QEII COVID-19 Response Fund

QEII COVID-19 Response Fund

Strong community roots are woven into the fabric of what makes us Atlantic Canadian. When the going gets tough we step up and weather the storm together – protecting and supporting each other.

The QEII COVID-19 Response Fund directly supports local response efforts based on immediate and evolving frontline needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The curve is flattening in Nova Scotia with certain day surgeries and outpatient clinics being reintroduced at the QEII. As we start to see progress, it is vital that our healthcare teams are prepared to support patients as the situation and future needs evolve.

When you support the QEII COVID-19 Response Fund, you help ensure that the QEII is equipped and prepared, regardless of what this pandemic brings our way. Funds raised will help protect patients and staff from exposure and ensure that the right technology and items are in place to care for those affected by the virus.

The QEII Foundation is proud to announce that our community has risen to the challenge, matching the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery’s generous donation of $25,000 to make an incredible $50,000 impact. To learn more about the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery’s gift to the QEII COVID-19 Response Fund click here.


OUR IMPACT: 

QEII Foundation donors have already funded many items that are pivotal in ensuring in-hospital safety, timely COVID-19 testing, items that allow patients effected by this novel virus to recover safely at home and more.

Learn more about the impact of the QEII COVID-19 Response Fund here >


EMPOWERING HOME SELF-CARE AND RECOVERY SUPPORT

Self-care and recovery at home is an important piece of the COVID-19 response strategy. As patients care for themselves and recover at home, they are in need of items such as;

  • thermometers
  • HR and BP machines
  • telehealth monitoring
  • portable nebulizer units with mask and tubing
  • oscillating positive expiratory pressure devices
  • aerochambers

The more we empower patients with the tools they need, the more capacity we build within our healthcare system and the more prepared we are for the future.

NOVA SCOTIA COVID-19 HEALTH RESEARCH COALITION

In this unprecedented time of local and global uncertainty, there has never been a greater need to conduct medical and health related research to collect real time evidence to inform practice, policy and decision making in this new pandemic environment. The Nova Scotia research community has come together to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic with a $1.5 million collective investment in COVID-19 focused research.

Funds raised through this QEII COVID-19 Response Fund will support the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition — formed to bring research leaders and foundation partners from across the province together with an ultimate goal of finding a vaccine. Learn more about the Coalition  here.

ACTIVATING VIRTUAL CARE SOLUTIONS

There is an urgent need for e-Mental health treatment options within our province, given the added stress and pressures of the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). We have the opportunity to accelerate the launch of new innovative programs that will help create 24/7 care access for those experiencing common mental health issues. Same-day access programs that incorporate videoconferencing and mobile apps will help close the gap between available practitioners and demand – and offer treatment options individuals can utilize from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

The health and safety of QEII staff is of utmost importance everyday – but especially amidst a pandemic. Funds raised will support things such as iPads and virtual doctor visits using technology to connect patients with doctors, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists for both consultative needs and on-site prescriptions. This advanced technology uses thermal imaging and facial recognition to provide patients with a safe, private, and secure consultation with a licensed clinician.

SUPPORTING NEEDS IN THE QEII COVID-19 WARDS

COVID-19 wards at the QEII are in need of items to care for patients affected by COVID-19. Funds raised will purchase items such as;

  • electronic stethoscopes
  • Bluetooth O2 probes
  • lumify ultrasounds
  • clinical equipment such as portable ultrasound machines for guided IV insertion and bedside diagnostics

This technology provides accurate clinical assessment and diagnostics, without the patient being required to leave their bed. This allows healthcare teams to meet patients at the point-of-care, make a faster diagnosis, and deliver exceptional care whenever it’s needed.

BUILDING EFFICIENCIES IN COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

To improve efficiencies and abide by social distancing requirements – virtual communication solutions have never been so critical. Funds raised will support digital solutions that allow healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate in a safe and effective way.

The QEII Foundation and QEII Health Sciences Centre are working together to determine frontline needs to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The items noted above have been communicated as areas of greatest need. This list has the potential to evolve as the response to COVID-19 builds. Funds raised will support a full spectrum of care and be disbursed at the discretion of healthcare teams who are aware of frontline needs.

