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Funding Priorities

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Smart UVC Disinfection System for Housekeeping: $89,000

Allows staff to easily and confidently disinfect hospital rooms with ultraviolet light. The disinfection robot kills deadly pathogens and common health care-associated infections through its high energy wave lengths

Workstations on Wheels for Medical Units: $100,000

Workstations on Wheels (WOWs) are essential mobile carts which come with wireless computers and scanners, allowing care providers to enter orders and administer medications by scanning a patient’s armband. The carts are integral to patient safety, by alerting care providers of any potential risks, such as allergies, and ensure patients get the right medication.

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Nitronox and Scavenging System for Maternal Child: $54,000

Nitronox is a breathed in gas that can be used for pain relief during labour. It is safe for mother and baby. We are fundraising to purchase three mobile Nitronox units that can be moved from patient room to patient room; as well as, a scavenging system to make the use of this gas safe for caregivers

Stryker Air Beds for Critical Care: $74,000

Air beds are really important for patients who spend a lot of time immobile in bed. They redistribute pressure to assist in the treatment and prevention of bedsores and aids in the moisture management of skin. These beds will add to Woodstock Hospital’s fleet of air beds to allow more patients access to their benefits.

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Two Surgical Tables for Outpatient Clinic: $81,974

Our Outpatient Clinic needs two new surgical tables to replace our current tables. The new tables provide flexibility, control and convenience our surgical team needs for today’s patients and procedures

General X-Ray for Diagnostic Imaging: $600,000

Our current general x-ray (general radiology) is reaching the end of its lifespan- its been in use since 2004. X-rays are commonly used to image bones and lungs because they produce high quality images using a minimum of radiation.

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Portable Ultrasound

Cystoscopes for


Outpatient Clinic:



000Nurses in our Dialysis Unit rely on ultrasound to help locate the vein required for diaylsis treatments. Currently, they do not have a portable ultrasound in their unit and have to borrow from other areas in the hospital.


Cystoscopes are used for cystoscopies to diagnose, monitor and treat conditions affecting the bladder and urethra. Our current scopes are old and our Outpatient Clinic doesn’t have enough to respond to the need. Additional scopes will increase turnaround time between patients and ensure our staff have up-to-date technology.


SLT Laser for Outpatient Clinic: $111,000

A Yag capsulotomy is a special laser treatment used to improve vision after cataract surgery. Occasionally after cataract surgery, the capsule that was placed inside the eye, thickens and becomes cloudy. A Yag laser capsulotomy is the only way to treat this.

Portable Obstetrical Ultrasound for Maternal Child: $42,228

A Portable Obstetrical Ultrasound allows our obstetricians to do a scan right at the bedside. An obstetrical ultrasound is a useful clinical test to assess several things, including fetal well-being and fetal growth. This portable machine can be moved between obstetrical triage rooms, Labour and Delivery rooms, and the designated caesarean room as needed, ensuring its technology is available wherever mom and baby are.

Maintaining a State-of-the-Art Facility

Technology has transformed the health care industry. It allows patients to receive quicker diagnoses, experience fewer complications and recover in less time. However, as with any piece of technology, medical equipment has a lifespan, and it wears out or is eclipsed with something newer and more advanced.

Woodstock Hospital is committed to providing state-of-the-art care to all patients. In order to do so we must continually invest in technology to ensure we are able to meet the current needs of our community, while also preparing for new ones.

Oxford County has one of the largest senior populations in the province and as we live longer, we face more complex healthcare issues. According to Statistics Canada, 25% of Canadian seniors aged 65 to 79 years and 37% of those aged 80 years and over have four or more of a wide-ranging list of chronic conditions. Having the latest in health care technology will help ensure those living with chronic illnesses can receive the care they need quickly and most importantly, close to home.

Since the provincial government does not fund the purchase of equipment, it is the responsibility of the Foundation to ensure the hospital is able to provide patients and their families with high quality healthcare.