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The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is pleased to share our annual Report to the Community for 2013.
This year’s theme – A Day in the Life of the Royal Alexandra Hospital – showcases a typical day at our amazing and dynamic hospital.
The Royal Alex is many things to many people, but first and foremost, it’s a place where hope and healing carry on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We’re pleased to share some snapshots of the diverse activity – surgery, therapy, research, meetings, and more – that is made possible by strong community support. We hope that our donors and supporters will appreciate how much the Royal Alex offers to the 300,000 patients a year who seek treatment here and how your support plays an important role in building better patient care at our hospital.
When you’re dealing with patients from Edmonton’s inner city, it requires a different approach and a different mindset.
When someone arrives at our Emergency Department with a broken arm, we will obviously do our best to help them. But what if they broke their arm because of addiction or homelessness? Helping someone deal with the bigger issues that caused their broken arm will ultimately help them more than just the fracture treatment.
Our challenge is that we have a “revolving door” syndrome that sees many patients come back to the Royal Alex’s Emergency Department time and time again. We want to stop that revolving door.
That is what the Inner City Health and Wellness Program is all about. Our goal is that when they knock at our door, we are able to show them to the right door – to offer help with addictions, mental health conditions, brain injuries, or unstable housing.
By engaging a different approach to these high risk patients, we have the opportunity to provide them with the services that they really need. By doing things differently, we have an opportunity to find better, long-term solutions to these very significant health issues.
A gift to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation in your will supports healthcare for the entire community.
Community support builds great hospitals and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation receives generous donations, including bequests, from across Alberta and beyond.
Bequests and planned gifts are an inspired way to help ensure that the Royal Alexandra Hospital has the resources it needs to provide exceptional and compassionate patient care when it matters most, now and in the future.