The Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation is currently raising $300,000 to support the purchase of two key pieces of equipment – a pulmonary function testing cabinet, used for testing patients with breathing problems, asthma, COPD or emphysema; and an automated endoscopy reprocessor, along with endoscopy digital image capture software, used to diagnose or treat conditions affecting a person’s digestive tract. Between 1,700-1,800 endoscopies are completed each year at TDMH.
“The purpose of The Foundation is to raise money for capital equipment that is not funded by the Ministry of Health,” said David Corner, Executive Director of the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation. “If the Foundation didn’t exist, would be short of some significant pieces of equipment.”
Past capital campaigns have included digital mammography equipment ($1 million), X-ray Room 1 ($500,000), anesthesia equipment ($400,000), and a portable digital X-ray machine ($200,000), upgrading equipment with state of the art.