At 50 years old, Forrest Willet never thought he would have a heart attack.
But when he arrived at the Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) gasping for air, having access to the right equipment, at the right time, gave him a second chance at life.
“I know first-hand that having the right equipment is essential to providing the highest level of care possible, and I’m so grateful that because I received the care I needed, when I needed it most, I got to go home to my family,” says Forrest.
And when Nancy Moreau was hospitalized with a serious blood infection and stopped breathing three times in one night, our expert team wouldn’t have been able to save her life multiple times without having access to resuscitation carts, diagnostic tools and other emergency equipment.
“Without GBGH I wouldn’t be here today. They saved my life and I’m so grateful for the exceptional care that I received,” says Nancy.
And if you or a loved comes to GBGH in need of care, it’s imperative that we have the latest technology to guide your treatment and care.
As Forrest and Nancy are well aware, having the right equipment isn’t a nice to have, it’s a MUST have. Yet, what most people don’t realize, is that even though the government does cover basic operating costs for hospitals, it doesn’t cover capital equipment purchases.
This year, we must raise nearly $2.5-million for vital capital equipment, plus $4-million for MRI, that will help save and improve lives at GBGH. We need to replace both x-ray rooms, chemistry analyzers for the lab which process 90% of all tests, surgical tables and many other pieces of other critical equipment. And we must rely on the sustained support of our incredible community to make these equipment purchases a reality.
Click here to review our full equipment priority list.
Whether you help purchase a neonatal resuscitation monitor for our most vulnerable babies, fund stretchers for the ED, or support the purchase of an MRI for our community, every item on this list is absolutely essential to patient care. And by donating to the IMPACT FUND to support our annual equipment needs, you can help enhance patient care, adopt new technologies and ensure your hospital’s most pressing needs are meet.
Government funding is not enough. We MUST raise $50,000 through this appeal, and we need your help to meet this goal.
Your donation today will empower GBGH to deliver exceptional health care to you, your family, and everyone in our community. It will mean that we can continue to be there for patients like Forrest, Nancy and every other patient who needs us – now and in the future – to find the answers they need, guide their care and be part of the health care journey for thousands of patients.
Because at the end of the day, equipment saves lives. And YOU make it possible.