QEII COVID-19 Response Fund

QEII COVID-19 Response Fund

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is sweeping the globe and as Atlantic Canadians band together to flatten the curve, the QEII Health Sciences Centre needs your help to ensure patients and healthcare staff are receiving the best possible support through these unprecedented times.

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

Starting May 28, all new donations to the QEII’s COVID-19 Response Fund will be doubled by the QEII’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery up to $25,000.


IMPACT UPDATES:

  • April 5, 2020: 1,000 Pulse Oximeters arrive at the QEII for COVID-19 response efforts. Learn more >

  • May 4, 2020: 40 reseachers received funding through the new Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition. Learn more >

Funds raised will support patients and healthcare staff at the QEII amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

SUPPORTING NEEDS IN THE QEII COVID-19 WARD

COVID-19 wards at the QEII are in urgent need of items to care for patients affected by the Coronavirus disease. 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

EMPOWERING HOME SELF-CARE AND RECOVERY SUPPORT

Not only do patients within the walls of the QEII need support, self-care and recovery at home is also 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
  • aerochamber

The more we empower patients with the tools they need, the more capacity we build within our healthcare system.

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 together research leaders and foundation partners from across the province. 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 like 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.

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 top priority items that are needed to combat the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for Atlantic Canadians. 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

$52

Susan Shephard

$42

Steve&cecelia Sernyk

$2.2k

The Frontline Fund

$26

Mbarka Mohamed

$26

Lynda M.tyler

thanks and continued prayers for you and your families

$52

Lydia Mackinnon

$16

Allan Macinnis

Please accept my small donation. As a Senior, I'd like to thank the entire QEII team for your efforts. It is much appreciated! Keep up the stellar work!

$260

Diane Greenough

$450

Anonymous

$500

Donna Chambers

$50

Kelly & Eula Barnes

$104

Art Griffin

$1,000

Lake Echo & Area Lions Club

The Lake Echo and Area Lions Club salute the efforts of the front-line workers, technicians, cleaning staff and all others in their work against COVID 19. We must all do our part in doing what we can. From housekeeping, truckers keeping the food and medical supplies moving, government officials at all levels to first responders, we thank you. Our donation is a small part in this enormous battle. Keep up the fantastic work. Lake Echo and Area Lions Club - We Serve

$50

Envie - A Vegan Kitchen

$343

The Frontline Fund

$2.23k

The Flag Shop Nova Scotia

Thank you to all our Healthcare Heroes

$166

Brian Locke

$52

Scott Burke

$2.02k

Nanciellen Davis

$104

Anonymous

$200

Anonymous

Thank you the front line workers!

$104

Carole Regan

$208

Elisa Dai

Thank you to all the frontline workers during this difficult time!

$52

Bessie Boudreau

$5

Anonymous

$52

Linda Rockwell

$104

Donalda Kelly

$50

Anonymous

$2.5k

Dartmouth Crossing

We would like to extend our sincere and profound thanks to all frontline teams for their vital work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your bravery, hard work and dedication, keeping our communities healthy.

$50

Noor Qureshi

Good bless you for all the good you do!

$52

Wayne Moug

$52

Wayne And Carolyn Folker

We appreciate all you do every day and think of you in these unusual times .

$52

Andrew Tanner

$26

Ruth Hodges

Thank you for taking such good care of all of us.

$75

Anonymous

$52

Blake Fox

$26

Larry F Nardecchia

$1.02k

Johanna Jodrey

Heartfelt Thankyou

$130

Margaret Cleary

$52

Pat And Roy Sherwood

Thank you for all you do.

$200

Chris Mathers

$52

Andrew Poplawski

$26

Anonymous

Thank you and keep safe

$52

Anonymous

Thank you, heroes!!

$52

Wayne Moser

$40

Sawyer Burke

Thank you Healthcare Heroes! I am 11 years old and I sent in a letter to thank everyone in the assessment centers and on the front lines. Thank you to Ron Clarke for supporting me in my fundraising efforts and I hope to continue to raise more money!

$1,000

Sensea Nordic Spa

Thanks for your great work!

$30.95k

The Frontline Fund

$104

Mj Mcmaster

$100

Matt Reeder

$104

Charles O'neil

$156

Joshua Young

$21

Abdul K Merchant

$26

Tristan Crane

$75

Greg Morrison

$52

Gwen Haliburton

$2.5k

Classy Cards

$104

John Lawton

$1.02k

Lydia Bugden

$31

Anonymous

$50

Robert Doherty

Thank you to all the employees who are putting their lives on the line every day to do their part in treating covd19 patients, testing individuals, and comforting those in need with 811 service.

$100

Ellen Cumming

$100

Anonymous

Thank you and stay safe

$26

Barry Johnson

Thanks for all your efforts during this trying time.

$26

Anonymous

I hope this little bit helps, thank you so much for all you have done, God bless you.

$52

Sharon Nicolle

Heartfelt thanks

$40

Marika Warren

$31

Keira Ellefsen

$1.02k

Farnell Packaging Limited

$104

Susan Bain

$104

Mohsin Taqi Hashmi

$52

Brian

$1.67k

Brian Hebert And Laura Thompson

On behalf of Fundy Treasures Gifts and Tours we are so thankful to all of our healthcare workers who continue to keep us safe each day! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this possible by spreading the message to "STAY THE BLAZES HOME!"

$104

James Ballinger

$515

Dr Stephen Phillips

$104

Susan Burbridge

$10

Rob Chisholm

Thank you for your work !

$104

Lois Loewen

$26

Lynda Howe

$52

Yihong Zhuang

$26

Bruce And Wendy Hill

$52

Anonymous

$10k

J & W Murphy Foundation

$104

Sharon And Brian Cooper

Thank You!

$75

Deanna Chute

$1,000

Shirlee Medjuck

$52

Kirk

$312

Qiannan Li

$75

Jessica Tan

Thank you for all that you do!

$100

Anonymous

Thank you!!

$100

Mr. & Mrs. E. Richmond

We admire your diligent efforts to provide the best medical care under very frustrating conditions. We hope this contribution will help provide you with the resources you need to continue in your life-saving endeavours. We know your staff is going above and beyond the call of duty. You can be assured that your efforts are greatly appreciated.

$26

Shawn Doyle

$104

Patricia Bilski

$42

Nancy & Dave Mills

$52

Terry And Gail Miles

$10k

Fairstone Financial

“On behalf of Fairstone and all our teams working in the Atlantic region, we’d like to sincerely thank the QEII hospital staff and frontline healthcare workers for their work and dedication. You are front and centre in the fight against this pandemic and doing so much to keep your communities safe and healthy!”

$25k

My Home Apparel

Thank you to our incredible Nova Scotian community who has helped make this possible by spreading the message that we must all Stay The BLAZES HOME. Most of all, thank you to the health care workers who are working every day to keep us safe!

$104

Cindy Malloy

$26

Vernon Gordon

$145

Ann Emmett