Current Needs

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Equipment Needs

Proceeds made through Trust Fund activities and events supplement government funding for medical equipment.    

Each year, Group Health Centre works with the medical staff to determine which pieces of medical equipment require repair or upgrade and what equipment needs to be replaced. Prioritization of the equipment is based on how critical it is to patient care.   

We also understand that specific areas or departments had a positive impact on the patient care experience for you and your family members. 

Tell us where you would like your support to be directed. 

Cardiac Care

  • Holter Event Recorders $32,000

    A small, wearable device that records the heart's rhythm. It's used to detect or determine the risk of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Holter monitoring is usually used to diagnose heart rhythm disturbances. 16 units are needed in 2024.

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Blood Pressure Monitors $10,000

    These remarkable devices are critical in monitoring blood pressure levels, a fundamental indicator of cardiovascular health. By accurately measuring systolic and diastolic pressure, blood pressure monitors provide invaluable insights into potential risks and help identify early signs of hypertension, a silent yet dangerous condition affecting millions worldwide. 4 units are needed in 2024 for a total cost of $10,000.

Family Medicine

  • Urinanalyzer $42,000

    Urinalysis plays a crucial role in community healthcare by detecting and managing a wide range of disorders such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease, and diabetes. This quick and efficient test examines the appearance, concentration and content of urine, providing valuable insights into overall health, disease diagnosis and condition management. 16 units are needed in 2024 at a total cost of

  • Spirometer $6,000

    a diagnostic device that measures the amount of air you're able to breathe in and out. It also tracks the time it takes you to exhale completely after you take a deep breath.

Surgery

  • Video Imaging System $50,000

    Camera heads and video scopes are integral to modern endoscopic imaging systems, providing GHC healthcare professionals with clear and detailed visualizations of internal structures. These advanced instruments play a crucial role in minimally invasive procedures, offering high-resolution images and video footage that aid in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring various medical conditions.

  • Video Monitor $10,000
  • Gastroscope $35,000

    diagnostic endoscopic procedure that visualizes the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract down to the duodenum. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure since it does not require an incision into one of the major body cavities and does not require any significant recovery after the procedure.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Defibrillator $15,000

    Manual ACLS defibrillators are the backbone of emergency care, providing healthcare professionals with a powerful tool to respond swiftly and effectively during critical cardiac events. These specialized defibrillators are crucial in resuscitation efforts, delivering precisely controlled electric shocks to restore normal heart rhythms and save lives.