Current Equipment Campaign

2018-2019 Equipment Appeal for the West Haldimand Hospital

Hospital equipment is advancing rapidly with new technology making it easier to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders. The West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is raising money to purchase the equipment our doctors have identified as most urgent. Some items are new and some are replacement items for old and outdated equipment. Every single piece of equipment on WHGH’s wish list is vital to our hospital’s ability to offer you and those you love the very best treatment and care.

Please consider making a gift towards our 2018 equipment list by calling the Foundation office at 905-768-3311 and speaking with Jean Waite at extension 1236.

Your generous gift can be applied to any of the following pieces of equipment or you can choose to purchase an item outright.

Under $5,000
1. Sara Stedy Easy Lift $2,100 Sara_Stedy_Easy_Lift.png
Sara Stedy manual standing aid is a versatile stand and transfer lift that provides mobility promoting support and encourages more mobile patients and residents to stand up independently. This patient lift provides smooth and easy transport, and enables a single nurse or caregiver to provide first-class care during routine handling activities, such as transfers and toileting.  Can be used for patients up to 440 lbs.

2. Otoscope $2,500
An otoscope is an instrument fitted with lighting and magnifying lens systems and designed for visual examination of the auditory canal and eardrum. WHGH needs three Otoscopes.

3. Blanket Warmer $4,000Blanket_Warmer.jpg
Being admitted to a medical facility can be stressful for any patient. Hypothermia is a common problem in traumatized patients leading to severe complications. A warm blanket or gown can work wonders in soothing and calming a nervous patient.

$5,000 - $10,000
4. Emergency Department Trauma Stretcher $5,000
Stretchers in the ED provide a “bed” for the provision of medical care to patients. As the stretchers are wheeled, patients can be transported throughout the hospital without having to be transferred to another device. WHGH requires two stretchers this year.

$10,000 - $20,000
5. Hoyer Lift $12,000
Hoyer lifts are used for transfers when a person requires 90-100% assistance to get into and out of bed. A pad fits under the person's body in the bed and connects with chains to the hoyer lift frame. Hoyer Lifts allow a person to be lifted and transferred with a minimum of physical effort.

6. Transport Monitors $44,000
A bedside/transport monitor continuously monitors patient during transport. WHGH requires three transport monitors.

The West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has been in operation for 28 years and is a major fundraising body for the hospital.  Each year WHGH is faced with the challenge of keeping up-to-date with new technology and ensuring we have the best medical equipment and tools available. The Foundation plays a pivotal role in supporting excellence in patient care at WHGH. Gifts made to the Foundation will help ensure our caregivers have the medical equipment they need to care for our patients.
Although the provincial government has a crucial role in funding our healthcare, they are not able to provide the funds for new equipment, technology upgrades and renovations that our hospital needs today.  We are so very thankful that our community continually supports WHGH to ensure we have quality healthcare close to home. 
Thank you for your support and confidence in West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation.

Jean Waite, Manager of Development

P.S. If we fulfil our goal to purchase these items, your gift will go to the next most pressing equipment need in the hospital.

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