St. Joseph’s General Hospital is planning to complete the purchase of the system this summer. The scopes for the laser are the second component of the purchase and the Hospital hopes to have them by the end of August. In the meantime we are, and have been, operating the Greenlight Laser system with Loaner scopes from Stryker Canada. Since the time the GreenLight Laser has been introduced there have been 14 procedures performed at St. Joseph’s. This treatment has provided an opportunity to improve the standard of care for the patients and have offered many benefits.
The golf event along with a public appeal to the community for support has generated over $74,000 towards this purchase. St. Joseph’s General Foundation is hoping for continued support from the service clubs and community to raise the additional $121,000 needed to pay for this equipment.