Angels of Care Campaign
The Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) Foundation has launched its 13th Annual Angels of Care Campaign to help advance care for thousands of patients treated at the hospital each year. More than 40,000 area residents are treated annually at CMH. This includes patients requiring emergency services, a surgical procedure, a stay in the In-Patient Unit, a diagnostic test, to have blood work done and much more. If it wasn’t for financial support from the community many of these life-saving services would not have been available for patients. Currently, the hospital has a list of important equipment the medical staff needs to continue to provide this great health care locally.
The CMH Foundation is hoping to raise $250,000 during the Angels of Care Campaign for the purchase of high priority equipment. Funds raised during the campaign will support the purchase of the new Digital X-Ray Machine and Clinical Information System Supports as well as several new Patient Beds. The Foundation reminds the community the Provincial government does not provide funds for the purchase of new equipment. That responsibility is in the hands of the donor community.
The current X-Ray Machine at the hospital will be deemed “end of life” at the end of 2019. This means there is a higher risk of breakdown and replacement parts will be harder to find and be more expensive. “The aging unit has served the hospital well for many years averaging over 12,000 exams annually,” says Manager of Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Colleen Smith. “It is the busiest diagnostic tool at the Hospital and we need to ensure we have a functioning X-Ray Machine available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
Smith adds, “With donor support over the past few years most of the other diagnostic equipment in the DI Department, such as the CT Scanner, Mammography Unit, and the Echo/Ultrasound machines now use digital technology; however the current X-Ray Machine is a Computed Radiography (CR) unit that uses a non-digital cassette to process examinations. To advance our diagnostic capabilities at CMH and for uninterrupted patient access and safety it’s time to update to Digital X-Ray.”
Those interested in supporting the Campaign or learning more are invited to visit the CMH Foundation Office or contact John Russell at (705) 632-2014 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org