On the road to recoveryby Markham Stouffville Hospital | 208 days ago | 360 page views
The Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation’s Buy A Bed Campaign will ensure the expanded hospital has the necessary beds to give patients a place to get heal and get healthier as quickly as possible.
Hospital beds are where primary care takes place. It is the place where patients receive most of their care and interact with our physicians, nurses and hospital staff.
“One of the most important things for patients having surgery is their recovery,” explains Loretta Morson, clinical manager, surgical inpatient unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Hospital beds provide the comfort and safety that each patient requires as part of the recovery and post-surgical care process.
Each of the new beds that Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation is raising funds to purchase are technologically advanced and designed to meet the particular needs of our patients, as well as assist our healthcare professionals in providing the very best care.
These features include: side rails that are easily adjusted to a support position, providing assistance to patients while entering or exiting the bed and helps reduce the risk of injuries; a one-touch in-bed scale system to help ensure proper dosage of drugs to be administered, based on patient weight, without the patient having to exit the bed; a 30 degree head of bed angle that keeps the patient’s head at 30 degrees, critical for patients with a feeding tube inserted, as well as preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.
“When my mom had surgery she was lucky enough to get one of the new beds and the first thing she said when she was out of surgery and in the beds was that she felt like she was at the spa.”
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation is continuing to raise money to buy more of these beds to help with patient’s safety and recovery. The Foundation’s Buy A Bed Campaign is aiming to raise three million dollars to buy over 250 more beds.
For more information or to donate to the Buy A Bed Campaign, visit www.msh.on.ca/mshf/bedssavelives.