Breath of Spring

Breathe Easy at Kootenay Lake Hospital

Quality patient care requires the right tools for the job in any given situation, and your donation will help purchase a Transport Ventilator to help patients who are unable to breathe or are having trouble breathing on their own.

Kootenay Lake Hospital is located in one of the most remote regions of the BC Interior.  Weather and geographical challenges can make it difficult to transfer patients to other facilities.  The Transport Ventilator, which will be used for adult, pediatric and infant patients, will allow our frontline medical staff to manage airways and mechanical ventilation until a BC Ambulance HART transport team arrives to move the patient to a higher level of care.

Your donation to the Breath of Spring campaign will help your loved ones breathe easy this spring!  Thank you for your support.

Any funds raised in excess of our goal will be directed to the purchase of other priority medical equipment for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Light Up the Hospital!

Central Monitoring for Moms and Babies

Your donation to this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign will support the purchase of monitoring equipment for the busiest Maternity Ward in the West Kootenays.  The new state of the art Central Monitoring System will provide medical staff with instant access to the patient’s vital signs, allowing them to make decisions to provide the highest level of care. Central monitors aid in timely communication about a patient’s condition, and assist in readiness of the maternity team when sudden changes are displayed.  The Central Monitor displays live data from the External Fetal Monitor which measures the mother’s contractions and the baby’s heartbeat, alerting the medical staff of possible complications, ensuring the best care for mother and baby.  A new Nursery Monitor will watch over our newborns through the Central Monitor, allowing staff to keep an eye on them at all times.

Help us monitor our region’s smallest patients with your donation to purchase a Central Monitor, Nursery Monitor and External Fetal Monitor Display for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Donate a car!

You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation! Working on our behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation — running, or not! Old or new!

There is no cost to you, and the process is incredibly easy! Donate a Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation from the pick up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest sale outcome possible. They will then forward the net proceeds on to us here at Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and we will send you a tax receipt!

Link to donate a car!

Breath of Spring

At Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation
we have our eye on
supporting ophthalmology
services at Kootenay Lake Hospital

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we want to thank you, our generous donors, for your many acts of recognition and support for the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital over these last weeks.

As we begin the important process of moving forward, the Foundation is committed to continuing to support the many services offered at our hospital.   With this goal in mind, we are very pleased that Ophthalmologist Dr. Faye Pesenti will soon be supporting an outpatient ophthalmology clinic at Kootenay Lake Hospital, which will provide ophthalmology assessments and care, right here in Nelson.

Dr. Pesenti and fellow Ophthalmologist Dr. Marius Scheepers will continue to perform cataract surgeries, as well as other ophthalmology services, at Kootenay Lake Hospital for all Kootenay Boundary patients

Your donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation will help facilitate the purchase of equipment to support this new ophthalmology clinic.

Your support will ensure 20/20 vision
in 2020 for Kootenay area patients!

The Mobile X-Ray Machine

Your father is involved in a serious car accident, and is brought to the emergency room unconscious.  The emergency room physician places a breathing tube and connects him to a ventilator, a machine that breathes for him.  The Mobile X-Ray Machine is called for to confirm the proper placement of the breathing tube…

The Mobile X-Ray Machine is essential to assess critically ill and trauma patients at their bedside, and can quickly and easily be moved to any location in the hospital, where the state of the art wireless technology provides an immediate, high resolution image in 3 seconds.  This advanced technology also provides high quality images of patients who are unable to remain still including infants, children and those suffering from trauma.

The size and design of the Mobile X-Ray Machine makes it safe to use in a crowded situation, such as a trauma, which may involve up to 10 medical personnel working on one patient.

Your donation will allow us to ensure that the most critically ill and seriously injured patients in our region have access to the state of the art equipment they need to diagnose and treat their conditions.  Thank you for your support!

Any funds raised in excess of our goal will be directed to the purchase of other priority medical equipment for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

KLH Foundation Director

Are you interested in making a difference in our community?

Would you enjoy contributing to a team that supports health care in our region?

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation has an exciting volunteer opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative community member to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for an individual to actively participate on our Events Committee and fundraising initiatives.

If you are creative, think outside the box and like to have fun, THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

Please contact us for more information at or call 250-354-2334.