Keeping Patients Safe & Comfortable During Surgery


WDMH performed 4,512 surgeries last year alone and anesthetic machines were used for almost all of them.  These patients did not have to travel to Ottawa, spend money on gas and higher parking costs, and deal with the stress of going into the city for care.


Now, we need to replace the 10-year-old machines in our three operating rooms. 

WDMH is in need of three new machines.
It's our highest priority need this year and will cost approximately $211,100.


Why are anesthetic machines important for you and our patients?


  • The machines are used to monitor patients during surgery and to provide anesthetic gas to keep patients asleep. 
  • They provide ventilation and oxygen during surgery.
  • This allows the operating room team to provide a controlled, safe environment that protects and monitors patients comfort levels while they undergo surgery.
  • At WDMH, we want to provide surgical care to patients - close to home. That's something many of us value. None of us wants to be in the hospital, but when you receive care close to home, your family and friends are more likely to be able to visit you.

A Message from the Chief of Anesthesiology

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I am continually impressed with the pride and care that local communities have for this hospital. This community is what makes this a special place to work and receive care. Equipment such as this has a direct impact on the clinical care that  WDMH provides.  Thank you for your ongoing support and consideration.

                       - Dr. Lucas Gil, Chief of Anesthesiology at WDMH



Why Give?


It’s only because of the generosity of individuals, businesses and our local communities that we can bring this updated technology to WDMH for our patients. Our provincial government does not fund the purchase of medical equipment for Ontario hospitals. When it comes to having surgery, does it not make perfect sense to have the newest and best medical equipment available?

To make a gift to our General Equipment Fund in support of equipment like the new anesthetic machines, please donate online or download a donation form. Be sure to direct your gift to our General Equipment Fund.

Thank you for your generosity and support!