Several new initiatives that have great appeal to support better health outcomes in the region are the following:
In the past 3 years, close to $600,000 has been raised as part of the Regional Cardiac Campaign. We continue to raise funds in this area to bring state of the art cardiac equipment to UHNBC. This year’s golf tournament will focus on the purchase of a Vivid Q Cardiac Ultrasound to be used by the Anesthesiologists at UHNBC. This is used to visualize veins and arteries and other structures in the body during insertion of monitoring cables and lines.This unit is state of the art and allows a more precise entry, provides better visibility for vascular access, less complications, and assists in providing better pain control. It can be used for a wider range of procedures as well, such as pacemakers and valves. As we are able to expand the services provided newer equipment is needed. It also helps with the broader goal of attracting and retaining cardiac specialists.
Daily, 1 in 5 people in Canada personally experience a mental health problem or illness. It’s not discriminatory, manifests in many different ways, and can affect any age, education, income level or culture. We hope we can count on your help in seeing this area of care has the funding to support assessment and treatment in this ever growing field of care.