2019-2020 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 Some items are new and some are replacement items for old and outdated equipment.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 2019 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.
- 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 purchased one (1) last year and still requires two (2).
- Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Machine (NIBP) $4,500
Noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitors are used in operating rooms and critical care units to closely monitor blood pressure in patients of all ages. The NIBP monitoring system uses a double finger cuff that is comfortable to wear and easy to place on the hand. The monitor displays values for systolic, diastolic, mean blood pressure, and heart rate. (WHGH requires 2 NIBP Machines)
- Ultrasound Machine $130,000
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of the body. It is also known as sonography. An ultrasound allows the doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision.
The West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has been in operation for 30 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.