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.

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.

Nerve Stimulators

Nerve stimulators are used to determine the level of paralytic or neuro muscular blocking agent that a patient might have in their system during a general anesthesia. Nerve stimulators are used in minor surgery to eliminate pain, such as in surgery of the hand, arm, elbows, feet, knees, legs and so on. Its preference over general anesthesia is due to a shorter stay in recovery room and minimized adverse effects.

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Cost Per Item

$4,000

Ice Machine

Used to offer ice and/or water to patients post-surgery. It is essential to stay fully hydrated post-surgery. This is done to avoid potential surgical complications. Furthermore, water helps to get rid of toxins from the anesthesia and drinking water post-surgery can be very helpful in all aspects of recovery.

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Cost Per Item

$7,000

Infusion Pump

Today’s smart pump technology provides additional information and safety guards to further enhance the safe delivery of fluids and medications. After the surgery your immune system is extremely weak, thus increasing the chances of an infection. Water helps keep these infections away and acts as a catalyst to your recovery. Furthermore, water helps your body get rid of toxins from the anesthesia. So drinking water post-surgery can be very helpful in all aspects of recovery.

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Cost Per Item

$2,500

iPad/Laptop

The Mental Health Occupational Therapist would use this technology for music therapy, relaxation techniques; etc. in group activities. Relaxation therapy can be effective in the improvement of depression, anxiety and stress and can be an effective care program in patients with various mental health issues.

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Cost Per Item

$1,700

Bariatric Trauma Stretcher

The Bariatric Trauma Stretcher is designed for treatment and transport for larger patients. Stretchers are used for the treatment and transportation of patients in all areas of the hospital, surgical centres and other patient are areas, e.g. diagnostic imaging.

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Cost Per Item

$8,000

Chest Compression System

A Chest Compression System has been shown to improve quality of chest compressions as well as being able to sustain life-saving circulation during prolonged resuscitation attempts.  The Chest Compression System overcome caregiver fatigue. The device provides consistent and high-quality chest compressions shown by research to increase the chances of good patient outcomes. The device has demonstrated to increase blood flow to the brain compared to manual compressions.

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Cost Per Item

$18,000

Wrist Oximeter & Software

The wrist oximeter will greatly assist staff in monitoring a patient's oxygen levels over time. Wearable technologies are an innovative solution and are used for patient management and disease management. The wearable applications can directly impact clinical decision making.

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Cost Per Item

$1,250