Patient Stories

  • Your Generosity Advanced Cardiac Care

    Thanks to the kindness of donors and the expertise of specialized cardiac staff, lives are being saved. Recently, we have witnessed incredible growth with the most transformational upgrade to cardiac care coming close to reality at the QEH. The Foundation committed $1 million for state-of-the-art cardiac equipment and technology that will be fully implemented in the coming year.

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  • A family connection to the QEH NICU

    Newborn twins Eloise and Lola were born in June 2021 to Alex Youland and Kyla Thistle. The girls spent the first three weeks of their lives in the QEH NICU where they benefitted from the aid and support of neonatal ventilators, occupational therapy equipment, and omnibeds that were all purchased for the NICU in 2021. The sisters laid side-by-side during their intensive care, each in her own omnibed. This wouldn’t have been possible, prior to the arrival of the first four omnibeds at the QEH. An omnibed, a combination incubator and warmer, is a standard of care for sick and preterm infants today. The QEH Auxiliary as well as Wo He Lo, two volunteer driven fundraising groups providing longtime support to the NICU, each purchased an omnibed at a cost of approximately $72,000 each.

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  • Your generosity helps dialysis patients.

    The protection of vulnerable dialysis patients was a major concern for Canadian hospitals at the onset of the pandemic. Our donors immediately helped purchase dialysis machines designated specifically for COVID-19 patients and those in isolation. Thankfully, this equipment has not yet been needed and was transferred to the regular QEH ICU where it is used often on a daily basis.

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