Urgent Needs:

2018 - 2019

  • GBHS uses an extensive capital process to prioritize needs
  • Only the highest priorities receive funding
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Needs for 2018 - 2019

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

Placeholder imageThese 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.

$15,500 needed.

Laboratory

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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.

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.

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

$7,500 needed.

Placeholder imageThis 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

Placeholder imageAn 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.

Pharmacy

Placeholder imageThese computerized, networked storage and dispensing units store up to 300 different kinds of medication right in the nursing unit. This allows nursing staff to have faster access to patient meds. The units connect directly with patient records and provide excellent security and control over dangerous medications. This technology speeds treatment and enhances patient safety.

$320,000 needed.

Operating Rooms

Placeholder imageA 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.

Placeholder imageA 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.

Placeholder imageA 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.

Placeholder imageThe 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

Placeholder imageA visual field analyser 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

Placeholder imageA quiet, low dust, low vibration cast removal saw will assist staff in the removal of casts.

$5,000 needed.

Intensive Care

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

$24,000 needed for 2 glidescopes.

Physiotherapy

Placeholder imageThe physio gym on 6.2 Medicine needs a NuStep machine. This equipment provides stroke/medicine patients with a low impact, total body workout to build strength and improve overall fitness. The swivel seat enables almost any patient to benefit from the machine.

$6,500 needed

Rehabilitation & Restorative Care 8.1

Placeholder imageThis 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

Placeholder imageThis 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

Placeholder imageUsed 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

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

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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