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. This page will be updated by the foundation as prices continually change.

Current Needs

Ring Rescue Kit – Cost $3,525.00

Emergency Department

The Ring Rescue™ Kit is an innovative healthcare device changing the game in ring removal. This kit, equipped with a cutting-edge design and Compression Device™, ensures safe and efficient removal of stuck rings, minimizing patient injury and jewelry damage. The Cobequid Foundation is fundraising to bring this revolutionary solution to our Health Centre—support us in transforming ring removal procedures.


Gi Genius – Two Unit’s – Cost $87,240.00 Each 


The GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module offers a solution — powered by artificial intelligence — to address the challenges of detecting colorectal cancer, early. By harnessing deep learning algorithms and real-time data, we can empower physicians to detect and treat colorectal polyps through enhanced visualization. This innovative equipment will transform cancer screening at Cobequid.

Vein Viewer
Vein Viewer

Urodynamic System

Cost $88,200.00

Urology Department


The Aquarius CT is a cart-based clinic system with advanced urodynamic capabilities, enabling healthcare professionals to conduct urodynamics testing that replicates real-life patient leak scenarios. It is catheter-compatible, making it a versatile, multi-use system. The Aquarius CT eliminates the need for manual entry, ensuring that tests are accurately logged automatically. 

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.

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

Limb Holder (Velcro)

Number required: 2 Sets

Department: Emergency Department

Cost: $1490

Patient Transfer Board

Number required: 3

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Cost: $630

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.