The Queens General Hospital Foundation is grateful to the Queens General Hospital Auxiliary – a volunteer organization dedicated to the care and comfort of patients at the Queens General Hospital.

From operating the hospital gift shop to fundraising for equipment and providing bursaries for students pursuing nursing careers, the dedication of the auxiliary members to the community's health is felt throughout Queens General Hospital.

From operating the hospital gift shop to fundraising for equipment and providing bursaries for students pursuing nursing careers, the dedication of the auxiliary members to the community's health is felt throughout Queens General Hospital.

Special Thanks to the Hospital Hussle

Thanks to the Hospital Hustle (organized by the Queens General Hospital Auxiliary every September) the Queens General Hospital is able to purchase the equipment they need to improve the quality of care available to our residents.

Examples of state-of-the-art technology that the Auxiliary has helped the hospital to purchase include:

• Bladder Scanner – Used to estimate the amount of urine in the bladder and determine whether a catheter is needed. This prevents unnecessary catheterization and thereby decreases chances of infection.

• Tono-Pen Tonometer – Used by Physicians in the Emergency Department to measure intraocular pressure (the fluid pressure inside the eye), evaluating a patient’s risk of glaucoma.

• STAT Manikin with ECG/pacing simulator – A teaching tool that can be used by physicians and nurses throughout the facility to practice procedures, including responses to cardiac emergencies. The manikin is capable of: pulse points, injection sites, oral and nasal intubation, monitoring, tongue swells, laryngospasms, chest tube placement, pneumothorax, stomach distention, arrhythmia training and more.

• Scale tronix, digital stand on scale with height gauge – Provides a secure means for obtaining an accurate weight of a patient in the Emergency Department.

In keeping with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, Queens General Hospital Auxiliary is unable to recruit volunteers at this time. For future volunteer opportunities, please call Linda MacKinnon, Queens General Hospital Auxiliary President at 902-354-5000 or email her at lsmack@hotmail.com to be added to our volunteer list.

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Special Thanks to the Hospital Hussle

Thanks to the Hospital Hustle (organized by the Queens General Hospital Auxiliary every September) the Queens General Hospital is able to purchase the equipment they need to improve the quality of care available to our residents.

Examples of state-of-the-art technology that the Auxiliary has helped the hospital to purchase include:

• Bladder Scanner – Used to estimate the amount of urine in the bladder and determine whether a catheter is needed. This prevents unnecessary catheterization and thereby decreases chances of infection.

• Tono-Pen Tonometer – Used by Physicians in the Emergency Department to measure intraocular pressure (the fluid pressure inside the eye), evaluating a patient’s risk of glaucoma.

• STAT Manikin with ECG/pacing simulator – A teaching tool that can be used by physicians and nurses throughout the facility to practice procedures, including responses to cardiac emergencies. The manikin is capable of: pulse points, injection sites, oral and nasal intubation, monitoring, tongue swells, laryngospasms, chest tube placement, pneumothorax, stomach distention, arrhythmia training and more.

• Scale tronix, digital stand on scale with height gauge – Provides a secure means for obtaining an accurate weight of a patient in the Emergency Department.

In keeping with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, Queens General Hospital Auxiliary is unable to recruit volunteers at this time. For future volunteer opportunities, please call Linda MacKinnon, Queens General Hospital Auxiliary President at 902-354-5000 or email her at [insert email] to be added to our volunteer list.