DONORS FUND 100 PER CENT OF THE EQUIPMENT USED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT AND CARE FOR PATIENTS.
Fundraising is an essential part of health care. The government only funds hospital salaries, operating costs and contributes to capital projects. We count on donors to help purchase crucial – and often life-saving – equipment.
Last year, donor support helped purchase vital medical equipment, including:
• Neuromicroscopes, which are precision surgical instruments with complex surgeon-controlled robotics. The digital display and magnification enable detailed micro-views of targeted anatomy including tumours, aneurysms and blood vessels.
• An IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump), which supports cardiac surgery and cardiology patients who are seen in the Heart Investigation Unit, Coronary Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit at Hamilton General Hospital.
• A dialysis machine for life-saving pediatric kidney care at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
• A Diagnostic Ultrasound System and Ultra Pro Ultrasound Table, requiring less patient positioning to achieve quality images in less time for breast cancer patients at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.
• A Sara Plus Lift, which is a transfer device used with patients who can bear weight through their legs but need assistance to stand up at St. Peter’s Hospital.