KGH Auxiliary donation purchases vital equipment for cardiac program

News / Fund Raising
By Anne Rutherford

Thanks to the generosity of the KGH Auxiliary, the cardiac program at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre will be receiving $361,500 worth of vital equipment to help support the delivery of the best patient care.

The new equipment purchases include 15 defibrillators, 28 pacemakers and one BiPAP Vision System, a ventilation device used to help treat patients with breathing difficulties. 

“When looking at equipment purchases we like to focus on a particular program each year, and this time we decided to direct funds to cardiac care,” says KGH Auxiliary President Sandra Fletcher.  “Defibrillators, pacemakers and ventilation equipment are all essential to caring for cardiology patients.  There’s a definite need for the devices and we’re pleased that we can help ensure patients have access to the technology they need.”

Along with the new cardiology equipment, the KGH Auxiliary is also directing $5700 to support care and comfort needs in several other programs and services at the KGH site including Elder Life, Social Work and the Aboriginal Patient Navigator.

To learn more about the KGH Auxiliary and its activities, please visit their section of our website.