CHEO’s For the Kids Gala is a formal evening dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children and youth with multiple physical and developmental disabilities and associated…
Thanks to our loyal supporters who continue to hold CHEO in their hearts, CHEO is able to provide exceptional care for the children and youth in our region. Here are just a few examples of equipment and programs that were made possible thanks to donor dollars.
CT Scanner Transforms Patient Care
Thanks to tremendous donor support, CHEO was able to purchase a CT scanner which is already having a positive impact on patient care. Now when patients from babies to teenagers are sent for imaging, doctors can obtain higher resolution pictures, in less time, while exposing patients to far less radiation.Find out more >
Catheterization Lab and Interventional Suite
CHEO is now working on an upgraded catheterization lab and interventional suite to improve cardiac care. This work was made possible by the merging of enthusiastic corporate sponsorship and community spirit. In August 2017 the CP Women’s Open LPGA event at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club hosted the world’s best women golfers.
Thanks to the matching program the CHEO community was able to double their pledges and raise $2 million. The improved suite will offer incredible benefits to patients. Doctors will now be working with higher quality images which help them perform procedures like biopsies, heart surgeries and other delicate procedures. When surgeries are required, the catheterization lab and interventional suite will allow CHEO surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures where possible, in turn reducing patient discomfort as well as reducing the amount of time spent recovering in hospital.Find out more >
Mental Health Services
Access to service is the top mental health care need and it is essential that CHEO be properly equipped to support patients. Of the 3,100 visits from children and youth in need of mental health care, 79 percent of those patients presented with suicidal thoughts or behaviours.
Thanks to our dedicated donors we are strengthening CHEO’s mental health services – improving emergency care, seeing kids more quickly and matching them with the right care at the right time through some innovative programs.Find out more >
Neonatal Transport Incubator
Another event that triggered community support was The Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids in September of 2017. After hitting the $400,000 fundraising goal, CHEO was able to purchase a neonatal transport incubator. The incubator is an infant and pediatric transport system necessary for CHEO’s expert Neonatal Transport Team and paramedics to ensure complete life support when the most fragile patients are in transit. Last year, 530 infants were transported within one of two existing incubators, which are now 30 years old. Donor dollars made this happen.Find out more >