This Holiday: Your Support Makes All the Differences for Emergency Room Patients
As you can imagine, the Emergency Room is a place of exciting highs and heartbreaking lows. Our team is there every day—and, as a donor, you are too! If you look around the ER, you might see a senior citizen with a broken bone from a fall. A mom holding her baby spiking a high fever. You might hear an ambulance as it brings in patients from a car crash.
And these are just some of the 400 patients that Idil and her colleagues treat every single day. Idil is a nurse in Humber’s Apotex Emergency Department, who has worked at Humber since 2011. One of her favourite parts of her job is that every day is different.
But one thing that is consistent? The holiday season. It’s a challenging time because patients are so eager to get home to their families—to build happy memories with their loved ones over the holiday season. No one wants to be in an ER but Idil’s patients have to be. That’s where you can help.
How Your Donation Helps
We are in urgent need of some additional equipment to provide the best possible patient care to our community. Your donation will help support the purchase of equipment like:
- Portable Transport Monitors (we need two!) because many of our patients need to be transported from the ER to the ICU. As they move through the hospital, these monitors help to make sure that their blood pressure, CO2 levels, pulse, temperature and more are in a “safe zone” during transportation.
- Cast Carts which hold important medical equipment and supplies. As you know, seconds count in emergency situations. Having additional cast carts means that the items our medical teams needs to care for their patients will be even closer at hand thanks to your support.
Did you know that Humber is the busiest single-site emergency department in Ontario? An average of 80 ambulances arrive every day, almost double the number at neighbouring hospitals. And last year we saw a total of 137,000 patients. Every dollar counts. From our hearts to yours, we hope you and your loved ones have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.