Impact of Giving

  • Patients benefit from updated technology and better functional design in new, donor-funded bladder scanner

    When the Hospital replaces patient care equipment that is at the end of its life, newer versions often offer significant advancements in technology and design, and that almost always adds up to improvements in patient care. The new bladder scanner is no exception. The display on the old scanner was limited to a numeric data…

  • Donors improve care for patients in our Hospital’s Bob Ireland Family Intensive Care Unit and Linamar Emergency Department by funding new portable ultrasound machines

    No longer is the ultrasound’s use in patient care restricted to the Diagnostic Imaging Department. More and more, the ultrasound machine is used at the bedside to help guide medical procedures with greater patient safety, and in emergency diagnosis of illness or trauma with greater speed and efficiency. “Today, the ultrasound machine is used as…

  • New specialized beds provide more than just comfort to ICU patients

    When thinking of a patient in the hospital and all the medical equipment that may be used to provide care, it’s not likely a hospital bed comes to mind. But at Guelph General Hospital, five new high-tech beds in the Bob Ireland Family Intensive Care Unit are valuable tools helping deliver high-quality care. Purchased thanks…

  • New ureteroscope will make patient care better

    A ureteroscope is a medical instrument that is used primarily to help locate and remove kidney stones; however, it can be used as a diagnostic tool to take a closer look at any part of the urinary system including the urethra, bladder and kidneys. Thanks to the Guelph General Hospital Volunteer Association, just weeks ago,…

  • Donors give 2500 hours per year of bedside nursing back to patients

    Thanks to you, nurses and physicians will have vital information right at the bedside. Time spent searching for paper files or returning to the nurses’ station for a shared vital signs monitor will be better spent at the bedside caring for their patients. It may seem a small thing but can have a big impact…

  • Three New Donor-funded Laparoscopic Towers Have Arrived!

    With thanks to all who contributed towards last year’s Black Tie Bingo, patients in need of laparoscopic surgery will now benefit from modern image technology for the best possible outcomes. Guelph General Hospital performs 3,000 “laparoscopic” surgeries each year. A video camera and operative instruments are inserted in tiny incisions, allowing the surgeon to view…

  • Donors empower front-line staff to provide better patient care

    Through the Foundation’s Special Grant Program, donors give members of our hospital team the tools they need. The Foundation’s donor-funded Special Grant Program allows hospital staff to submit an application for funding for something that will make a difference to their work, that will benefit patients and staff alike, and help the Hospital meet its…

  • Donors improve clinical outcomes for patients with infectious illnesses

    Circle of Life members brought MALDI-TOF to Guelph General Hospital, and one year later, it’s proven to be a game-changer. It was learning of MALDI-TOF that inspired George Oelkuch to start supporting The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital through their Circle of Life giving program. MALDI-TOF is a spectacular advancement that allows for rapid and…

  • With thanks to hundreds of caring donors, patients will receive better care

    The new and 100% donor-funded CT scanner has arrived at Guelph General Hospital Donors provide our Hospital with nearly every piece of patient care equipment, and today, your impact on patient care is felt more than ever. Dr. Samir Patel, Chief of Diagnostic Imaging describes the CT scanner as “the work-horse of the Diagnostic Imaging…

  • Donors give space to family members and visitors

    Family members and visitors of patients have unique needs Caring donors, along with designer Karen Miller from Modelo Interiors who donated many hours of her time, helped transform multiple family lounges into inviting, calming and highly functional spaces for patients, family and visitors at Guelph General Hospital. Having a loved one in the Hospital can…