Doctor calls the portable tool 'essential to our care for patients' (Mount Saint Joseph Hospital)

A Vancouver hospital is asking the community to help it raise $800,000 for its emergency department.

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital and Tapestry Foundation have officially launched their annual appeal and Scotiabank Feast of Fortune fundraiser. The event is scheculed for Feb. 6, two days before Chinese New Year, and funds will go toward upgrading the hospital's emergency facilities.

“Over the last five years, our emergency patient visits have gone up to 30 per cent and the number continues to grow,” said Doctor Michael Sze at a multilingual press conference Nov. 18.

Agnieszka Krawczynski reports.

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