Page 10 - GBGH Foundation Newsletter - Winter 2022
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            PORTABLE X-RAY  $140,000

           Mobile x-ray technology allows essential diagnosis to take place at the patient's bedside,
           which is critical when a transfer to the Imaging Department is too risky or not possible
           (patients who are sedated or in isolation). While GBGH currently has one portable x-ray, it is
           in high demand for COVID patients in isolation as it can also be used to detect pneumonia in
           the lungs, and a second unit will ensure that urgent x-rays can be completed as needed.

            CENTRAL MONITORING    $1.3M

           In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), monitoring of vital signs is an essential part of patient care,
           as changes in heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure and respiration rate can indicate
           the need for intervention. The central monitoring system is comprised of advanced patient
           monitors and specialized software which monitors patients in all departments and delivers
           the real-time data back to the ICU desk. The entire system has reached the end of life and
           must be replaced.

            SPOT PHOTOTHERAPY LITE (X2)                $17,000

           For newborn patients with hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice), safe, reliable phototherapy lights
           are essential for treatment and recovery. The old units at GBGH must be replaced to ensure
           compliance with industry standards and for the continued delivery of exceptional care.

            FRESHFLEX™ $160,000

           Freshflex™ is an innovative menu system, built on fresh, flavourful, nutritious meals. Within
           the program, patients choose from a 7 day menu that includes choices for starters, entrees
           and desserts. Nutrition plays a key role in a patient’s journey back to health, and providing
           them with meals they want to eat, and that meet their unique dietary needs, helps to ensure
           their recovery as soon as possible, often meaning a shorter hospital stay. The key to the
           program is the equipment needed to safely and efficiently cook, store and deliver meals to
           patients at the hospital. For more info, see page 6.

            DEFIBRILLATORS & CRASH CARTS $305,000

           A crash cart is a self-contained, mobile unit that is equipped with all the essential life
           support accessories necessary to respond to an urgent medical emergency within the
           hospital, including a defibrillator. Our ability to quickly, and efficiently, deliver the critical
           tools and medication to the site of a medical emergency is what saves lives. We need to
           replace our entire fleet of crash carts and defibrillators (11 in total) at GBGH, plus we require
           a more compact defibrillator when patients are requiring monitoring, or pacing during
           transport to another facility.

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