Impact of Giving

  • Door Disguises – A Best Practice in Elder Care – Come to Our 4West Medical Unit

    Sometimes, keeping our patients calm is necessary as part of their healing journey. Feelings of anxiousness can take a toll on mental and physical energy and can reduce the ability to improve health. In some of our senior patients, these feelings can lead to what are known as ‘exit-seeking’ behaviours. Have you ever visited a…

  • 25th Black Tie Bingo funds advancements to Guelph General’s Vascular Surgery Suite

    Black Tie Bingo 2021 funded equipment in the vascular surgery suite that produces high resolution and detailed images with much lower doses of radiation than the previous equipment. In the photo above, Dr. Afshin Jahromi, assisted by an OR nurse, repairs a patient’s aneurysm using the new equipment for one of the first times. Guelph…

  • Donors Support Welcoming Spaces for Patients and Families

    Have you spent time supporting a loved one admitted to Guelph General Hospital in recent years? You may have found it hard to find a quiet and calm space to visit with your loved one. It is a sad fact that, over time, our Patient-Family Lounges had become outdated. Furniture was tired. Artwork was faded.…

  • Guelph General’s most significant medication safety initiative is made possible by donors

    Your generosity means so very much. It supports our exceptional team of nurses to complete one of the most fundamental tasks that they do each and every day, and it will impact every patient who comes into our Hospital. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  • Generosity repeats itself as the Hospital expands its fleet of medication dispensing cabinets

    It was nearly twenty years ago that generous donors to the Partners for Better Health campaign enabled Guelph General Hospital to invest in what was a new standard in medication safety – automated medication dispensing cabinets. Those machines have been workhorses, but they are now at end of life with parts and service no longer…

  • Thanks to donors, GGH’s Blood Lab has improved diagnostic tools

    Recently, donations made to the Hospital’s $34 million Together, We Care campaign funded two new coagulation analyzers. The analyzers, along with software upgrades and set up fees, cost $100,000.

  • Community members improve care for patients requiring Day Surgery at Guelph General

    Guelph General Hospital’s Day Surgery Unit (DSU) received 12 new Blood Pressure Monitors – all funded through the support of our caring community. Blood pressure monitors are used in DSU before and after surgery for every patient. Dr. Ayman Rofaeel, MD, FRCPC, Chief of Anesthesiology at GGH, explained that the monitors are used in the…

  • 50/50 Hospital Lottery players provided funding for a new mini C-arm!

    Equipment upgrades like this provide patients with the best outcomes possible. A C-arm is a type of X-ray machine that allows surgeons to evaluate bones in “real time” rather than as a still picture, which is what an X-ray is. With a C-arm, it’s like taking video of a patient’s anatomy, rather than just a…

  • Activity Kits provide relief to isolated seniors during pandemic at Guelph General Hospital

    COVID-19 has affected our services at the hospital in so many ways. One of the most heartbreaking for us has been the reduction to the level of support we can offer our older adults, who have emerged as an incredibly vulnerable population during this pandemic.

    With thanks to our community’s generous donations to the COVID-19 Critical Response Fund, the Hospital has resources to continue to respond to patient care needs emerging from the pandemic.

  • Donors help GGH keep pace with the patient care needs of our community

    Thanks to those who give so generously to the Hospital, Dr. Ian Phillips has a new carpal tunnel release set to help him keep pace with the number of patients requiring treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a condition which causes numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and arm. The 10-minute surgery is done…