2021 Christmas Appeal

This holiday season our regional hospital teams have identified a need for perioperative services, and we are there to support them.  Many of us have had surgery or are facing the prospect of surgery in the future. That is why I am reaching out to you today.

Our healthcare team at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital (serving Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne counties) has asked for your support with the purchase of a state-of-the-art surgical table for the OR department.  The cost of this piece of equipment is $76,400. It will replace an existing surgical table that is quite a few years old, has limited positioning capacities and is nearing the end of its useful life. The new table offers angle adjustment capabilities which can help your surgeon reach the surgical area more comfortably and safely and which are critical to delivering the right dosage of anesthesia.

“It will have the additional benefit of expanding the kinds of surgeries that can be performed in Yarmouth, thus eliminating travel for many patients, says Site Medical Lead of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital and general surgeon Dr. Chris Murphy. Orthopaedic surgery in particular, will be able to do more kinds of surgeries to help more patients,” Dr. Murphy says.

Our regional hospital touches the lives of many individuals and families every single day of the year. Together with your help, our care teams will have the tools and support they need to provide the best care possible in keeping our families and our community healthy.  What an amazing gift to give!!!

Will you join me in supporting this piece of equipment for perioperative services by making your donation today?   To donate, simply click here or send an e-transfer to info@yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca.  You can also mail your gift to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation at PO Box 7 Yarmouth, NS  B5A 4B1. No gift is too big or too small and every dollar counts.

With appreciation and best wishes to you and your family for a safe and healthy holiday season,

Neil LeBlanc, Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yarmouth Hospital Foundation