Your Donations At Work… Just Like You Intended
April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012
The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation would like to thank the residents of Northumberland for their generous support. In the past year (April 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012),with your support we have contributed over $ 2,086,029 to purchase equipment to helpprovide the best patient care experience possible.
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April 1, 2010- March 31, 2011
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our donors last fiscal year (March 31, 2011), the Foundation was able to provide the hospital with $852,677 to purchase essential medical equipment and technology. Below is a list of the equipment purchased in part or in full:
Endoeye scopes (2) $ 40,890
This is a scope that is used during laparoscopic surgeries which is less invasive. It allows the physician to see in the abdomen without having to open the abdomen with a large incision. There are only small incisions made and the scope and instruments inserted to perform the procedure.
Colonoscopes (2) 82,549
This is a scope that is used to see inside the colon to identify any abnormalities or disease.
Cystoscopes (2) 25,033
This scope is used to see inside the bladder and urinary tract system for any abnormalities or disease.
Patient lift motors (3) 7,167
These lifts allow nurses to safely transport patients in and out of bed while reducing the risk of injury to both staff and patients.
Nurse call system 32,049
Software and hardware upgrade to improve communication and patient safety.
HUGS Infant Security System 28,928
This is the security system used to prevent abduction of newborns and pediatric patients while they are in hospital.
Tidal CO2 capnometer 5,769
Capnography is a non-invasive monitoring technique that allows NHH physicians and staff fast and reliable assessment into the ventilation, circulation, and metabolism of patients. Having this equipment available allows staff in the critical care areas of NHH to more effectively monitor critically ill patients, and provide appropriate care.
Blood coagulation analyzer 20,378
The blood coagulation instrument is used for identifying the abnormalities in a patient’s blood clotting system by identifying any abnormality which would hinder the blood from clotting which may endanger a patient’s life.
Provue automated blood bank system 91,701
The Provue automated blood bank instrument is used to type the patient’s blood (e.g. O Positive, A Negative etc.) and allows the laboratory to give the patient the correct blood type when a patient requires it. It also screens for unusual blood group antibodies which may cause transfusion reactions.
Wireless infrastructure expansion 178,931
Hospital-wide expansion of our wireless of our wireless capabilities is necessary to allow for increased technological advancements including key patient safety initiatives such as patient medication verification.
Picture Archiving Communications System 54,889
Electronic Health Record - Document Scanning & Archival 170,093
NHH requires an improved system that is less labour-intensive and more effective in storage and retrieval of patient information to support clinical care. This system will make documents which are currently paper based, available in electronic form, thereby allowing multiple clinicians to access them simultaneously from any location.
Computers and other system investments 70,513
Our current electronic (computers, printers, etc.) lifecycle is approximately five (5) years. In order to keep up with increasingly demanding technology, we have implemented an evergreen replacement strategy in which approximately 20% of our electronic equipment is replaced annually.
Sony printer for Operating Room equipment 4,550
This printer is linked with the colonoscope so that pictures can be taken of the colon and printed off for the patient’s medical record.
Forward advantage electronic document delivery 5,496
A system to automate the distribution of patient reports to physicians (most responsible physician, family physician, etc.) The current process is manual and labour-intensive. This system will allow us to automatically route reports to the physicians preferred destination – electronic, fax, email or print.
Enterprise wide risk management system 23,311
Computer software to expand the number of users that would have access to this system, which tracks all patient care incidents and complaints. It ensures the hospital adequately tracks and records investigations and resolutions relating to patient care and safety issues.
Bedside medication verification system 10,430
A system to help with ongoing safety initiatives in medication delivery by identifying the proper medication for the correct patient through the use of bar-coding technology. This system is integrated with our Meditech patient information system which captures all medications on each patient.
Total Capital Purchases $ 852,677
Thank you for your continued support!