Areas of Impact
The Foundation invests in a wide range of projects and equipment that have an impact not only on people’s health, but also on their well-being.
In 30 years, the Board of Directors has allocated more than $23 million to the Foundation.
Year after year the Foundation offers its support in the following 3 areas:
High-Tech Equipment (Value $25,000 and over)
The Regional Hospital offers some twenty medical specialties.
The Foundation therefore receives requests from all departments with equipment purchasing needs!
Our objective is always the same: to enhance our equipment resources in order to provide more sophisticated medicine. More sophisticated medicine means, for example, less invasive techniques which, as a result, often reduce post-operative hospitalization time. More sophisticated medicine is also a means of attracting new doctors to join the medical teams here in the Laurentians. The addition of new doctors in the region offers the population an undeniable added value. Each time we are able to offer an adapted treatment, surgery or medical follow-up, and we avoid sending a patient to the city, we can say, “mission accomplished!”
Equipment purchases are varied, but here are a few noteworthy items:
2020 INNOVATION IN INTENSIVE CARE,
A $150,000 INVESTMENT
- Addition of an MRI-compatible heart monitor
- Addition of a CVVH unit – continuous veno-venous hemofiltration
- Optimizes support for patients in critical condition
2018 INNOVATION, BARIATRIC SURGERY,
A $200,000 INVESTMENT
- Establishment of a new regional service
- Capacity of 300 surgeries per year, avoiding referrals to Montréal
2017 A SECOND CT SCANNER,
A $2 MILLION INVESTMENT
- 25,000 more exams per year
- Previously, appointments were made on a 24-hour schedule. Now, appointments are scheduled at more regular times.
- Examination times have been reduced from 6 months to 0-3 months.
2017 TO 2019 UROLOGY: PROSTATE CANCER PREVENTION, A $400,000 INVESTMENT
- Upgrading of various equipment for the urology department
- Application of less invasive medical techniques, reducing the period of hospitalization
2017 TO 2019 OPENING OF THE MOTHER-CHILD CENTRE,
A $1.5 MILLION INVESTMENT
- Opening of a pavilion for pediatric and post-hospital follow-ups
- Opening of a high-risk pregnancy (GARE) clinic
- Addition of a 6th delivery room to the Birth Unit
Small Equipment (Value $25,000 and under)
Many of the funded devices and equipment are used daily by diverse healthcare workers, and without which, our care units’ functioning would be disrupted. The Foundation is therefore called upon to finance this additional small equipment such as various monitors, examination tables, geriatric chairs, ultrasound scanners, tourniquets, safety carts, saturometers, breast pumps, to name but a few.
2019 IN-HOME CARE,
- Purchase of a wide variety of items, accessories and equipment
- Increases the range of equipment available to ensure the necessary follow-up at home.
- Avoids displacing seniors and people with poor health
- Often avoids hospitalization and ensures autonomy
2019 VARIOUS SMALL EQUIPMENT,
- Anesthesia, inhalation therapy, operating room
- Pneumology Clinic: oxygen analyzer and CO2 monitor
- Hematology-Oncology Clinic: treatment chairs and blanket warmers
- Birth Unit – Specialized Nursery: addition of comfortable rocking chairs to allow a parent to stay with and even sleep with their newborn during this critical stage.
2018 VARIOUS SMALL EQUIPMENT,
- Addiction Rehabilitation Centre: portable electrocardiogram
- Hemato-oncology Clinic: electric examination table facilitates the placement of patients bruised by the disease.
- Nephrology: various equipment for the renal dialysis clinic’s clientele
- Wound Care: negative pressure therapy device and wound treatment device
- Birth Unit: electric delivery bed and gynecological stretcher
- Emergency and post-operative care floors dedicated to cases requiring isolation: several fixed blood pressure monitors, which facilitate the cleaning of fixed devices and the management of isolation cases
- Equipping the treatment teams ensures a more seamless service and limits delays caused by the sharing of equipment between medical professionals
- Improving the comfort of patients and their caregivers is also an integral part of a human-centred service!
The Foundation supports a wide range of people-centred projects that have an impact on the well-being of individuals. For example, it supports users and teams working in hospitals, mental health centres, CHSLDs, Youth Centres and Addiction Rehabilitation Centres.
2020 DIVERSE PROJECTS,
TOTAL INVESTMENT OF $85 000
- CHSLD: various zootherapy programs, music therapy, seasonal theme parties, etc.
- CANCER: yoga relaxation workshops
- Youth Centre: addition of a multi-sensory room
- CLSC: art therapy program for young people
2018 TO 2020 LES IMPATIENTS,
- Art therapy workshops for adult outpatients, with follow-up by the psychiatry team
- Allows to break the barriers of isolation
2017 YOUTH, ANXIETY AND STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, INVESTMENT $100,000
- Workshops offered at the CLSC “Distress & Progress and InVivo”
- For young people with anxiety problems
- Enables them to understand their situation so that they can better manage anxiety and stress
- Also provided training for workers both at the CLSCs and in schools