Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a Canadian leader in implementing proven, cutting-edge infection control strategies at hospitals. A recent innovation in health care has been the addition of Angus, Canada’s first certified dog to sniff out C. difficile at VCH. Angus can spot C. difficile in different areas of the hospital and alert staff of infected surfaces that require additional cleaning.
For the month of June, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has registered Angus’ Canine Scent Detection Program as part of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.
Every donation made from June 1 – 30, 2017 will go towards an entry to win $10,000 for Angus’ program from the GIV3 Foundation.
Funds raised will help fund a three-year canine scent-detection program, allow for the training of a second scent-detection dog, and will enable the program to expand to other hospital sites.
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Discover more about Angus:
Man’s best friend, bacteria’s worst enemy: dog sniffs out superbug in Canadian hospital, The Guardian – January 2017
Meet Angus, BC’s first C. difficile sniffing dog – Global BC, July 2016
Meet Angus, the C. difficile-sniffing dog trained to detect superbugs – CBC News BC, July 2016