Emergency Department Equipment

The Woodstock Hospital Emergency Department had 42,783 visits in the 2016/2017 fiscal year. Each of these visits required some form of technology to assess and treat patients. Unfortunately hospital equipment reaches a point where it is eclipsed by newer technology. To offer our patients that latest in healthcare technology in our Emergency Department is updating some of its dated equipment. 

Ventilators 

Ventilators help a patient breathe when breathing on their own is hard work or take over breathing function completely when a patient is unable to breathe on their own.

Many diseases, conditions and factors can affect lung function and require the use of a ventilator such as pneumonia, COPD, brain injury, and ALS.  In 2016, 130 patients at Woodstock Hospital benefitted from the use of a ventilator, a 35% growth from 2015. As our population ages and lung disease increases the use of ventilators will grow substantially.

A couple of our ventilators are over 12 years old and need to be replaced. The new ventilators come equipped with internal algorithms to meet the demands of patients and have various ventilation modes.