800 CHAB Family First Radiothon - Every Moment Counts

Thank you Moose Jaw over $159,000 raised at the 11th Annual 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon.

The high degree of specialization required for critical care patients in the ICU, Surgical Unit and the ER would be impossible for our healthcare workers to function without advanced life-saving equipment, technologies and innovations.  This is only possible with Moose Jaw Health Foundation donors and community support.

Our equipment is aging.

Today without donor support for new critical care medical equipment, our hospital will struggle to remain at the forefront of medical innovation for Moose Jaw and surrounding communities. New technology is crucial to saving the lives of critical care patients. Dramatic advances in medical technologies are rapidly transforming the delivery of critical care services. It is vital that the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital replace its aging equipment immediately, while also investing in the next generation of state-of-the-art critical care technologies. The lives of friends and family that require intensive life saving medical services depend on it.

Life can change in a moment.

At any moment in time a person’s life can dramatically change - heart attack, cancer surgery, vehicle accident, stroke or a bad fall. When these life threatening challenges occur the caring medical professionals at our regional hospital will be there to help you and your family, but now they need your help during the 36 hour 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon on May 4th and May 5th.

Every day at our regional hospital over 1,200 people will pass through the front doors from Moose Jaw and surrounding communities.  Patients who are critically ill need of immediate medical services.  Every moment counts, every second counts when you are critically ill.

The need is urgent.

There are priority needs at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital that cannot wait. We need to take action now. Some of the most urgent critical care equipment needed includes:

  • Critical Care Bed is a highly specialized bed designed to accommodate the extensive medical needs of an ICU patient. When it comes to life-threatening illness or injury, doctors and nurses need a bed that will help them deliver care in demanding situations.  This innovative critical care bed offers design enhancements and safety features that assist in the efficient delivery of care. One critical care bed is needed in the ICU at $32,000.
  • Mobile Ultrasound is an advanced real-time digital imaging device that will provide highly trained emergency room healthcare professionals with quick and easy access detailed high res digital images to diagnose possible soft tissue injury, potential damage to organs, and restriction of blood flow. One mobile ultrasound is needed in the ER at $40,000.
  • Vital Signs Monitors are needed to provide instant information about a patient’s state of health 24 hours of the day.  Medical professionals will have immediate access to a patient’s body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure and oxygen. Five are need at $4,500 in the Surgical Unit.
  • Gantry Ceiling Lifts to provide healthcare workers an easy and effective way to move immobile surgical patients safely and comfortably.  Less movement will help patients recover from life saving surgical procedures. Four gantry ceiling lifts are needed in the Surgical Unit requiring a $6,900 investment per lift.

The future depends on it.

To provide the very best to critically ill patients throughout the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional hospital health professionals require the very best tools. Only the help and generosity of dedicated and visionary donors during the Family First Radiothon can make that happen. Every dollar raised here stays here to help patients.

Every moment counts. Every action counts.  An act of kindness with a donation to the 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon will help save the life of a critically ill patient.  Please give generously.

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