Annual Equipment Needs

Annual Equipment Needs

Right now, your Georgian Bay General Hospital has a list of more than $7-million in medical equipment needs and infrastructure upgrades. None of this equipment can be purchased without your donations.

The equipment on this list isn’t “nice to have” – it is essential, much-needed equipment required to perform daily medical diagnostics, update our facility and care for our patients. Here are some examples:


Defibrillators & Crash Carts ($350,000)

New, easy-to-use defibrillator technologies go even further and help our care teams consistently deliver high-quality CPR, as well as providing optimal defibrillation and pacing treatments.

To ensure quick, easy access to a crash cart (equipped with a defibrillator) in an emergency, we need to have 11 units distributed throughout the building.  Additionally, we require a more compact defibrillator when patients are requiring monitoring, or pacing during a transport to another facility.


Each year, the staff, physicians and management at GBGH identify the medical equipment needed to continue providing exceptional care. The list is reviewed and priority is determined with safety, patient care and healthcare standards as the measurement tool.

Although the GBGH Foundation, through responsible management of our donor funds, currently provides $750,000 annually for the purchase of this equipment, the needs continue to be greater than the funds we are currently able to provide.

It is estimated that more than $20-million will be required by our Georgian Bay General Hospital to support critical patient equipment and facility upgrades over the next five years.

We need you to invest in local healthcare. When you contribute to the GBGH Foundation annual equipment fund, you are enabling the purchase of essential tools for your hospital, ensuring that exceptional care can be provided here for generations to come.