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Current Needs:

Needs for 2018 – 2019

  • GBHS uses an extensive capital process to prioritize needs
  • Only the highest priorities receive funding
  • Government funds less than 10% of medical equipment
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Equipment plays a critical role at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital. It allows doctors, nurses and technical staff to offer the latest in tests and procedures to patients from across the region. Having services available here can make a lifesaving difference! A well-equipped Hospital also saves patients from having to travel to larger centers for medical care, and it helps us to recruit and keep doctors and other medical professionals here.

Women & Childcare

Syringe Pumps
These pumps increase accuracy and control when giving infants medication. They can also be used for nasal gastric feeding, as food must be given in small amounts and slowly.



A Cryostat is a special piece of equipment that enables pathologists to process surgical specimens quickly. The machine allows pathologists to determine whether or not a specimen is malignant and whether or not the malignancy has been removed in its entirety. This can be completed while the patient remains in the O.R.

$50,000 needed.

Chemistry Analyzer

Main chemistry analyzer for blood samples. All routine testing is done using this machine: blood sugar, enzymes, drug levels, electrolytes, cholesterol, etc.

$550,000 needed.

Captair Hood

A Captair Hood is used to withdraw fumes from formalin when doing laboratory tests, increasing safety for staff.

$7,500 needed.

Hematek 2000 Analyzer Stainer

This machine allows staff to look at blood stains under a microscope.  Lab technologists will look for white blood cells, red blood cells or other things like parasites, i.e. malaria, in the blood samples.

$22,000 needed.

Diagnostic Imaging


An ultrasound machine uses high frequency sound waves to create images of internal body structures such as blood vessels and internal organs.  

$400,000 needed for 2 machines.

Operating Rooms


A bronchoscopy is a special test that allows your physician to examine your airways. An instrument called a bronchoscope is inserted through your nose or mouth and down your throat to reach your lungs. 

$40,000 needed.

Colposcope with Digital Capture

A colposcopy is a method of examining the female reproductive system with a surgical instrument called a colposcope.  As technology advances, digital capture allows technicians to move away from paper recording by using images and video.

$15,000 needed.

HD Video Rhinolaryngoscope

A Rhinolaryngoscope is a scope fitted with mirrors and a lighting system used for examination of the nose and larynx.  HD Video allows physicians to view and manage results with image and video feeds.

$16,000 needed.

Anesthesia Machines

The use of anesthesia machines is common in many types of major and minor surgeries.  Owen Sound Regional Hospital is in need of 10 machines to requip each operating room and a specialized machine for the MRI suite.

$1,300,000 needed.

Ambulatory Care

Humphrey Field Analyser

A visual field analyzer is used to diagnose and monitor patients with glaucoma or neurological problems. It will replace a unit that has been in service for more than 18 years.

$25,000 needed

DeSoutter Cast Saw

Main chemistry analyzer for blood samples. All routine testing is done using this machine: blood sugar, enzymes, drug levels, electrolytes, cholesterol, etc.

$550,000 needed.

Intensive Care


The Glidescope is a tool used by emergency room physicians and critical care physicians for awake intubations.

$24,000 needed for 2 glidescopes.

Rehabilitation & Restorative Care 8.1


This device is worn by stroke patients on affected arms or legs to electrically stimulate muscles. It is used in treating a stroke symptom called “drop foot”, helping to regain as much use as possible. Bioness devices also help patients get a full 3 hours of therapy time in while in hospital.

$34,900 needed

All GBHS Hospitals

Replacement Beds, Stretchers & Mattresses

This year, needs include a stretcher with weigh scale, 5 bassinettes for the Women & Child Care Unit, and an ICU bed.  Funds remaining will be spent on new hi/low hospital beds needed throughout the hospital.

$221,000 needed for Owen Sound

Patient Monitoring

Used in their day to day rounds by nurses, new portable vital signs monitors and bladder scanners are needed to replace aging equipment throughout the hospital.

$12,000 needed for Owen Sound

Patient Furniture, Chairs

New furniture is needed throughout the hospital to replace aging or broken items such as waiting room chairs, geriatric chairs, wheelchairs and more.

$121,600 needed for Owen Sound

Other Needs

Staff Training

The Foundation provides funding each year for the education and training of staff directly involved in patient care. The funds are administered by the Human Resources Department.

$25,000 needed

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