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$2.5 Million raised for life-saving endoscopy services at Niagara Health System

February 29, 2016

In the Fall of 2014, new and replacement Endoscopy equipment was identified as a priority across the Niagara Health System at a cost of $2.5 million.
 
This goal was successfully met in February 2016 thanks to the generosity of nearly 1,500 donors who stepped up in spades to help fund these tools.

A few members of the Endoscopy team wanted to express their thanks to the Niagara 
community for supporting the work that they do for our hospital’s patients. Please listen to their message in the following video to learn how the community’s support is making a difference:



















Endoscopy at Niagara Health System
 
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine our digestive or respiratory tract using a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it.  If you have ever had a colonoscopy, or a gastric scope, those are examples of how endoscopic equipment is used.  Life-saving endoscopic equipment is used every day at NHS – replacing the outdated need to surgically open someone up with a large incision – to diagnose, treat, and screen patients for a variety of ailments from chronic indigestion to cancer.
 
For instance, endoscopy is used: 
  • to diagnose a problem
  • for routine cancer screening
  • to take samples of abnormal tissues and treat certain diseases
  • to remove tumors and stop bleeding
  • to remove anything that might be stuck in your airway or stomach
With over 16,000 procedures performed in the course of a year, the health of so many patients depends on up-to-date scoping equipment.
 
Thank you for supporting this important service at our hospitals.

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