FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation recently received grant funding to purchase a baby simulator to help with pediatric training at the hospital.

The foundation was given a $56,788 grant from TB Vets Charitable Foundation to purchase the Sim Baby.

The simulator is a training tool to help healthcare providers effectively recognize and respond to critical and non-critical pediatric patients.

“We greatly appreciate the new Sim Baby and know it will make a big impact towards realism and quality for healthcare professionals receiving pediatric training in the region,” said Michael Lundin, Regional Manager, Clinical Simulation Education & Chair BC Simulation Network.

“On behalf of the Board and staff of the foundation, we are very grateful to TB Vets in supporting our Northern Hospital with this grant, assisting our healthcare professionals in life saving training”.

The foundation says TB Vets, with the help of their donors, has been supporting respiratory care since 1946, and have a special interest in supporting remote hospitals in British Columbia.

TB Vets has donated over $110,000 to the foundation for respiratory equipment at the hospital since 2006.