We need your support to equip Hamilton General Hospital’s comprehensive range of patient programs with the Essentials for Excellence so the health care teams can continue to provide the very best care.

Donor support is vital to ensuring the optimal care of patients who rely on the specialized cardiovascular, stroke, neuroscience, burn and trauma care offered at Hamilton General Hospital, and the rehabilitation services offered at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre. As equipment is not funded by the government, your support can help fund the acquisition of essential equipment to ensure that patients are given the best care when they need it most.

Emergency Department Redevelopment: Multi-Year Campaign

Our goal is to aid in the redevelopment of the Emergency Department. Hamilton General Hospital is the regional leader in cardiac care and neurosciences, in addition to burn, stroke and trauma care. This makes the Emergency Department one of the busiest areas of the hospital and as such, The General requires the appropriate resources and space to continue providing state-of-the-art care.

Patients arriving at The General are increasingly acute in their needs and come from throughout the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant regions. More than 45,000 patients are seen in the Emergency Department annually, with an expected continued growth of 5 to 10 per cent each year over the next five years. The current Emergency Department is not designed nor equipped to handle this growth.

This is a multi-year campaign and your support will help ensure that the medical specialists have the best space to diagnose and treat patients at a vulnerable time.

Essential Equipment for Specialty Acute and Rehabilitation Services

Due to patient volumes and program intensity, clinical programs need to continuously replenish important equipment. Equipment can range from items that directly assist patient ambulatory needs to sophisticated surgical tools and monitoring devices. These items can be wheelchairs, cardiac monitors, and anesthetic accudose cabinets for the operating rooms, or more complex equipment such as a patient cooling system for neurosurgery, an augmentative and alternative communication system for the ICU, and a video tower for Cardiac TAVI procedures.

The Regional Rehabilitation Centre equipment needs include a Motomed (wheelchair-based motion trainer); Leg FES (muscle stimulator for legs); easy stand glider; gait and balance training systems; and vital signs monitors. All equipment is supportive of high quality care and improves the patient experience.

We’re transforming health care with your help.

To support Essentials for Excellence at Hamilton General Hospital and the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, please contact The Foundation at 905-522-3863 or make a donation by clicking here.