Your donations make an impact on our community.

Each year in the May the Foundation receives a list of priority medical equipment that is required by the Cobequid Community Health Centre. This list is reviewed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation and then provided to Management and Staff of the Foundation. They develop a plan to bring the funds needed to purchase these items into the Foundation through fundraisers, individual community and corporate gifts.

As the funds are raised, the Foundation provides Cobequid Centre management the approval to purchase the piece of equipment. Each dollar you donate stays right here in our community to help fund the healthcare needs of you and your neighbours.

Through the generous support of our donors, the Cobequid Health Centre Foundation funds, in full, a significant amount of the medical equipment required each year in order to provide quality care.

Please find below the list of current needs for fiscal year 2021-2022.

Current Needs

Fibroscan Unit – Cost $164,000

Ambulatory Care Clinic

The FibroScan is a simple painless procedure for improved liver disease management. This specialized ultrasound machine for your liver measures fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty change) in your liver.  The FibroScan unit helps your healthcare provider learn more about your liver disease and develop an individualized management plan. It provides a non-surgical alternative to the traditional liver biopsy to assess liver damage.

 

Pulse Oximeter with Case – Cost $462 each ($1,385)

3 for the Endoscopy Suite 

Pulse oximeters are devices that can measure the heart rate per minute and the oxygen level in the blood easily and quickly. It is a small medical device that clips painlessly onto the end of your finger. It is used to determine the oxygen rate by using the light passing through the tissue. Pulse oximeters work by color analysis according to whether the hemoglobin in the red blood cells absorbs oxygen or not. Sensors use the color of the blood to detect the oxygen rate. The color tone of the blood changes depending on the oxygen carrying amount of the red blood cells. The device sends red and infrared light on one side, and provides measurement thanks to the sensor on the other side. Oxygenated blood is bright red in color and absorbs most of the light sent from the pulse oximeter. Thanks to the measurement of the amount of light reaching the opposite side, the oxygen saturation in the blood is determined.

Vein Viewer

Vein Viewer – Cost $9,850

Diagnostic Imaging 

Vein visualization is an innovative technology that assists healthcare professionals with finding the best veins for IV starts and blood draws.  This technology creates a real-time visual “map” of the veins on the surface of the skin.  It uses Near-infrared (NIR) imaging for detecting veins. This proven technology enables accurate visualization of the veins under the skin.

ECG Units – Cost $18,500 3 required for total cost of $55,500.

2 for the Emergency Department

1 for the Ambulatory Care Clinics

An electrocardiogram records the electrical signals in your heart. It’s a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor your heart’s health.

Electrocardiograms are also called ECGs or EKGs.

6 Holter Monitors with Accessories – Cost $35,000.

Ambulatory Care Clinic

A Holter monitor is a small, wearable device that keeps track of your heart rhythm. Your doctor may want you to wear a Holter monitor for one to two days. During that time, the device records all of your heartbeats.

A Holter monitor test is usually performed after a traditional test to check your heart rhythm (electrocardiogram), especially if the electrocardiogram doesn’t give your doctor enough information about your heart’s condition.

Your doctor uses information captured on the Holter monitor to figure out if you have a heart rhythm problem.

Additional needs

There are the additional items required. If you would like further information on any of the items listed on this page, please call or email the Foundation at (902) 869-6111 or stacey.chapman@nshealth.ca. Thank you for your consideration.

Bariatric Recumbent Bike with Assessories

Department: Rehabilitation Services – Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy

Cost: $8,820

Foot Activated Stool

Number required: 5

Department: Laboratory Services

Cost: $1,600

Pipettes & Stand

Number required: 2 Pipettes and 1 Stand

Department: Laboratory Services

Cost: $1,300

Over Bed Table

Number required: 11

Department: Emergency Department & Endoscopy Suite

Cost: $5,000

Uroflow with Accessories

Department: Endoscopy Suite

Cost: $6,155

Ophthalmoscopes & Otoscopes

Department: Emergency Department

Cost: $14,770

5 Ear Therometers

Department: Emergency Department

Cost: $1,030

29 Patient Curtains

Department: Emergency Department

Cost: $9,700

Quad Exercise Table with Weights

Department: Physiotheraphy

Cost: $5,128

General Imaging Unit 

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $358,925

Impact of donations

To see some of the items the Foundation, through your generous donations and your participation in our events, have been able to fund visit our Impact of donations page. In the hands of our skilled healthcare professionals, this equipment provides quality care for you and your neighbours.