The 2018 campaign is about lab equipment for the regional hospital, and facilities in the health region.
The five primary pieces of equipment needed are:
These total $330,000. The digital microscopy system is a new service that will be a major upgrade to lab services. The other pieces of equipment are upgrades from existing equipment, so it is on par with the microscopy system. They will allow staff to detect a greater range of disease and infection than current equipment. Once the new equipment is in place the lab will be able to diagnose conditions it can’t currently.
In addition there is another $150,000 worth of lab equipment needed for sites outside Yorkton: the acute care sites in Canora, Kamsack, Preeceville, and Esterhazy need new centrifuges and hematology analyzers at a cost is around $37,000 per site.
Other priorities include:
In addition we hold the Charity Golf Classic and will be buying about $70,000 worth of smaller equipment with those funds:
We also expend approximately $25,000 each year on the scholarship program to assist nurses and therapists to upgrade their clinical skills.
In total we are looking to purchase $750,000 worth of equipment and education for health care in this region this year.