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.

 

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…

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…