Oakville Hospital Foundation is asking the community to go above and beyond by supporting a $1.5 million equipment appeal for Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
Since the opening of the new OTMH, patient volumes have increased dramatically. “The growth we are experiencing today was anticipated, but it’s arrived sooner than expected,” said Denise Hardenne, Halton Healthcare President and CEO. “We are fortunate to have staff, physicians and volunteers with the skills, dedication and passion for going above and beyond and in rising to the challenge of meeting our community’s healthcare needs.” Now it’s the community’s opportunity to help go above and beyond by supporting the appeal.
Due to sustained volume increases there is a requirement to equip areas such as Critical Care Unit, Pre Op Bays, Recovery Bays, and Emergency Department exam rooms.
Last November, Halton Healthcare received new funding from the Provincial Government to respond to accelerated growth in patient volumes. This welcome funding will help towards addressing increasing demand as more seniors need care, more people are visiting the emergency department, more babies are being born and more residents are requiring chronic disease management. While funding increases such as this go some way to responding to rising demand, they are only part of the solution.
The $1.5 million appeal will purchase items such as:
- Critical Care Unit: sleeper chairs, physiologic monitors, I.V. infusion Pumps
- Emergency Department: stretchers, procedure carts, oxygen flowmeters, I.V. infusion pumps
- Pre and Post Surgery and Surgical Department: stretchers, anaesthesia cardiac monitors, bladder scanners, nephroscopes and a 3D laparoscope for urology, cystoscope for gyneacology, and numerous vital signs monitors
Each year, the Oakville Hospital Foundation seeks and grants funds to purchase OTMH’s annual equipment needs – both replacement equipment that came from the legacy hospital, or new technology as it becomes available.
“This equipment is not funded by government and is only available through the generosity of donors”, stated Oakville Hospital Foundation CEO Tina Triano.
“And sometimes an additional urgent need is brought to the Foundation, such as this, and we look to the community to respond urgently, and sometimes additionally, as they’re able”.
To make a donation to the appeal please contact Oakville Hospital Foundation at 905-338-4642 or make an online donation at oakvillehospitalfoundation.com