Brampton Civic Hospital seeks $10 million for surgical equipment needed to reduce patient backlog

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Published October 13, 2021 at 12:10 pm

The William Osler Health System Foundation has launched a $10 million fundrasing campaign to buy new surgical equipment for Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General hospitals.

The Build Back, Together campaign is intended to replenish the health care system that has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.

Over the course of the last two years, while urgent and emergent surgeries continued to be performed, many non-urgent programs, services and clinics, including elective surgeries had to be postponed.

As a result, additional funding is required to help cover the cost of essential surgical equipment to help reduce the backlog of procedures and replace aging equipment.

All equipment in a hospital must be funded by the community, and funds raised through this initiative will be used to purchase surgical tables, anesthesia gas machines, laparoscopes and camera heads, and AV surgical integration systems, among other items.

“At this crucial time, $10 million will go a long way to helping Osler hospitals meet the increased demand for quality health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ken Mayhew, president and CEO of the William Osler Health System Foundation, said in a news release.

“Continuing to keep our community safe is our number one priority, and with the generosity of FDC Foundation and other donors and supporters, I am confident we will be able to build back, together.”

 

 

 

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