Here’s Why It’s Important To Upgrade Our Local Hospitals

Today marks day 2 – the final day of the Fox FM Airwaves for Health Radiothon. This year is slightly different; in addition to raising funds to help purchase new equipment for the Yorkton Regional Hospital, funds are also being raised to help purchase equipment for the brand new Sonography program at Suncrest College. While I touched up on why the Sonography program is so important, I also want to touch up on why it’s so important to continue upgrading equipment at our regional hospital.

Having access to healthcare services in close proximity to where you live can make a huge difference in receiving timely and effective treatment. In emergency situations, every second counts, and having what we need here can mean the difference between life and death. Additionally, it can be it easier for individuals to seek out preventative care and routine check-ups, which can help catch potential health issues early on and prevent them from escalating into more serious conditions. It can be difficult finding the time, energy, funds and transportation to travel hours away just to receive medical care.

In order for local healthcare facilities to provide the best possible care for their communities, it is crucial that they have access to the latest medical equipment and technology. Medical advancements are constantly being made, and it is essential that we have the resources to keep up with these developments. Up-to-date equipment can improve diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, and patient outcomes.

This is where we come into play. By contributing to fundraising efforts such as the Airwaves for Health Radiothon, you can help ensure that we have the resources we need to provide high-quality care. Investing in new equipment not only benefits patients directly, but also helps to support the overall health and well-being of the community as a whole.

What Hospital Equipment Are We Raising Money For?

Part of the funds are going towards a state of the art chemistry analyzer for the lab, as well as a new medication packaging system. This system will also package medications for hospitals outside of Yorkton.

Funds are also being raised for the operating room, ceiling lifts for the intensive care unit and power recliners and infusion pumps for chemotherapy. All of this equipment is important, it will be used daily and makes a difference in patient safety and quality of care.

If you want to donate, call 1-800-636-3243 or click here.

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