At the regular meeting of the Jarvis Lions on Monday, April 9th, 2018, a donation was made to the West Haldimand General Hospital Foundation and the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. Each Foundation received $3,000.00 from the proceeds of our 70th Anniversary Charter Night in January and from our Candy Sales at our Annual Show "Now & Then" in March. Shown are Lion President Dave Doughty, Jean Waite from the West Haldimand General Hospital, Jennifer White from the Norfolk General Hospital and Lion Nick Montague. The Jarvis Lions would like to thank all those who gave so generously to make these donations possible. Also a huge thank you to both of our area hospitals for the important role that they play in the health and well-being of our residents. Thank you!
The Hagersville Rocks Concert Series hosted by the Hagersville Chamber of Commerce is donating proceeds from the July 22 2017 event to West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation. The concert line-up included The Washboard Union; Meghan Patrick; Mudmen; Freedom Train; Ultimate Urban; and The Redhill Valleys.
Shown in the cheque presentation photo are (left to right) Jean Waite, Manager of Development, WHHH Foundation; Valerie Bailey Phillips, Chair, Volunteer Committee; Rob Phillips, Chair Hagersville Chamber of Commerce; and Tanya Ribbink, Co-Chair Hagersville Rocks Concert Series.
Thanks to all who attended this great event!
2017 Hospital Equipment Wish List
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 Some items are new and some are replacement items for old and outdated equipment.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 2017 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.”
1. Bariatric Lift Chair $2,300 - Purchased!
Designed to provide unparalleled comfort for larger individuals, this chair has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. This chair is necessary for patient and physiotherapy staff safety.
2. Shower Chair $2,500
If you have mobility or balance difficulties, taking a shower or a bath can be risky. This is a seat designed to be used while taking a shower. A typical shower chair is designed within the general specifications of tub dimension, made out of material that does not rust, and height adjustable to accommodate different user heights.
3. Bariatric Wheelchair $3,700 - Purchased!
With weight capacities of up to 700 lbs and seat sizes up to 30,” bariatric wheelchairs are strong enough to accommodate almost any user. They have reinforced cross braces, and various other design features to ensure that there is reliable durability to handle the extra support.
$10,000 - $20,000
4. Patient Safety Items $10,000
Pharmacy Fridge Monitoring and Alarm Systems have been grouped together, as a failure in pharmaceutical storage temperature can lead to significant financial loss, or worse, jeopardize patient safety. It is critical that medications are stored under suitable conditions, as some need to be stored at lower than ambient temperatures to assure their quality and efficacy. Some medications are particularly high risk because they are at risk from freezing as well as elevated temperatures. These temperature monitoring processes help ensure patient safety by maintaining the potency of medications.
5. PACU Monitor $20,000
After receiving anesthesia for a surgery or procedure, a patient is sent to the Special Care Unit to recover and wake up. The SCU is a critical care unit where the patient’s vital signs are closely observed using a PACU Monitor.
6. Gastrointestinal Scopes $40,000
Also known as a Gastroscope it is a flexible, lighted instrument that is put through the mouth and esophagus to view the stomach. Tissue from the stomach can be removed through a 'gastroscope’. WHGH would like to purchase two scopes.
The West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has been in operation for 26 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.
If we fulfil our goal to purchase these items, your gift will go to the next most pressing equipment need in the hospital.
All gifts are gratefully received and donors will be sent a tax receipt.
Donations can be made by CLICKING HERE or you can send to:
West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation
75 Parkview Road
Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0
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