Your generous participation makes patient care better.

Now in its 25th year, BTB has netted more than $3.6 million – money that has helped GGH caregivers save lives and improve health, through the purchase of urgently needed equipment for virtually every patient care area. Equipment purchases have included everything from our digital mammography machine to our new MRI scanner to laparoscopic towers.

Last year Black Tie Bingo raised a record-breaking $300,000, enough to fund 30 Medication Safety Carts. The introduction of this technology to Guelph General helped complete the Hospital’s most significant medication safety initiative.

Black Tie Bingo in a Box will help fund technological advances in our Hospital’s surgical program that will make a difference to patients and staff.

Supporting our breast cancer program, a portable OR specimen radiography system will enable surgeons to instantly receive confirmation of a successful surgical excision or biopsy procedure. The excised tissue is x-rayed on the spot, so surgeons will immediately know whether the margins of breast tissue they have removed are clean.

GGH is the regional centre for vascular surgery (surgery of veins and arteries). Black Tie Bingo will give our vascular surgeons access to the most sophisticated high-resolution screens, enabling them to see tiny details of complex cardiovascular anatomy more easily.

And finally, BTB will fund real-time staff radiation monitoring tools for the vascular suite. These dose feedback tools display the invisible nature of radiation in real time, making it easy for staff to monitor and track their radiation exposure during their shift.