Campaign raises money for hospital beds

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is launching a campaign to purchase technically advanced beds.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is launching a campaign to purchase technically advanced beds for the surgical department at the Penticton Regional Hospital.

The Get Bedder Care campaign has a goal of raising $250,000 to purchase at least 20 beds.

The new beds and mattresses cost $12,000 each.

The beds can be lowered to 25 centimetres from the floor. They include an intuitive alarm system and precision digital weighing scales. The mattresses can be adjusted for comfort, reducing skin stress.

“Our goal this year is to replace all of the beds in the most needed areas of the hospital, starting with the surgical recovery areas,” said Janice Perrino, executive director of the medical foundation.

For information or to make a donation, call 250-492-9027 or 1-866-771-0994.

Donations can be made online at sosmedicalfoundation.com or at the foundation office in the lobby of the Penticton Regional Hospital