East Van hospital's ER gear outdated (Mount Saint Joseph Hospital)

Insufficient equipment at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital has prompted a hospital foundation to try to raise $800,000 so patients in the emergency room can have proper vital sign monitors and diagnostic equipment that doesn’t interfere with resuscitation efforts.

Doreen Lam, manager of the Asian Giving Program at Tapestry Foundation, said on Tuesday that emergency department visits at Mount Saint Joseph have risen 27% since 2010.

“And every year, we see more patients, and sicker patients,” she said.

Michael Mui reports.

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