Maintaining a State-of-the-Art Facility
Technology has transformed the health care industry. It allows patients to receive quicker diagnoses, experience fewer complications and recover in less time. However, as with any piece of technology, medical equipment has a lifespan, and it wears out or is eclipsed with something newer and more advanced.
Woodstock Hospital is committed to providing state-of-the-art care to all patients. In order to do so we must continually invest in technology to ensure we are able to meet the current needs of our community, while also preparing for new ones.
Oxford County has one of the largest senior populations in the province and as we live longer, we face more complex healthcare issues. According to Statistics Canada, 25% of Canadian seniors aged 65 to 79 years and 37% of those aged 80 years and over have four or more of a wide-ranging list of chronic conditions. Having the latest in health care technology will help ensure those living with chronic illnesses can receive the care they need quickly and most importantly, close to home.
Since the provincial government does not fund the purchase of equipment, it is the responsibility of the Foundation to ensure the hospital is able to provide patients and their families with high quality healthcare.