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The Need Health Sciences Centre is seeking $105,000 to upgrade existing surgical equipment so that women requiring emergency gynecological treatment can get access to the best technology available any time of day or night-without bumping any scheduled procedures.

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The Need
Health Sciences Centre is seeking $105,000 to upgrade existing surgical equipment so that women requiring emergency gynecological treatment can get access to the best technology available any time of day or night-without bumping any scheduled procedures.

The Current State; The Way Forward
Currently, emergency gynecological surgeries are performed at HSC Women’s Hospital between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm. The laparoscopic equipment in what’s known as “the swing room” is operational, but not fully integrated with the advanced software systems that run the other two operating rooms in the facility. With the software integration, the “swing room” can be used for all manner of emergency surgery, without having to bump scheduled surgeries from the other two operating rooms. The cost of the software integration is approximately $75,000.

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
In contrast to conventional open surgery, which requires large incisions, laparoscopic surgery involves small cuts and the insertion of small scopes and instruments. Surgeons can see their work on high-definition monitors. This minimally invasive approach means less risk and less pain for the patient, shorter recovery times, and excellent surgical outcomes.

Outside of HSC Women’s Hospital hours, emergency gynecological surgeries are performed in the main operating room at HSC. These surgeries are performed with obsolete equipment that requires frequent troubleshooting and repair. A new, donor-funded laparoscopic tower has recently been designated for gynecological procedures, but the system requires an equipment bundle that is specific for gynecological needs. The cost of the equipment bundle is approximately $30,000.

When fully funded, this campaign will ensure that each year hundreds of Manitoba women will have access to safe, advanced, minimally invasive surgical care whenever they need it.

“With the generous support of donors, HSC can be equipped with state-of-the art equipment for Manitoba women,” says Katie Hall Hursh, HSC Foundation Board member and Fund raising Chair. “It is essential that we rally together to support Manitoba’s hospital. With your donation to this initiative, you can make an immediate difference in the lives of so many Manitoba women through providing access to timely and innovative care.”

To donate today, please contact Tansey Buike, CFRE, Senior Fundraiser, by email at tbuike@hscfoundation.mb.ca, or call 204-953-2798 or 1-800-679-8493 (toll-free).

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