Helping Change the Face of Trauma Care in Regina's Hospitals for Years to Come

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Helping Change the Face of Trauma Care in Regina's Hospitals for Years to Come

28-Aug-2017

The Hospitals of Regina Foundation is committed to raising $3 million in support of the Trauma Care Campaign this year. Funds raised will support the purchase of life-saving equipment and technology in all areas of our hospitals.

The need for trauma care can happen at any moment. It could be the result of a vehicle collision on a busy highway, a head injury at a sporting event, a farm accident, or even a significant fall at home.

Trauma cases impact all services in our hospitals. The demand on Regina's hospital emergency departments, surgical, intensive care and medicine units continues to grow. In 2016 alone, the Regina General and Pasqua Hospitals saw 1,547 serious trauma care cases. That is more than four per day. We must ensure that our doctors and nurses are equipped with the technology they need to provide life-saving care to those requiring critical care.

With your help, the Foundation is committed to raising $3 million in support of the Trauma Care Campaign. Funds raised will support the purchase of life-saving equipment and technology in all areas of our hospitals, ultimately helping people live better lives.

A renewed partnership between Hospitals of Regina Foundation and GMS will help pave the way for improved trauma care in Regina's hospitals. In early 2017, the Foundation launched its Trauma Care Campaign and GMS stepped up to pledge a $1 million match for all donations from the community, in support of the campaign. This exceptional commitment means every donation will have twice the impact.

"Life can change in the blink of an eye. It is only through the support of the Foundation, valued partners such as GMS and the commitment of our community that our hospitals will continue to have the tools they need to provide world-class trauma services," says Keith Dewar, president and CEO, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. "Your investment will ensure we have the right equipment and technology in place to provide patients of southern Saskatchewan with the exceptional care they deserve.

Submitted by: Bonnie Monteith, Director, Marketing and Communications, Hospitals of Regina Foundation