Medical Equipment Campaign

As with any hospital, medical equipment needs are great, and ongoing. Equipment reaches its end of lifecycle much sooner than in the past, and improvements in diagnosis and treatment require new technology. As a result of new medical procedures and technologies, BGH’s needs continue to grow.

FACT

The government does not fund capital equipment purchases for hospitals – Donors Do. Over the next five-years, the Brockville General Hospital will need to replace and upgrade urgently needed equipment in all departments at a cost of over $15 Million. As the fundraising arm of the hospital, the Foundation will be planning strategically to achieve this goal.

Infusion Pumps

Infusion pumps are used to dispense various medications; to treat dehydration, infection or pain, and even to replace blood cells. Infusion pumps are used in almost every department at BGH on a daily basis. As such, the current infusion pumps are at the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced with updated technology in order to maximize safety for patients. A total of 165 infusion pumps are needed at a cost of $2,500.00 each.

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Vital Signs Monitor

Portable machine for taking vital signs – temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.  Two portable vital signs machines are needed at a cost of $5,000 each

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Baby Bassinet

The newer models of bassinets offer a narrow design, adjustable height, and a soft-edged basket with a titling feature making it easier for mom and baby to interact.  Three bassinets are needed at $3,350 each

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