The 2014 Rotary Dream Home Lottery will fund patient care equipment for Grand River Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Specifically, it will fund isolettes (sometimes called incubators) which provides a warm environment for medically unstable or premature infants. As well, the Dream Home Lottery will fund non-invasive ventilators which are used for breathing support for newborns.
Grand River Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for vulnerable infants born at 32 weeks gestation or older, including those who may require ventilation for a short period of time.
Proceeds from the 2014 Rotary Dream Home Lottery will be directed to the development of our new cardiac arrhythmia unit at the St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre. This new unit will allow our team of heart specialists to diagnose and treat deadly irregular heart rhythm conditions through the use of advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures including internal defibrillators and ablation surgery. In continuing our local health system’s goal of building world-class healthcare facilities in our community, the completion of an arrhythmia unit at St. Mary’s will eliminate the need to travel to receive this life-saving treatment.