Dear Mr. Sears,

The mission of the Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation is to provide funds to support the goals and objectives of the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor/Lanark County Ambulance Service

Close-knit communities such as ours share many values. We believe that caring, generosity and family are not just words. They are the very bricks from which a strong community is built.

In 2008, a major expansion of the Almonte General Hospital was completed. The new Fairview Manor, expanded to 112 beds from 100, opened its doors. Our generous community contributed $4 million of the total $29 million cost of the redevelopment of the Hospital and Manor.

During our recent Christmas campaign more than $70,000 was raised for a new van for Fairview Manor that will enable 112 residents the freedom and independence to get out and run errands and enjoy events in the community.  In 2011-12 generous donors provided $220,000 for ergonomic, state of the art sterilization equipment to keep our patients, residents and employees safe.  Eight pieces of medical equipment were purchased with the proceeds of the 2012 Hospital Summer Golf Classic that raised more than $100,000.

 The redevelopment is complete, but the need continues.  A new Capital Equipment List of priority one equipment will soon be available and with the tremendous support of our donors, we will continue to provide the necessary funds for the Hospital.

On behalf of the patients and residents who benefit daily from the equipment purchased with generous donations, we thank donors for the past, present and future support. Together we can make a difference to the patients we serve.

To discover how you can make a difference please contact Gerry Huddleston, Executive Director, Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor 613-256-2514 ext. 2297 or ghuddleston@agh-fvm.com.

Sincerely

Al Lunney

Fundraising Committee Chair

Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation

 

Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor

Patient Care Equipment Priorities for 2012-2013

Operating Room

Wireless Surgical Monitor – $18,000 (SPONSORED)

This monitor is used by surgeons to view their work during laparascopic surgery. This minimally-invasive form of surgery uses small incisions and scopes connected to video cameras. AGH currently has one monitor shared by two surgeons.

LED Laryngoscopes upgrade – $57,000

Acquiring this equipment will greatly assist staff in inserting breathing tubes used during surgery which requires general anaesthesia. A laryngoscope is used to obtain a view of the vocal cords to facilitate tracheal intubation.

Gynecology Trays (2) – $9,000

These are complete sets of the instruments used in gynecological abdominal surgeries, such as hysterectomies.

CSR Washer – $39,000 (SPONSORED AS PART OF CSR PROJECT)

This is a washer/disinfector used to wash surgical instruments prior to sterilization. AGH currently has one washer; acquiring a second will help shorten the wait time between surgical cases.

Resectoscopes/Urethrotome – $30,000 (ON HOLD)

Acquiring these instruments will enable AGH to offer prostate surgery, a service not presently available in Almonte.

 Recovery Room

 Bedside Monitors (4) – $ 24,000

These monitors are used to make sure patients’ vital signs are stable following surgery. AGH currently has two monitors which are past their replacement date. As surgery volumes at AGH have risen, the number of beds in the Recovery Room has been increased.

 Emergency Room

 GlideScope – $16,000

The GlideScope provides a clear digital image to assist in the intubation of surgery patients. A clear image is critical, as intubation can be challenging with very sick patients.