Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care
Invest in Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care
As a recognized leader in trauma, critical care and disaster preparedness, Sunnybrook's expertise is in high demand. Our emergency department has nearly double the patient admission rate of any other hospital in the province. Over 80 hospitals refer their patients to Sunnybrook every day. We have doubled our capacity in trauma and critical care to address the needs of patients today, while making the scientific breakthroughs that will maximize the chances of survival for patients tomorrow.
Sunnybrook is here for you when it matters most. By investing in our Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Program, you can be there for our most critical patients.
Helipad – $5 million
The hospital's helipad is located about 500 meters from the trauma room. Paramedics and trauma staff have to coordinate with a land ambulance to transfer patients from the helipad to the trauma room, which can add time in treating patients when every second counts.
The plan is to build a state-of-the-art helipad on top of the hospital. Once in service, patients will be transferred from the roof to the trauma room via an elevator, giving our trauma teams more time to save lives.
Renovation and expansion of facilities – $17 million
We are Canada's leading experts in stopping massive bleeding, managing wounds, performing emergency surgery and controlling acute infections and shock. We have built a world class facility that includes:
- State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
- Leading-edge infection control measures and specially designed features to ensure patient safety
Research – $9 million
Our trauma, emergency and critical care teams are at the forefront of research and education. We develop the newest resuscitation methods and the most effective ways to stabilize patients so that they survive emergency surgery. Through research and education we:
- Developed new ways to ensure skin grafts for burn patients ‘take' - making us a world leader in electrical burn management
- Changed models of care throughout Ontario
- Applied our expertise overseas in countries that need it most
- Transfered knowledge to the next generation of specialists
With your investment, Sunnybrook physicians, surgeons and critical care nurses will continue to develop innovative approaches to care that will save countless lives in the years to come.
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Emily Pearson, patient
"I remember getting a phone call from the hospital in North Bay letting me know my daughter was in critical condition. Her doctor said he was sending her to the only hospital he knew could save her life, Sunnybrook," says Larry Pearson. After arriving at Sunnybrook, Emily's parents learned she had a major head trauma, a severe knee injury, a lacerated spleen, a dislocated pelvis and a fractured neck.
"The Sunnybrook team of professionals, the amazing facilities and the constant support of the staff saved Emily's life. I pray that anyone who is in the same critical condition is lucky enough to be brought to Sunnybrook. They saved my daughter's life," says Larry.