Past Campaign: Beneath the Surface

Every day, more than 100 ultrasounds are performed at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals.

Relatively simple, non-invasive and radiation-free, they allow clinicians to go beneath the surface and see what is happening inside a patient’s body. The detailed, high-definition images captured provide a wealth of information, including the structure and composition of internal organs, tissues and vessels. Quite often, it is these very images that help our care teams understand the nature of a patient’s symptoms, give answers and provide treatment options.

Today, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation is asking the community to help raise $500,000 for seven new point-of-care ultrasounds for seven specialized areas of Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals.

The seven new ultrasound machines will benefit thousands of patients in:

  • Emergency
  • Endoscopy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Gynecology Surgery
  • Maternity
  • Medical Imaging
  • Vascular Surgery

The new machines are critically needed to ensure our care teams are equipped with the tools they need to do their best work. Thanks to innovation in technology, they produce higher-definition images that increase diagnostic capacity, and therefore allow for faster treatmentSmaller and more portable, they can now also be used at a patient’s bedside, allowing clinicians to provide the best care while minimizing patient discomfort. It’s about bringing the care to the patient, rather than the patient to the care.

A gift to this campaign will mean so much to so many, including the care teams and the patients they serve.

Click on each icon to read real patient stories and learn about the equipment.