the Port's Community Investment fund can be reviewed here.