For Brian Gilhooly and his family, Langley Memorial Hospital has always offered hope when they’ve had medical concerns.
When Brian’s wife needed minor surgery, it was performed here. Their son's broken arm was treated in Langley's ER. Even Brian's Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis was possible because of the local hospital's leading-edge DNA testing.
But when respirologist Dr. Rita Wittmann recently treated Brian for a serious lung infection he’ll have for the rest of his life, she had to refer him to another hospital for vital testing – adding considerable stress, cost and travel time.
"Langley Memorial is one of only two hospitals in the Fraser Health Authority that does not offer complete lung function testing on-site," Dr. Wittmann explains. "This meant that Brian had to travel to Vancouver to get an accurate reading on whether his infection had affected his lungs."
The current referral process also typically leaves patients with at least an eight-week wait.
Help patients like Brian! Donate today and support upgrades to the pulmonary function lab.
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
22051 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC V3A 4H4