Cobequid Month - Funding A FibroScan for Cobequid

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RAISED
$2,141.00
GOAL $3,000.00
71.4% To Goal

Cobequid Month - Funding A FibroScan for Cobequid

During the month of May all campaign donations made to the Cobequid Foundation will fund a FibroScan.

This specialized ultrasound machine measures fibrosis and steatosis in your liver. It allows your healthcare provider to develop an individualized management plan for your liver disease. It provides a non-surgical alterative to a liver biopsy to access liver damage.

A FibroScan costs $164,000. For the province of Nova Scotia, currently the existing FibroScan is the only one in the Nova Scotia Health facilities. The existing unit is coming to the end of its useful life but will remain in the clinic as a back up.

We need your help to ensure we can continue to provide you and your family with timely, quality service in your community.

Help us by sharing this auction link with your friends, family and co-workers. Each bid helps us make a difference in the healthcare available for our community.



About Cobequid Health Centre Foundation

Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC) is here for you, your family and your neighbours. Whether you require emergency care, are managing a chronic illness, or need routine tests, care is available for your entire family - your children, siblings, parents, and grandparents.

The Cobequid Community Health Centre serves the communities of Bedford, Sackville, Waverley, Fall River, Hammonds Plains, Mount Uniacke, and surrounding areas.

Each and every day our Foundation team is supporting the healthcare needs of our community by fundraising for priority medical equipment. This provides the tools needed for our professional healthcare team so they can provide quality compassionate care for our community.

Our Story : In 1976, two community-minded individuals, Shirley Freer and Carol Crosby, were determined to fill the need for health and social services in the Bedford-Sackville area. They inspired others to take on this challenge and refused to give up until they saw this need filled. Community support grew and soon they had a group of dedicated individuals ready to make a change. In 1987, the Emergency Department at the Cobequid Multi-Service Centre opened, making it the only free standing emergency room in Canada at the time.

Indeed, the founders were right about the need, so much so that as the community grew, the need for the centre grew. Again, determined, like-minded individuals took up the challenge, bringing the community together to raise $4 million dollars to be used towards the construction of a new centre. In February 2006, as a result of the dedication of the community, the new, much larger Cobequid Community Health Centre opened.

Our community continues to grow, so in 2016, the Foundation started fundraising for its Emergency Triage Project. When planning for the Cobequid Centre’s Emergency Department, it was anticipated that the maximum future volume for our Emergency Department would be 20,000 patients annually. However, our catchment area has grown, last year alone our Emergency Department served more than 50,000 patients. It has enabled the centre to expand our triage area, expand our registration capacity, increase infection control measures and ensure we have the equipment required for our growing needs.

Today, the Centre continues to provide essential health and social services to residents of its surrounding communities. It is due to the generosity of these very communities that the Cobequid Community Health Centre is able to continually grow to meet the ever-expanding needs of the public.

For more information on the Cobequid Foundation please contact our Executive Director, Stacey Chapman, at (902) 877-6252 or stacey.chapman@nshealth.ca. Additional information can also be found on our website at www.cobequidfoundation.ca.

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