Health Matters Most
Be a part of the life-changing moments experienced at the QEII every day.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre treats patients from across Atlantic Canada - our friends, family and neighbours - and because of donors, these patients receive the most advanced care available, allowing them to celebrate life-changing moments every day. These patients, QEII staff and donors understand best that when everything else is stripped away, health matters most.
If the walls of the QEII could talk, they would tell you about the lives that are often changed forever because of the health care advancements donors to the QEII Foundation make possible. Here are just a few of those moments:
Donors to the QEII will continue to improve patient care by providing access to leading-edge equipment, such as:
The machines used to provide anesthesia to ensure patients are safe during surgery.
These machines are used for over 27,000 surgical procedures each year at the QEII. The anesthesia machines deliver anesthetics and oxygen. Suppression of high-level functioning parts of the brain results in temporary memory loss and reduced awareness surroundings, providing safe surgical conditions for the patient.
The high-resolution ultrasound that begins the care plan for patients.
These machines are used to diagnose a wide range of conditions from gallstones and kidney stones to more serious conditions such as heart disease, and malignant or benign tumours. The results from these tests allow physicians to interpret the images, diagnose the problem and formulate the most effective treatment plan.
As technology evolves, newly developed medical equipment provides opportunities to improve patient safety and elevate the level of care in operating rooms. When physicians have access to leading-edge technology and equipment, more patients will experience those life-changing moments.