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About

As the main referral centre and provider of 80% of all specialized services for Prince Edward Island, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the heart of health care on PEI.

It is only through the support of generous donors that the QEH Foundation can fulfill its important mission of raising funds for medical equipment for our Island’s largest hospital. This continued support ensures our health care professionals can continue to provide the highest level of care possible for our friends and families here—at home—in PEI.

As with any hospital, medical equipment needs are great, and ongoing. Medical equipment reaches its end of life much sooner than in the past, and with advances in medical procedures and technologies, our needs continue to grow as we serve the entire Island through a number of provincial specialties here at the QEH.

2019-20

This year, a top campaign priority is a new $1.5 million CT Simulator for radiation treatment planning.

 

 

 

 

 

With images from the CT Simulator:

  • The optimal position for the patient’s body during each treatment is determined, for maximum radiation effectiveness
  • Radiation therapists coordinate markings, commonly referred to as “tattoos”, to the treatment area, to ensure the patient’s body position is replicated for each treatment
  • The reliability of radiation dose is administered is increased, and the risk of damaging healthy tissue is decreased. 

To date, approximately $1.35 million of the $1.5 million simulator cost has been raised.

To learn more about our current equipment needs please feel free to call the Foundation at 902-894-2425. You can also donate toward a specific piece of equipment online, by clicking here.