For 2022 the Surgical Team has identified the need to support the Orthopaedic program with an enhancement to the minimally invasive arthroscopy suite supporting the Joint Preservation and Reconstruction Program, which includes shoulder, foot and ankle, knee, elbow, hand and wrist surgeries.
The Orthopaedic team is ready to increase service for these surgeries; we have a new physician arriving this fall, we have the operating space, but need additional equipment to make this happen. Our fundraising goal for this year's campaign is $200,000. Imagine helping to reduce surgical wait times for your friends, neighbours and loved ones.
New equipment will help surgeons dramatically reduce the wait times for these critical surgeries. Anyone who has experienced bone and joint pain realizes how time is crucial in relieving discomfort. Timely surgery will decrease pain and increase mobility, allowing patients a return to normal activity and a healthier lifestyle. Donations to September for St. Joe's will significantly increase the quality of life for our patients.
Orthopaedic patients continue to have lengthy waits for their surgeries; however, that long wait time is improving with the introduction of the hip and knee surgery pilot program. Since its inception in 2021 over 1000 patients have had hip or knee replacement surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital cutting the wait list in half. With your support we can continue to meet the needs of our patients.
Did you know the Orthopaedic Arthroscopy Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital is one of the largest referral centers in New Brunswick, and the need is rapidly expanding? New equipment will help surgeons dramatically reduce the wait times for these critical surgeries.
Today we are asking for your consideration in supporting our campaign for Orthopaedic surgery. Together we can bring much needed comfort to so many patients.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation 130 Bayard Drive Saint John, New Brunswick
Phone: (506) 632-5595 Fax: (506) 632-5594
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