Did you know that more than 12,000 people had surgery at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital last year?
As an anesthesiologist, I'm part of the team during each and every surgery performed. Many people think of us as the 'doctor that puts you to sleep'. That’s true, but our work doesn't stop there. During surgery we constantly assess the condition of our patients, administering drugs to maintain the correct level of unconsciousness. In addition to their need for fluids or blood replacement, we closely monitor heart rate, blood pressure, heart rhythm, body temperature, respirations and more.
We are in need of 10 new machines to re-equip each of our Operating Rooms, plus one with a specialized monitor for use in the MRI suite.
New machines feature more robust ventilators and will maintain the optimum level of anesthetic gas for each patient automatically. This will enable us to monitor vital signs, airway and fluids more closely while the perfect level of sleep is maintained. State-of-the-art equipment is up to twice as efficient, reducing the cost and environmental impact of anesthetic gasses used.
Please donate. You can give by stopping by or calling the Foundation office at 519.372.3925 weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
Remember, very little government funding is provided for medical equipment. It’s only through the generous support of people like you that we have well-equipped operating rooms.
Best wishes for a New Year filled with health and happiness!
Dr. Travis K. Nairn
Grey Bruce Health Services