Two new portable X-ray units on the front line
When we think of the front line, we often imagine doctor and nurses but in this battle, X-ray technicians are right there too. The Emergency Response Fund enabled the quick purchase of two X-ray units with one in use in the COVID-19 Assessment Centre and the other being used to image COVID-19 patients and droplet contact patients in the ICU and on other patient floors. For infection control and safety, the X-ray techs perform imaging at the bedside, instead of moving the patients around the hospital.
These are just two examples of how our community is helping our residents and patients cope and also how donations directly impact assessment and care of COVID patients and those at risk. Despite the turmoil and uncertainly in your lives, you, our donor community, has signaled an understanding and appreciation of North York General in caring for over half a million people.
If you have already donated to the Emergency Response Fund, I hope you know how much it has impacted our ability to purchase Personal Protective Equipment, retrain staff for the Critical Care Unit, provide meals for our health care workers, offer mental health and wellness support for our staff, expand our virtual care, establish screening centres at our entrances, purchase critical equipment and has allowed us to respond to any emerging need in tackling COVID-19.
If you are in a position to give NYGHtacklesCOVID19.ca or perhaps would like to launch your own fundraising effort, please go to FundraiseForNYGH.ca for more information on how you can help fight a global crisis close to home.
Chag Sameach, Happy Easter and everyone enjoy your long weekend and please #stayhome.
President & CEO