Without a doubt, the needs in healthcare changed and increased this year. Pandemics have a way of making you look at things differently, try new things to achieve goals and help you raise an already high bar on the delivery of quality care within the province. The Saskatchewan Health Authority could not have risen to the occasion without our foundation partners and their ability to mobilize and support healthcare locally.
The Humboldt District Hospital Foundation (HDHF) did just that. They knew what they needed to do to support their local hospital and found ways to mobilize a community to support healthcare teams, patients and their families during a very difficult year.
The HDHF met with local leaders to assess the needs during the pandemic and focused on the emergency department needs as their primary area of support. With the purchase of a LUCAS Chest Compression System, a Glidescope and new cautery device, the emergency department is better prepared for patients requiring various medical interventions. A donation of an iPad for the department will enable them to connect virtually with physicians in tertiary care centres for easier access to consults with other specialists.
A LUCAS Chest Compression System.
“The Humboldt District Hospital Foundation has always been supportive; keeping us up to date with current equipment to provide best practice care to our patients,” said Jackie Flavel, Clinical Nurse Lead, Emergency/Out-Patient, Humboldt District Hospital. “We are very grateful for their unwavering generosity allowing us to serve our patients on a daily basis.”
The HDHF also thought of our patients missing their families, donating two iPads to Spiritual Care allowing them to connect patients with their families. Nothing is more important than family when recovering. One thing this year has taught us is the power of technology to connect loved ones. These devices are being put to good use throughout the hospital and bring comfort to families.
Thank you to the Humboldt and District Hospital Foundation and their donors for your generosity.