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 2023-2024.

Current Needs


Cost $33,742

Endoscopy Suite – Urology Clinic

Cystoscope allows physician to examine the lining of the bladder and urethra. Cystoscope is used to diagnose, monitor and treat conditions affecting the bladder and urethra. the physician might recommend cystoscopy to Investigate causes of blood in urine, incontinence, overactive bladder, painful urination and urinary tract infections. Cystoscope diagnose and treat bladder diseases and conditions including bladder cancer, bladder stones and bladder inflammation. This equipment also helps to diagnose an enlarged Prostate.


Slit Lamp – Cost $19,350

Emergency Department

(Currently $4,778 remaining to fundraise)

Cobequid Foundation is currently raising funds for a Slit Lamp.

This piece of equipment allows our healthcare staff to examine a patient’s eyes for any abnormalities or problems microscopically.

This is important for our community full of sports teams, trades professions, and an aging community. Within the Emergency Department, this would include issues such as:

  • detached retina, a condition when the retina, which is an important layer of tissue at the back of the eye, becomes detached from its base
  • injury to the cornea, an injury to one of the tissues that cover the surface of the eye
  • blockages of the retinal vessel, obstructions in the eye’s blood vessels
Vein Viewer
Vein Viewer

EBRE Electrosurgical System

Cost $60,097 ($30,048 each)

(Currently $11,473 remaining to fundraise)

2 Required for the Endoscopy Suite

The EBRE system offers low dosages of power for both cut and coagulation modes, it allows for the cutting tool to stay in contact with the tissue. The Spark Recognition can detect micro-electric arcs (sparks) and help control the cutting, in length and quality of the cut so it can be reproduced, in both high and low voltage situations. The ERBE VIO 300 D can be a standalone generator but it can also be added to and built upon with additional modular system for more advanced endoscopic procedures.

Otoscopes & Opthalmoscopes


Cost $12,265 

Emergency Department 

An otoscope or auriscope is a medical device which is used to look into the ears. Health care providers use otoscopes to screen for illness during regular check-ups and also to investigate ear symptoms. An otoscope potentially gives a view of the ear canal and tympanic membrane or eardrum. Because the eardrum is the border separating the external ear canal from the middle ear, its characteristics can be indicative of various diseases of the middle ear space.

Ophthalmoscopy, also called funduscopy, is a test that allows a health professional to see inside the fundus of the eye and other structures using an ophthalmoscope (or funduscope). It is done as part of an eye examination and may be done as part of a routine physical examination. It is crucial in determining the health of the retina, optic disc, and vitreous humor.

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 Thank you for your consideration.

Desk Chairs

Number required: 7

Department: Laboratory Services/Blood Collection

Cost: $4,888

Blood Pressure Monitor

Number required: 4

Department: Diabetes Management

Cost: $5,708

Ten Units

Number Required: 6

Department: Rehab Services

Cost: $4,783

Task Stool with Arms

Required: 5 sets

Department: Laboratory Services/Blood Collection

Cost: $3,780

1 Thermometer

Department: Emergency Department

Cost: $236

2 Dispensettes

Department: Laboratory Services/Blood Collection

Cost: $2,650

General Imaging Unit

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $499,534

Digital Patient Scale

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $1,043.

Limb Holder/ Patient Constraints

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $1,488.

Task Chair

Quantity Required: 3

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $1,398.

Leg Holder

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $967.

Bariatric Wheelchair

Department: Diagnostic Imaging 

Cost: $954.

Waistband Worn Voice Amplifier & Voice Personal Amplifiers

Department: Speech & Hearing Services

Waistband Worn Voice Amplifier- Cost: $472.

voice personal Amplifiers- Cost: $413.

Three Way Headband Microphone & Communication Boards

Department: Speech & Hearing services

Cost: $460

Medical Ice Machine

Number required: 1

Department: Emergency Department

Cost: $17,100

Patient Transfer Board

Number required: 1

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $209

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.