Each year, Quinte Health Care senior staff and physicians sit down with hospital leadership and craft a prioritized list of equipment needed for our hospital. Some of these items are replacements for existing pieces that have reached the end of their lifespan, and others are brand-new to the individual Hospital sites, updating our technology and expanding our service offerings.
It is the role of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation to raise the funds needed to purchase the items deemed most critical to the Trenton Memorial Hospital site. Over $2.3 million is needed this year. Some of the items on this year’s list include:
This is required for cataract surgery, so the ophthalmologists can remove the natural lens of the patient’s eye and replace it with a synthetic or artificial lens to restore vision. It has new state-of-the-art technology which will provide our surgeons with precise incision lines that can restore sight effectively and efficiently and achieve excellent outcomes for our patients.
12needed at $19,950 ea
These are used primarily to help locate and remove kidney stones; in addition to being a diagnostic tool to look at any part of the urinary system including the urethra, bladder and kidneys. We require flexible, non-video units.
9 needed at $16,302 ea
A cystoscope is used to do a test to check the health of your urethra and bladder. It enables the urologist to check for the cause of frequent urinary tract infections and the bladder for polyps, narrow areas called strictures, abnormal growths, and other problems such as bladder stones or bladder cancer. We require flexible non-video and video units.
(used by surgeons and dentists) $42,193
$483,978+$208000 Renovation Costs
The X-Ray equipment is the busiest diagnostic tool at the Hospital and the modality of choice by physicians, doing nearly 19,000 exams per year. It’s available 24/7/365 a year. A total of 19,000 x-ray exams are done annually at TMH. It will provide crisp clear images, less radiation for the patients and faster times, therefore reducing wait times for diagnosis.
A cardiac monitor is a comprehensive patient monitoring systems that can be configured to continuously measure and display a number of parameters via electrodes and sensors that are connected to the patient. These may include the electrical activity of the heart via an ECG, respiration rate (breathing), blood pressure, body temperature, central venous pressure (cardiac output)and amount of oxygen or carbon dioxide in the blood. All monitors are networked to a central monitoring station located at the ER Nurses Station.
Otherwise known as a washer-disinfector, is designed to wash and disinfect reusable plastic or stainless-steel items such as bedpans and urinals. These items need to be thoroughly disinfected as they are reused by other patients.
A diagnostic devices used to test glucose and cholesterol levels, do electrolyte and enzyme analysis, test for drugs of abuse and for infectious diseases, and for pregnancy testing. This method for testing reduces the overall time for results in the Emergency Department. It enables a more rapid clinical decision making in the process of diagnosis, treatment choice and monitoring, and prognosis.
3 needed at $19,337 ea
Devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven or that is too slow or too fast. Defibrillators can also restore the heart’s beating if the heart suddenly stops.
These are designed to lift and transfer patients from one place to another (e.g., from bed to bath, chair to stretcher).
9 needed $2,140 ea