Milton District Hospital receives funding to support emergency department

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Published September 27, 2022 at 4:23 pm

A grant from the Milton Community Fund is helping to enhance clinical services at Milton District Hospital (MDH).

The grant will help enhance services by providing emergency physicians with access to a new portable ultrasound system. This will help diagnose patients quickly and get them the required treatment.

Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose health conditions. It works by using high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.

“The new equipment allows for urgent imaging to be performed within the Emergency Department at the patient bedside,” said Natalia Thomas, Patient Care Manager for the Emergency Department, Fracture Clinic & ICU at MDH.

“The equipment is portable and ergonomic, making it easier and safer for our physicians to use. In addition, the units can connect with other hospital technology, allowing for faster and more timely sharing of information.”

Last year, the hospital applied to the Milton Community Fund and received a total of $54,193, which allowed for the purchase of this diagnostic equipment.

“We are always grateful for the funding provided by the Milton Community Fund. The grants we have received from this fund have helped purchase numerous pieces of vital medical equipment, which has supported our hospital in meeting the growing needs of the Milton community,” said Janet Skupsky, Chief Operating Officer at Milton District Hospital.

“This year’s grant means our Emergency physicians have the state-of-the-art diagnostic tools they need to assess critically ill patients quickly and reliably at the bedside.”

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