The Summerland Health Centre provides eye care surgeries to communities throughout the entire South Okanagan Similkameen region with the use of an ophthalmology microscope. Their current microscope needs to be replaced. The microscope has seen several failures and the camera inside the unit that provides a visual (on the screen) to the nursing team has also failed. Due to the age of the unit, repair is not an option. Without a working machine, surgeries will end up being cancelled.
The replacement cost is approximately $300,000.00. The SOS Medical Foundation has committed to funding $150,000.00 toward a new microscope. Please consider giving the gift of sight by donating to the Summerland Health Centre through the SOS Medical Foundation.