Where Your Money Goes

Osler donors gave in unprecedented numbers and amounts again this past year, helping to build and then fill our hospitals with the medical equipment and technologies needed to support great patient care in our community.

In 2016/17, thousands of donors stepped forward with gifts of every size to collectively make health care better for us all.

The impact of this extraordinary giving is felt in every area of our hospitals, from our emergency rooms to our Paediatric Units, our operating rooms to our Critical Care Units. A few of the many examples of equipment available in our hospitals right now thanks to our donors include:

  • Vital signs monitors for our Cardiology, Oncology, Emergency, and Mental Health Units – used to measure and monitor a patient’s temperature, pulse, breathing, and blood pressure.
  • Invasive ventilators for our Critical Care Units supporting our sickest, most critically ill patients.
  • Transvenous pacemakers for our Emergency Department – a potentially life-saving intervention used directly at the bedside for patients in cardiac arrest.
  • Mammography Units for our Diagnostic Imaging Unit – providing x-ray images to screen for breast cancer and support early breast cancer detection.
  • Recumbent bicycles and elliptical trainers for our Rehabilitation and Lifestyle Clinics to support healthy living and chronic disease prevention and management.
  • Newborn scales for our Paediatric Clinics specially designed with active infants in mind with secure baby scale trays and easy to clean seats.
  • Bladder scanners for our Surgical Department to aid in recovery for post-op patients undergoing abdominal surgery.

On behalf of all those who count on our hospitals for care – as many as 2,000 people a day! – thank you for choosing to invest in health care. There are few things as important as your community hospital and we are so grateful for your support.