A $750,000 donation will enable the installation of antimicrobial copper at the Lions Gate Hospital.
Teck Resources Limited has made a $750,000 donation towards the development of the new Paul Myers Tower at Vancouver Coastal Health’s Lions Gate Hospital.
This contribution, funded by Teck through its Copper & Health program, will include the installation of antimicrobial copper surfaces and equipment throughout the new high-tech acute-care facility.
Copper has unique antimicrobial properties and is proven to continuously eliminate up to 99.9% of harmful bacteria and is an added measure that will help protect the health of patients, health workers and all those who visit the new facility.
The facility will be outfitted with antimicrobial copper surfaces, including door handles, light switches, IV poles, bed rails, door handles, countertops and other high-touch surfaces.
To highlight the use of antimicrobial copper and educate patients, health care workers and visitors, Teck and Lions Gate Hospital Foundation have installed an augmented reality experience in the main atrium of the North Shore Hospital.
The interactive installation will showcase the innovative use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in a typical hospital room and engage participants with key facts and benefits.
The Teck donation builds on the existing usage of antimicrobial copper at Lions Gate Hospital, which includes the installation of antimicrobial copper surfaces throughout the hospital’s Emergency Department and in the High Acuity Unit, which is currently under construction.
Judy Savage, the President & CEO of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, said Teck’s forward-thinking donation toward the historical $100 million campaign will support efforts to ensure that the new Paul Myers Tower will be a state-of-the-art high-tech health care facility in British Columbia when it opens in 2024.
Don Lindsay, President and CEO, of Teck , said they are proud to partner with Lions Gate Hospital to support better health outcomes for British Columbians through their Copper & Health program.
“The installation of antimicrobial copper surfaces in the new Paul Myers Tower acute care facility will provide an additional layer of protection for patients, health care workers, visitors and the public at Lions Gate Hospital for years to come,” Don said.