Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will support the purchase of a C-Arm – a piece of advanced medical imaging equipment that uses X-ray technology – for the returning Urology program at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. A C-Arm is an essential part of hospital operations and produces high-resolution X-ray images in real time, thus allowing the surgeon to monitor progress at any point in the operation and immediately take action when needed.
Currently, CKHA does not offer comprehensive care for patients with urological related illnesses; which include very common ailments such as kidney stones. As a result, members of the community must travel over 75 kilometers out of town to a satellite clinic located in Sarnia Ontario, which is only open three days each month. By supporting this fundraiser, you are helping to bring back Urology services and keep healthcare close to home in Chatham-Kent!
Thank you for supporting our 2019 Igniting Healthcare 50/50 FUNdraiser, which helped us purchase a new Holmium Laser for CKHA’s Urology department.