Bringing Atlantic Canada’s first
hybrid operating room to the QEII

At the QEII Health Sciences Centre, we don’t just meet standards – we set them. Your investment today will help create Atlantic Canada’s first hybrid operating room, a superior operating suite that allows our world-class teams to deliver the best and most innovative care available. 

Why QEII Patients need a hybrid OR?

The QEII Health Sciences Centre needs a hybrid operating room for the thousands of Atlantic Canadian patients it serves each day; the reasons why are clear. A hybrid OR reduces the invasiveness of traditional surgical procedures – resulting in shorter recovery times, smaller incisions, less stress on the heart, and less trauma and discomfort for patients.

A hybrid OR allows specialists from several areas to work together to provide the best patient care, in one place – diagnosing, treating and intervening all at the same time. This is especially important when treating trauma patients or if an emergency situation arises in the OR; patients will not need to be transferred between health centre floors and care teams, saving critical time when it matters most.

The QEII Foundation is on a $4-million journey to bring Atlantic Canada’s first hybrid OR to the QEII, which includes funding the suite’s equipment and technology.

From the Heart

About From the Heart

Atlantic Canada’s transformational heart health campaign

In just one short year, a community of donors raised over $4.5-million supporting cardiac and vascular excellence – completing phase one of the QEII Foundation’s From the Heart campaign. Their generosity was the catalyst for the recent rebuilding and reopening of the QEII’s Cardiac Cath Lab D, which treated its first heart health patients on December 19, 2017. Click here to experience a 360° virtual tour of Cardiac Cath Lab D.

Funded entirely by From the Heart donors, the inaugural Maritime Heart Centre Innovation Fund grants were also recently awarded to five QEII research initiatives. To learn more about our grants and their research summaries, click here.


While there is much to celebrate with the completion of phase one of the From the Heart campaign, we know that we can make an even bigger, transformational change. Great change only comes by thinking big and having bold, ambitious dreams. The QEII’s heart health leaders have a vision and we invite you to play a pivotal role in advancing care.

Together, let’s bring a hybrid OR to the QEII

To learn more about the hybrid OR, how your generosity can transform care or to meet the healthcare leaders who are driving this program, contact Kirk Yanofsky at 902 334 1546 or – or submit the contact form.

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What is the QEII?

The QEII Health Sciences Centre takes care of Atlantic Canadians when they need it most. With 10 buildings on two sites, the QEII is the largest adult health sciences centre in the region. The QEII is the specialized care centre in areas such as heart health, cancer care, neurosurgery and organ transplantation. In addition to providing the most advanced care available, the QEII is the leading research centre and training facility for tomorrow's health care professionals.

If you have questions about any of our programs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.

About the QEII Foundation

The QEII Foundation inspires generosity to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. With financial support from all levels of the community, the QEII Foundation helps fund new technologies, medical research, innovation and professional education that contribute to life-changing moments experienced every day by patients and their loved ones. By working together with people who share a vision of better health, the Foundation strengthens care delivered at the QEII, improving the health and lives of Atlantic Canadians.

QEII Foundation

5657 Spring Garden Road, Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4

Tel: 902 334 1546