Here’s some warm and fuzzy news for you today! Just in time for poppy season.
Collingwood Legion Branch 63 Poppy Fund Program launches a surgical program campaign at the Collingwood G&M Hospital
Collingwood – October 19, 2016 – On Tuesday, October 4th the Collingwood Legion Branch 63 presented a cheque for $5,000 to the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation launching the start of a $1.5 million campaign for the Surgical Program at CGMH.
Expanding surgical equipment expands the surgical team’s capabilities to care for patients with life threatening illnesses or injuries. It broadens the range of procedures and positive outcomes at CGMH. It is important to upgrade tools as surgical procedures become more sophisticated and as surgical technology advances.
The Hospital is launching a $1.5 million campaign to replace a wide range of surgical equipment at CGMH to accommodate the growing needs for surgical services in the region. In addition, this campaign will fund minor changes to the Operating Room area and investments in quality based programs that will improve patient outcomes and operational efficiency. This is only possible with community support.
Last year over 5000 patients used the Hospital for surgical services, including orthopaedic, trauma, joint replacements, cancer surgeries and a variety of general and gynaecological surgical procedures. As the number of surgeries required locally continues to grow with the population of Southern Georgian Bay, it is increasingly important for patients to be treated with the best tools and technology. Simple enhancements to the operating rooms such as enhanced access to tools and better functioning technology can be critical during a successful surgical procedure.
Thank you to the Collingwood Legion Branch 63 for generously donating Poppy Fund proceeds to this life saving campaign.