Portable Ultrasound for Dialysis: $21,631
The Foundation’s 2019 Spring Direct Mail raised money for a portable ultrasound for our Dialysis Department. Before, staff had to borrow a machine from another department, which worked, but wasn’t ideal. Now they have an ultrasound at their fingertips, allowing more patients to benefit from it. The ultrasound allows them to view the size, depth and position of the vein before cannulting, making it less painful and time consuming for the patients. Every day staff find themselves using the ultrasound at least once to locate veins.
YAG SLT Eye Laser for Outpatient Clinic: $96,286During the 2019 holiday season the Foundation raised money for a new Yag SLT Eye Laser through their Winter Direct Mail. As many elderly people with vision problems have difficultly travelling, having a new laser at Woodstock Hospital has been very beneficial. The laser is used to treat glaucoma and clears cloudiness that can occur after cataract surgery. Updating our old laser with this state-of-the-art laser allows Oxford County patients to maintain their sight and quality of life, locally. Our Outpatient Clinic performs on average 32 procedures with the eye laser each month.
The 4th Annual 104.7 Heart FM’s Give Thanks to Your Hospital Radiothon was a success. This year the Radiothon supported equipment needs in Woodstock Hospital’s Critical Care Unit. After donations finished trickling in, we are happy to announce we raised $31,900!
Our Critical Care Unit provides care for patients with severe or life threatening illnesses. Staff are specialized in care of the critically ill and use advanced resources and equipment to care for patients. Funds from this year’s event will help purchase new air beds, ventilators, crash carts, a medication refrigerator and ceiling lifts.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Radiothon this year!