Supporting Cardiac Care Here at Home 

The Health Care Foundation is proud to be the official fundraising partner for Eastern Health's Cardiac Care Program. In this role, we are able to support health care professionals in saving lives by equipping them with the most cutting edge technology and equipment. Thanks to our donors, we have transferred millions to Eastern Health for Cardiac Care, which will support the 1 in 3 people impacted by cardiac disease in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories

Thanks to the overwhelming support we received through the Give from the Heart, the Health Care Foundation revitalized the cardiac catheterization laboratories and the electrophysiology suite at the Health Sciences Centre. The result of this project has been phenomenal, with improved wait times and outcomes. 

The revitalization was made possible by the generosity of a number of donors, especially Vale and Trades NL. Through the Long Harbour Project, Vale along with Trades NL donated in excess of $1.6 million to the project, which resulted in two of the revitalized catheterization suites formally being named in their honour. 

* News Release: Cardiac Catheterization Labs Named in Recognition of Major Contribution

Mechanical Heart

In 2018, the Health Care Foundation invested over $160,000 for two new mecganical hearts for the cardiac care team. A portion of the funds for the technology was generated through the Health Care Foundation's first annual Row 4 Heart.

 * News Release: Health Care Foundation Donates Over $87,000 for New Mechanical Heart

Mechanical heart technology is crucial life-saving equipment for cardiac patients. This technology will help provide care to patients who require several days of heart support either before or after their surgery. The device is also very portable, which would help those patients who need support before flying to another province to receive either a heart or lung transplant.

Examples of other Items funded include:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Thromboelastography (TEG) Machine 
  • Transport Monitor
  • Ceiling Lifts for the CCU/CVICU
  • Televisions for the CCU
  • Temperature Management System
  • Intraoperative Blood Flow & Graft Patency Equipment
  • VeriQ Medistem Generator
  • Research Projects
  • Transophageal Echocardiography
  • McKesson Cardiology Software
  • Long Shafted Mitral Valve Repair Instruments and Retractors