This holiday season, help us keep your heart here

Today, doctors can stop a heart attack in its tracks in Peterborough Regional Health Centre's Cardiac Cath Lab. But after a decade of lifesaving treatment, the Cath Lab must be replaced.

Without the Lab, patients from across our region might have to travel as far away as Kingston or Toronto at a time when every minute counts

Give today.

Help us keep your heart here tomorrow.

 

A Personal Message from Dr. Warren Ball, PRHC Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Warren Ball, PRHC Interventional Cardiologist, works on a patient

Every year, thousands of patients from across Peterborough and the surrounding central eastern region are brought to Peterborough Regional Health Centre's Cardiac Cath Lab for lifesaving minimally-invasive cardiac stenting and diagnosis.

Patients come from as far away as Durham, North Hastings, Northumberland and the City of Kawartha Lakes. In fact, up to 600,000 people in Peterborough and the surrounding central eastern region rely on the Cath Lab for lifesaving urgent and non-emergency cardiac services,

Last year alone we performed 2,918 cardiac procedures including:

  • 1,285 diagnostic angiograms
  • 885 stenting procedures
  • 213 while a heart attack was taking place.

Now we need your help. Our Cath Lab must be replaced.

Without it, you, your loved ones, friends and neighbours might have to be transferred out of the region when every second can mean the difference between life and death.

Replacing the Lab now won't just keep cardiac care close by. Advances in technology mean better picture quality and resolution during procedures, lower radiation exposure, and shorter procedure times.

Please give today. Help us keep your heart close to home.

Sincerely,

Dr. Warren Ball, PRHC Interventional Cardiologist & Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab

How keeping your heart here can save your life

Dr. Warren Ball, Interventional Cardiologist at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), explains why he and his colleagues need your help to replace the PRHC Cardiac Cath Lab, which provides lifesaving treatment to thousands of patients from all over central eastern Ontario every year.

Watch a version with subtitles

Giving. It's a great way to share what's in your heart.

Share your message of thanks along with your donation and help keep world-class cardiac care right here at home. We'll pass your message on to the team member/department you've honoured. We'll also add it to a “cookie” card and post it to our holiday display in the PRHC lobby!