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New Equipment Makes a Difference

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: $96,286

During 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.