The LHSC Women’s Care program believes that healthy families begin with expert care for women. Women’s health care needs are unique and they matter to the health of their children and our community. We need to continue to advance and advocate on their behalf. Today’s investment in women’s health will have a positive and profound effect on future generations.
There are possible complications during pregnancy and delivery. There may be a preexisting condition like heart disease, a fetal abnormality, or a pregnancy that needs close surveillance because of a previous preterm birth or loss of baby. These complications require maternal newborn care, the specialty area that focuses on high-risk pregnancies.
Our Hospital’s maternal newborn care specialists will provide highly personalized and precise care – including preconception counselling and extensive first-trimester ultrasound screening – so that complications are identified early and a woman’s care is adjusted accordingly.
Investing in specialized software that works with hospital systems and ultrasound machines will allow multi-disciplinary teams to report, analyze, archive and access patient information such as ultrasound results, examination details and diagnoses ultimately increasing patient safety and consistency based on global best practices.
In addition, funds raised will facilitate the renewal of the Mother Baby Care Unit creating a more welcoming, relaxing and more family centered environment.
Through leading-edge research and education initiatives, LHSC will also attract and retain maternal newborn care trainees from across the globe – bright and innovative thinkers who will transform patient care for women and their babies.
Pelvic floor dysfunction such as urinary incontinence can have a serious impact on a woman's quality of life. Although we perform corrective procedures at LHSC, our urogynecology program needs both updated surgical equipment as well as support to develop a prevention initiative- enhancing urogynecology care for women.
Currently, long wait times to see an urogynecology physician delay women's access to the education and treatment that would significantly enhance their health. The new program will allow shorter wait times for women to receive an initial assessment and better access for women who require treatment that is more complex.
The Allen-Carey Scholarship in Women’s Health honours Dr. Hugh Allen and the late Dr. Lewis Carey. The Allen-Carey Award enables clinical and research training opportunities for health care providers who seek excellence in women’s care. Each recipient is a highly qualified candidate with exceptional leadership potential. The award fosters national leaders in patient care, teaching and research who can impact women’s care today and mentor the caregivers of the future. Learn more.
Your donation to LHSC’s Women’s Care program will facilitate the introduction of innovative approaches and models of care at LHSC – enhancements that will enable clinical efficiencies and improve patient care for women and their families.