Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary presents 22 Staxi wheelchairs to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Pictured are Roberta Miller, left, auxiliary vice-president; Marci Ekland, hospital site director; Mathew Pickard, team lead, logistics services; Wrae Hill, manager of patient flow; Ron Orr, information systems coordinator with the auxiliary; Maria Pushor, material porter supervisor; Terry Fidler, patient porter supervisor; and Phil Robling, auxiliary president. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo hospital receives special wheelchairs

Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary makes donation of 22 Staxi wheelchairs

A donation of wheelchairs will help move patients around and about at the hospital.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital received a donation of 22 Staxi wheelchairs from the Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary this spring. The wheelchairs have cushions, telescoping IV poles and oxygen holders and are “are much needed for transporting patients onsite,” according to a press release.

The total cost of the wheelchairs was $44,000, part of a $474,000 donation toward patient care from the auxiliary to the hospital in March.

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