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.
EMPOWERING HOME SELF-CARE AND RECOVERY SUPPORT
Self-care and recovery at home is 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;
- HR and BP machines
- telehealth monitoring
- portable nebulizer units with mask and tubing
- oscillating positive expiratory pressure devices
The more we empower patients with the tools they need, the more capacity we build within our healthcare system and the more prepared we are for the future.
NOVA SCOTIA COVID-19 HEALTH RESEARCH COALITION
In this unprecedented time of local and global uncertainty, there has never been a greater need to conduct medical and health related research to collect real time evidence to inform practice, policy and decision making in this new pandemic environment. The Nova Scotia research community has come together to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic with a $1.5 million collective investment in COVID-19 focused research.
Funds raised through this QEII COVID-19 Response Fund will support the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition — formed to bring research leaders and foundation partners from across the province together with an ultimate goal of finding a vaccine. Learn more about the Coalition here.
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 the Coronavirus outbreak (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 things such as iPads and 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.
SUPPORTING NEEDS IN THE QEII COVID-19 WARDS
COVID-19 wards at the QEII are in need of items to care for patients affected by COVID-19. Funds raised will purchase items such as;
- electronic stethoscopes
- Bluetooth O2 probes
- lumify ultrasounds
- clinical equipment such as portable ultrasound machines for guided IV insertion and bedside diagnostics
This technology provides accurate clinical assessment and diagnostics, without the patient being required to leave their bed. This allows healthcare teams to meet patients at the point-of-care, make a faster diagnosis, and deliver exceptional care whenever it’s needed.
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.