Together, we have the power to change lives. Bring your community together with a virtual fundraiser in support of COVID-19 Response at the QEII. Learn more >

#QE2HealthHeroes

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A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$937

The Frontline Fund

$375

Bioscript Pharmacy

$52

Roland Zwicker

$52

Arthur Bardsley

$1,000

My Home Apparel

$52

Cphr Nova Scotia

in memory of Desiree Rose Poplar-Surette

$10.01k

The Frontline Fund

$4.39k

Good Robot Brewing Company

$34

Robert J. Tupper

All the best in fundraising this goal! Hope it does help out!

$125

The Frontline Fund

$5.84k

Ups Canada Ltd. Community Relations Team

$2.03k

Steve Houle

$50

The Frontline Fund

$14.13k

The Frontline Fund

$25

Ralph Ehrhardt

In Memory of Cheryl Ramey

$1.33k

The Frontline Fund

$200

Victor J. Goldberg

$26

Graeme & Anne Gaetz

$100k

Division Of Orthopaedic Surgery

On behalf of the Orthopaedic Surgeons at the QEII, thank you to our community and QEII Foundation donors for rising to our challenge to support the QEII COVID-19 Response Fund. We are inspired by our colleagues who are at the heart of our province’s pandemic response and the community who has truly rallied behind the QEII COVID-19 Response Fund.

$208

Roland&dale Mackenzie

$57.37k

The Frontline Fund

$3.62k

The Flag Shop Nova Scotia

Thank you to all our Healthcare Heroes.

$52

Anonymous

$52

Roy Edward(ted) Johnson

In memory of Ann Ward

$1.87k

The Frontline Fund

$26

Cathie Matthews

Thank you to all the frontline workers!

$104

Dave Lewis

$200

Anonymous

$50

Colleen&peter Chiasson

$50

Tanya F Macgillivray Macgillivray

$500

Anonymous

$48

Anonymous

$6k

The Frontline Fund

$100

Marilyn Reid

$312

George Garland

$5k

Anonymous

$100

Beckie Burrows

$50

Robin & Celeste Johnston

$104

Catherine Durdle

$50

Wayne Myers

Stay Safe

$21

Paul Veitch

$150

Geri M Lavoie

$260

Gord Cooper

$104

Robert Fitzner

$104

Hugh Macphail

$208

Geraldine Thomas

$400

Michael Edwards

Good luck - use lots of vitamin C, D and Zinc

$104

Anonymous

$78

Danny Gray

$52

Karen Burke

$208

Paul Pittson

$16

Marilyn Chapman

$50

Anonymous

$208

David L Henderson

$104

Michael Emberly

$26

Derek Marsden

$104

Anonymous

$104

Kathleen Anne Ward

$104

Andrew Crosby

$374

Hedda Medjuck

Wishing strength and good health to all

$52

Anonymous

nothing on page please, anoanymous.

$52

Jack & Carol Whittle

$104

Donald A Hatcher

$50

Les And Carol Harris

$52

Doreen Foss

$104

Patricia Neild

$52

Anonymous

$100

Carolyn Crowell

thanks especially to Dr. Dunbar, who has worked on my hips 3 times helping me to move more easily.

$26

Patricia Miller

$104

Anonymous

$418

The Frontline Fund

$52

Maureen Maceachern

$26

Wilf Peverill

$26

Leo Boyd

$55

Anonymous

My daughter collected donations in lieu of presents on her birthday.

$100

Anonymous

$375

Kim Tee

Thank you!

$104

Virginia Teasdale

Please add my donation to the Covid-19 Unit

$50

Paul Fevens

$31

Anonymous

A big Thank-you for all you do !!!

$52

Anne Muecke

Best wishes. Let's hope we can knock this into submission soon.

$26

Anonymous

$4.54k

The Frontline Fund

$104

Dave Lewis

$104

Neil Richter

$104

In Honor Of Our Great Nephew's Bar Mitzvah

In honor of our great nephew's Bar Mitzvah

$100

Shelley Macdougall

$104

Jc Latour

$104

Elizabeth Parr-johnston

$515

Bob Mussett

$52

George Scobie

Thank You!

$5k

Michael Murphy

$50

Charles D. Maginley

My recent experiences have shown me how well you are all doing your job of taking care of Nova Scotians.

$78

Linda Bowser

$1.02k

Michelle & Nina Davey

In memory of Robbie Davey & in honour of Dr. Oxner.

$26

Anonymous

$52

John Mckay

$52

Ar Khan

I salute you for your self-less service with a smile 👏

$26

Don & Nancy Macdonald

$52

Chris And Ann Petropolis