Click the sections below to see our current needs for 2021/2022:
Surgical Care: $3.465M
Takes x-ray images during surgeries and in clinics.
Uses 3D imaging to orient the surgeon during minimally invasive surgeries.
Provides a dramatically magnified view for precise and delicate procedures.
Sets of standard instruments needed for minimally invasive surgery – where surgeons use small incisions to operate instead of a large opening.
Cleans and sterilizes equipment used for medical procedures across the community.
Computer hardware and software that connects surgical tools to live 4K monitors, and provides access to patient records and results.
Hospital Wide: $3.096M
Helps caregivers safely support patients with limited mobility.
Devices and smart alarms that identify and alert caregivers to critical events.
Computerized cabinets that safely and securely store, track and dispense medications near the point of care (eg. on inpatient or outpatient units).
Used to purchase specialized equipment for newly recruited physicians.
Used to purchase equipment that urgently needs to be replaced. Often used in cases where equipment is unexpectedly unusable and unrepairable.
Medical Imaging: $2.562M
Super high resolution monitors used to view and report on medical imaging.
Uses high frequency sound waves to create images of internal structures.
Uses 2-D, 3-D, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart.
Detects the presence of radioactive tracers injected into the body – used to evaluate the function of various organ systems.
Assists with storage, retrieval, presentation and sharing of medical images.
Uses low-dose radiation to produce high-quality images of the breast.
Uses strong magnetic fields and computer generated radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues of the body. (Not included in total)
Critical Care: $503K
Provides a specialized form of dialysis to unstable patients in the ICU.
Mechanically pumps oxygen into the body, assisting the lungs.
A specialized ventilator with no metal/magnetic components for patients who need breathing support while getting magnetic imaging.
Automates the processing of tissue samples/specimens.
Performs testing on patient urine specimens to diagnose and monitor illness.
Uses efficient robotics to prepare slides that can be viewed under a microscope.
Women and Children's Health: $85K
Monitors the vital signs of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Allied Health: $40K
Helps patients practice and relearn routine movements by simulating daily activities.
Measures oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production to calculate a patients’ dietary energy needs.
Each year, Sault Area Hospital goes through a planning process to identify the most critically needed equipment for our hospital. Equipment is scored based on whether existing equipment can still be repaired, how important the equipment is to treatment, and how it will impact patient experience.
For 2021/2022, Sault Area Hospital plans to bring in over $10 million in equipment across the hospital.
The list below provides some basic information about the priority needs for Sault Area Hospital this year. If you are interested in supporting a specific piece of equipment, please contact us for more information.
needs our support,
now more than ever.
Most medical equipment only lasts 7-10 years before needing to be replaced.
That means much of the equipment that was purchased when we moved into our Hospital in 2011 will need to be replaced over the next few years.
Our community purchases this equipment, through donations to Sault Area Hospital Foundation.
It’s not just equipment.
These are the tools our caregivers need to ensure you get the care you deserve.
All here, close to home.
Between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022,
we hope to purchase equipment totaling over