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Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Lakeshore General Hospital is able to ensure patients have access to the highest quality of care close to home. Donations made to Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation are used to fund the acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment, support significant upgrading of our hospital facilities, and assist in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff not covered by the Quebec government.

Your generosity makes it possible for us to elevate the quality of healthcare at the Lakeshore General Hospital and improve the lives of all those who come through our doors.

Current Needs

Cryoablation Device

Cryoablation is a non-invasive procedure that uses cold to treat cancer. 

The procedure takes 45 – 90 minutes, and the patient’s recovery takes approximately 6 hours.

Includes device, supplies and maintenance service contract.

COST: $222,000

Active Listening Devices

Purchase of 7 “pocket talker” assistive listening devices for our Geriatric, Post-Op, General Medicine, Psychiatry and dialysis departments.

COST: $1,300

Sleep Apnea Equipment

Purchase of 10 devices

Includes devices, accessories, and training

Used for the diagnosis of sleep apnea in the hospital and in the ambulatory clinic

COST: $91,552

Medtronic PaceArt Optima System

The PaceArt Optima System is a comprehensive workflow solution for efficiently compiling and managing cardiac device data across all manufacturers. It improves patient safety by tracking, managing, and mitigating device advisories by device model or serial number range. It also improves patient compliance as it allows searches for missed appointments.

COST: $251,141

Recent Accomplishments

Prostate Morcellator

Purchase of a new prostate morcellator. This device is used to perform holminum laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). The Lakeshore General Hospital is the only hospital in Montreal to use this technique.

The purchased morcellator is safer and more effective than the device currently used, thus reducing surgical time, which will allow the procedure to be performed as day surgery and increase the number of procedures performed in a day.

ER Treatment Chairs

Purchase of 5 new reclining treatment chairs, used for patients who do not require stretchers but who still need specific one-time treatments, such as receiving IV antibiotics or medications for ailments such as migraines and nausea. They are also used for patients to have their blood drawn or be under closer observation for a limited time (eg. post-concussion or allergic reaction).

Thank you to the Lakeshore Light Opera, who purchased 3 of the treatment chairs.

Rapid Infuser

Thank you to the Lakeshore General Hospital Auxiliary for their purchase of a rapid infuser for the Emergency Department. The device enables the safe, controlled injection of blood or warm liquid into a patient with severe blood loss.

Alaris Pump

Alaris Pumps

These pumps work directly with the monitors recently purchased for ICU and Surgery. They constitute an important element to do (TIVA) Total Intravenous Anesthesia and allow a more precise use of the drug to help avoid overdoses and insufficient concentrations.

Recumbent Trainers

Purchase of 2 recumbent trainers to be used for surgery and medicine units on 4North, 4South & 3West. These chairs aim to prevent deconditioning and thus have a favourable impact on the duration of hospitalization of users. Studies show that aerobic exercise can limit the effects of frailty and reduce the length of hospitalization.

Recumbent trainer
Recumbent trainer
new icu

Intensive Care Unit

The new state-of-the-art 15-bed unit, of which the first four rooms were completed in 2017, features bigger rooms, dialysis machines in each room, and a new light system to alert staff when a nurse is attending to a patient or needs help. The unit now also has a lot of natural light, which helps with healing and the overall mental health of the patients and staff.

Thank you to the Trottier Family Foundation for their outstanding support of our hospital and this important initiative.

Oncology Chairs

These new chairs have a footrest, are low-entry and adjust to many different positions to ensure patient comfort during their treatment.

oncology chair
oncology chair
sedline icu or monitor

ICU & OR Monitors

Thanks to the West Island Muslim Community, we were able to purchase 14 anesthesia monitors for the Intensive Care and Surgery Units.

These monitors use brain activity monitoring to observe patients’ level of consciousness under anesthesia. This important project would promote TIVA (total intravenous anesthesia) when surgery permits and, in turn, will give our teams the chance to avoid intubating a patient and avoid the use of anesthetic gases that are harmful to the environment.

Hospital-Wide Wi-Fi

As of January 2023, FREE public Wi-Fi is now available for all throughout the Hospital! Just search for “Lakeshore_WiFi_Public“. Happy browsing!