Impact of Giving

Your support helps our Hospital provide exceptional patient care.

Every moment of every day, the generosity of caring community members like you is felt by patients, their families and hospital staff at Guelph General Hospital.

In fact, members of our community help fund every piece of patient care equipment at Guelph General Hospital. Equipment as essential as IV pumps and surgical devices, and items that provide comfort and cheer to patients and their families such as sleeper chairs and colorful artwork, is available at our Hospital only because of kind and caring donations.

The articles found on this page illustrate the impact of giving and just how important you are to creating a Hospital that can provide the services and patient care that our community expects and deserves.

 

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…

Thanksgiving Day Race Runners Fund Life-saving Trauma Equipment for Guelph General Hospital

With thanks to all those in our community who contributed or participated in last year’s Thanksgiving Day Races, Guelph General Hospital was able to purchase a new Rapid Infuser which arrived this past Spring. “We are fortunate to have this piece of equipment that can make the difference between life and death in a trauma…

Newborns Receive Improved Phototherapy Thanks to Generous Guelph Families

While not all newborns become jaundiced, it’s reassuring to know if they do at Guelph General Hospital they’ll be treated with the latest technology thanks to our donors. Jaundice is the most common condition that requires medical attention and hospital readmission in newborns. When a newborn has jaundice, the skin and whites of the eyes…

Paediatric Laryngoscope

Newborn Care at Guelph General Hospital benefitting from The Guelph District Shrine Club donation

The Guelph District Shrine Club has been supporting the Hospital since 2003. This past year saw them make a $2,000 gift for the purchase of a specialized laryngoscope used in infant care.

Dr Darren Lin with Zoll Monitor Defib

Specialized Monitor/Defibrillator Units: A Vital Tool for Vital Signs Monitoring

“They are spectacular.” GGH’s Emergency Department (ED) Clinical Educator, Lisa Groulx, can’t say enough about the seven new monitor/defibrillator units in Emergency Department. The units are part of an order of 16 that arrived at the Hospital in the last few months, at a cost of about $250,000, thanks entirely to donor support. The units…

Donors connect vital signs monitors directly to patient charts

Every shift, nurses measure their patients’ vital signs multiple times using a specialized vital signs monitor. Blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation and heart-rate – all important measures which tell the team how a patient is doing. The results can affect medication and treatment decisions. In the last few months, a donor-funded system which connects the…

Portable X-rays arrive at Guelph General

New Mobile X-ray Machines Are Providing New Level of Imaging

Not long ago, the Hospital took delivery of the latest in mobile X-ray technology, funded by our caring donors. “Clinicians love this!” exclaims Mike Lindsay, Director Diagnostic Imaging. He enthuses, “The image is captured digitally and appears on the screen right away. There is no running back to the department to process a cassette. The…

Respiratory therapist beside ventillator

Tour de Guelph Helps Patients at Guelph General Breathe Easy

On June 25 of this year, seven hundred and five riders signed on to ride one of the six, beautiful routes that meandered in and around the local countryside, and together raised close to $100,000 for important initiatives that benefit people in our community. Guelph General Hospital purchased two non-invasive respiratory ventilators with its share…

Dr. Hoey holding new orthopedic drill

Donors put vital tools in the hands of Guelph General’s surgeons.

Patient wait times for surgery are improved and patient safety during surgery is strengthened because you responded generously. Last holiday season kind and caring community members generously responded to our holiday campaign, raising over $140,000 to help Guelph General Hospital purchase new surgical equipment. Five new Orthopedic Drills and a new Nerve Integrity Monitor (NIM)…

Team of GGH staff helping prepare new beds.

Final shipment of beds received and providing comfort and safety to patients.

We’re excited to report that towards the end of summer, a special delivery of 30 brand new patient beds arrived at Guelph General Hospital. The delivery was the final one in a three-year plan to replace a total of 88 beds throughout the Hospital. There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep…and that’s especially true for…

Patient receiving IV medication

Community helped GGH provide safer patient care with a new fleet of IV Pumps

It’s been nearly two years since a new fleet of 300 IV Pumps arrived at Guelph General Hospital. In this time, they have helped our health care team provide safer patient care to literally thousands of people in our community. It became necessary to replace the Hospital’s IV pumps because the previous pumps were soon…

Demonstration of Wound Therapy Machine

A small and simple device provides comfort to patients.

Earlier this year, the Hospital purchased a new Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Machine (NPWT). It was one of over 100 of pieces of patient care equipment purchased with the 2016-17 funds transfer from the Foundation to the Hospital. The new NPWT is a small but handy little device. It’s about the size of a small purse…

Scanning a patient specimen using Guelph General Hospital's new donor funded tracking system.

In our laboratory, donors help provide the safest and highest quality care

The Hospital’s Laboratory receives 50 new patient specimen cases each and every day. Many are from patients who are having colonoscopies. Others come from patients who undergo a biopsy to rule-in or out disease, perhaps breast or prostate cancer. Still other samples come from patients in our ORs. Each sample goes through a series of steps…

One of Guelph General Hospital's Omnicell System Administrators demonstrates the new fingerprint scanning capability.

Technology advancements lead to better patient care at our Hospital

Guelph General Hospital is always looking for ways to help healthcare workers carry out their patient care responsibilities with greater ease and efficiency. When healthcare workers can perform their tasks with greater ease and efficiency, they can spend as much time as possible at their patient’s bedside where they are needed most. Thankfully today, technological…