SERVICES & EQUIPMENT

The Airdrie Health Foundation works directly with front-line medical staff to help determine Airdrie's highest health priorities.

We provide services, equipment & education to support the Airdrie Community Health Centre,

Urgent Care, Mental Health and other high priority needs.

Through generous donations made by people like you, 

we have been able to accomplish the following:

24-HOUR URGENT CARE

On April 3 2017, the Airdrie Health Foundation successfully championed

for the opening of 24-hour

Urgent Care in Airdrie.

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Equipment for community health partner, the Highland Primary Care Network
  • Fetal Heart Monitor to keep moms & babies out of the hospital for testing

  • An Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor to lower wait times for patients

  • Telemedicine Equipment to increase cardiology appointments in Airdrie 

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EQUIPMENT FOR community health centre & URGENT CARE
  • A Crash Cart to ensure critical support for Urgent Care

  • A Hand Held Ultrasound Machine for Urgent Care which has been credited for saving lives

  • A Glidescope to secure patients' airways in Urgent Care

  • A Glidescope Go for Urgent Care to assist with safe intubation

  • Venous Blood Gas tests for Urgent Care to assist with accurate diagnoses for patients in acute need

  • A cardiac DASH monitor to track heart rhythms in Urgent Care

  • A difficult airway cart for Urgent Care 

  • A Vein Finder for Urgent Care

  • A Wound Chair to make procedures easier on patients in the Home Care Clinic

  • 8 reclining chairs for the Adult Day Program

  • A bassinet and special chair for breastfeeding for the Public Health Clinic 

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EDUCATION
  • ProSed course for physicians and nurse practitioners to learn to manage airways and intubate critically ill patients - increasing the scope of practice at Urgent Care   

  • LEAP education for nurses working with palliative care patients

 

SERVICES

  • Providing hotel vouchers, ICE transit passes, Airdrie bus passes, grocery and gas gift cards to support patients in getting to appointments and receive social support when unable to access other resources

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PROGRAMS

  • Chill Zone (activity based group for up to 10 youth aged 13-17)

  • Adult Day Program (respite care for seniors)

  • Community Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, Preschool Language Services (equipment to support interpretation services for parents and their young children)

Baby's Grasp

For pregnant and new mothers with children under the age of 18 months.

Comforting Hands

Initiative aimed at addressing mental-health-related issues in Airdrie and the surrounding communities.

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Telemedicine technology allows for real-time patient exams at local health facilities without the added burden of travelling for care.