12 Days of Giving 2017

12 DAYS OF GIVING

PATIENT EQUIPMENT SPOTLIGHT

Each year, Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) staff, physicians and management identify new and replacement pieces of medical equipment that are required for purchase.

It is estimated that over $25 million will be needed by the BCHS to support critical patient equipment over the next five years.

It is through the generosity of our many wonderful donors, like you, that the BCHS Foundation has been able to help fund the purchase of critical pieces of equipment to support our healthcare system.

In light of the current financial challenges being faced by the BCHS, your donor dollars are more important now than ever.

The equipment purchased with donor dollars isn’t ‘nice to have’ – it is essential, much-needed equipment required to diagnose and care for our patients. Funding for this equipment is not provided by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, but rather from generous corporations, foundations and individuals who care to maintain and improve our community’s health.


Read about our 12 pieces of featured patient equipment below:


CODE RESPONSE CART ~ Approx. $30,000 each

A Code Response Cart is used by the Emergency Department to help save lives and consists of an ED-grade defibrillator and a rugged, secure and mobile storage container with anti-microbial surfaces. A Code Cart stores medications and critical medical equipment used by ED staff for situations that require an immediate response.


WHEELCHAIRS ~  Approx. $2,000 each

Wheelchairs offer optional self-administered or assisted transportation of patients throughout the hospital. Some of the features of modern wheelchairs include rear flat-free wheels, swing-away footrests, fixed padded full-length desk arms for additional comfort and companion activated wheel locks to ensure patient safety.


COLPOSCOPEApprox. $46,000 each

Colposcopes are primarily used in women’s health diagnostics for the detection of cervical cancer or to further investigate an abnormality on a Pap smear. These compact and easy-to-use devices also allow Obstetricians and Gynecologists to visually distinguish normal from abnormal tissue.


RESECTION SETApprox. $15,500 each

A Resection Set is a collection of precise surgical instruments commonly used in the Operating Room for urological procedures. Each instrument consists of a tubular sheath with a sliding knife or a cauterization loop. Surgeons typically use resection equipment for delicate procedures in small cavities of the body during general surgery or biopsies.


CRITICAL CARE BEDSApprox. $35,000 each

Critical Care beds connect to the hospital network delivering continuous patient status information, and alerting staff to adverse events either visually, audibly or remotely. Critical Care beds are highly mobile allowing staff to easily maneuver patients from room to room using one-touch electric brakes, mechanical back-up and a motorized drive system.


CRITICAL CARE VENTILATORApprox. $60,000 each

Ventilators provide essential breathing assistance for patients and are used in the Critical Care Unit. Ventilators intelligently recognize a patient’s specific breathing pattern and adjust air delivery based upon flow gradient triggers to ensure smooth, uninterrupted ventilation of patients.


LARYNGOSCOPEApprox. $5,500 each

Laryngoscopes open up the airways of patients who are unable to breathe for themselves. EachLaryngoscope has a set of ‘blades’ used to manipulate the airway so a breathing tube can be inserted. Blades differ, depending on the patients, from newborns to seniors, so it is critical to have the right tool available to our caregivers.


ARJO MAXI-MOVE PATIENT LIFTApprox. $12,700 each

The ARJO Maxi-Move Patient Lift is a battery-powered, ergonomiC passive sling lift allowing a single caregiver to safely manage a wide range of patient handling routines.The lift offers a wide variety of flexible assistance options with a built-in electronic scale and a handheld control unit to help caregivers to provide a higher quality of care and reduce the risk of patient musculoskeletal injuries.


ED STRETCHERSApprox. $12,000 each

ED Stretchers are used daily throughout the Emergency Department providing safe and comfortable transportation and a flexible mobile examination site for our patients. Modern ED stretchers feature a motorized drive system and configurable lift functions to reduce strain on staff and enhance patient comfort and convenience.


CARDIAC STRESS SYSTEMApprox. $45,000 each

A Cardiac Stress System is used to accurately examine a patient’s heart and pulmonary system under various levels of stress. A specialized monitoring system connected to an Echocardiogram records multiple real-time cardiac-related functions as a patient undergoes a range of supervised physical activities.


VITAL SIGN MONITORApprox. $4,500 each

Vital Signs Monitors are utilized in almost every area of care at the BCS and allow for continuous monitoring of a patient, providing accurate data for medical professionals to better diagnosis and treat medical conditions.Vital Sign Monitors measure physiological statistics of our patients, including heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure, simultaneously.


PORTABLE SUCTIONApprox. $3,000 each

Lightweight portable suction machines are used throughout the BCHS for treatment of gastric and thoracic conditions and wound management therapies. Suction machines are also used in general surgical procedures. Their small footprint, low maintenance requirements and high infection safety features make portable suction an ideal multi-use medical device.


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For more information on how you can make a donation or offer your support to the 12 Days of Giving campaign, please contact the BCHS Foundation at 519-751-5510 or by email at foundation@bchsys.org

NOW is the time to make a difference, please consider making a gift today that is meaningful to you, and support a strong healthcare system for our community.

Thank you to our many generous sponsors!

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Scotiabank

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Extend Communications
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