News First-of-its-kind home project raises $90,000 for Spirit of the North SHARE ON: Kyle Balzer, staff Friday, Nov. 9th, 2018 CopperFalls & other benefactors in Prince George at their custom home | Spirit of the North CopperFalls Custom Homes | My Prince George Now The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation has received an extra boost in improving rooms at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC). Thanks to a local contractor, that’s now a possibility with a $90,000 donation from CopperFalls Custom Homes. Based on ‘The Copper Project,’ over 30 Prince George companies, contractors and suppliers, banned together to build a home in the Aberdeen Glen area. The home was eventually sold and allowed CopperFalls to make the donation. “No matter how big or small the contribution, collectively this is what makes a difference on what we are able to do for our patients through the generosity of our donors,” Spirit of the North CEO Judy Neiser explained in a statement. The money is going towards the following: 1) Dedicated Maternal Operating Room “Prince George is home to over 1150 babies born each year. Many are considered high risk due to a condition or situation not controlled by anyone. This includes any C-section births. Having a dedicated Maternity Operating Room at UHNBC means that other surgeries such as hip or knee replacements, tonsillectomy and cataracts or elective surgeries won’t be postponed or cancelled when an emergency birthing situation arises. This room is scheduled to be open prior to the end of the year.” 2) Breast Health imaging Equipment “Few of us go through life without being touched by someone diagnosed with breast cancer. State of the art equipment has been purchased to create a one-stop breast health imaging centre at UHNBC. Components that make sure that each individual’s journey is respectful with minimized wait times between appointments and invasive procedures is key to getting back on the road to recovery or declaring a false positive sooner. The need for equipment in this area will continue.” 3) Ortho Video Operating Room Towers “Working with the Orthopedic Surgeons for the region they know all too well that their patient waitlists are long. Hips and knees that need replacement, tears in a rotator cuff, and repetitive strain injuries cause incredible pain and suffering for far longer than necessary. Newer and state of the art operating room equipment would allow for less downtime in surgery, better images when performing a procedure which would result in quicker healing times and less invasive surgeries. This means everyone benefits from a more active lifestyle, less pain, and are back to doing what they love sooner.” The project began in April.