The Gin Family Needs Your Help to Purchase a Gastroscope for Burnaby Hospital

The Gin Family Needs Your Help to Purchase a Gastroscope for Burnaby Hospital

March 27, 2013

Shown (L-R): Jack, Sylvia, Sarah, Matthew and Michael Gin are rallying the community to support Burnaby Hospital and help purchase a new gastroscope. 

ANNOUNCEMENT  |  March 27, 2013     

The Jack Gin Family Foundation needs your help to send a special birthday gift to Burnaby Hospital to celebrate its 60th anniversary. They are calling out to the community to help purchase a new gastroscope to empower hospital staff with this critical state-of-the-art equipment.

“We are part of the Burnaby community, and Burnaby Hospital has been our family’s hospital for years,” says Jack Gin. “I know from personal experience the importance new camera technologies can have in diagnosing health issues because of the advancements in clarity and accuracy. We feel it’s important to give Burnaby Hospital the best tools to help patients. It’s important for all of us in the community to invest in the hospital that cares for all of us. We hope everyone will join us in buying the gastroscope. Big or small, no matter what size the donation is, together we will make that donation have twice the impact!”

A professional engineer and entrepreneur, Jack Gin has always had a passion for cameras and the latest in technology. He founded Extreme CCTV in Burnaby (now known as Bosch Security Systems when it was acquired in 2008) and understands how new developments in state-of-the-art technology like a gastroscope can make a substantial difference in what physicians can see—which translates into the ability to catch medical conditions sooner and treat them faster.

The gastroscope costs $20,000 and the Jack Gin Family Foundation will match all community donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 to purchase it.

To make a donation that will be matched by the Jack Gin Family Foundation, please donate online by clicking here or call Burnaby Hospital Foundation at 604.431.2881. Donations can also be mailed to: Burnaby Hospital Foundation, 3935 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2X6 (please indicate a designation of “Gastroscope” on your donation).

What’s a Gastroscope?

A gastroscope is a surgical device used by physicians to view a patient’s gastrointestinal tract. It uses fiber optic technology that produces light to allow it to work like a camera and helps diagnose conditions of the esophagus, stomach and portions of the small intestine. The gastroscope is also able to take tissue samples for biopsy as well as administer certain medications to treat various medical conditions and correctly place feeding tubes.