Making an impact where it matters most.
Working with the QEII Health Sciences Centre to identify key areas of need, the QEII Foundation has created a fund that will benefit local COVID-19 response efforts at the QEII.
SUPPORTING NEEDS IN THE QEII COVID-19 WARD
COVID-19 wards at the QEII are in urgent need of items to care for patients. Funds raised will purchase items like electronic stethoscopes, Bluetooth O2 probes, lumify ultrasounds and clinical equipment like a portable ultrasound machine for guided IV insertion and bedside diagnostics.
EMPOWERING HOME SELF-CARE AND RECOVERY SUPPORT
Not only do patients within the walls of the QEII need support, self-care and recovery at home is also an important piece of the COVID-19 response strategy. As patients care for themselves and recover at home, they are in need of items such as thermometers, oxygen saturation monitors, HR and BP machines, telehealth monitoring, portable nebulizer units with mask and tubing, oscillating positive expiratory pressure devices, aerochambers and more. The more we empower patients with the tools they need, the more capacity we build within our healthcare system.
ACTIVATING VIRTUAL CARE SOLUTIONS
There is an urgent need for e-Mental health treatment options within our province, given the added stress and pressures of COVID-19. We have the opportunity to accelerate the launch of new innovative programs that will help create 24/7 care access for those experiencing common mental health issues. Same-day access programs that incorporate videoconferencing and mobile apps will help close the gap between available practitioners and demand – and offer treatment options individuals can utilize from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
The health and safety of QEII staff is of utmost importance everyday – but especially amidst a pandemic. Funds raised will support virtual doctor visits using technology to connect patients with doctors, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists for both consultative needs and on-site prescriptions. This advanced technology uses thermal imaging and facial recognition to provide patients with a safe, private, and secure consultation with a licensed clinician.
BUILDING EFFICIENCIES IN COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
To improve efficiencies and abide by social distancing requirements – virtual communication solutions have never been so critical. Funds raised will support digital solutions that allow healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate in a safe and effective way.