Physicians and visiting specialists at the Gabriola Community Health Centre now have the use of a Bovie Aaron cautery instrument thanks to the efforts of the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
The auxiliary raised the $3,000 to purchase the piece of equipment – used for the removal of small skin lesions – through its Gabe Shop thrift store.
The money was presented to the Gabriola Health Care Foundation treasurer Harvey Graham who thanked the auxiliary for its ongoing commitment to support the purchase of medical equipment for the health centre.
In the last few months, the auxiliary has opened the Gabe Shop, relaunched its Meals on Wheels program, assumed the installation and maintenance of Lifeline, established a gift certificate program and is now initiating a Drivers to Doctors service.
“All of these services help to support improved health, independence and wellbeing,” said auxiliary president Nancy Nevison.