Right now, the hospitalized patients I’m performing knee or hip surgery on have been on a waiting list for almost two-and-a-half years. My day surgery patients have been waiting for a year.
Patients come into my office in tears. Desperate people are selling their cars so they can get the procedure done privately. It’s quick, but expensive. 30 000 Quebecers are waiting for replacements. 9000 have been waiting for more than a year!
Please help these patients—they’re at the end of their rope! You’re part of the solution. Will you help us improve their quality of life?
Take Denise for example. She’s been waiting for a knee replacement for over a year. She lives alone. She can’t do anything anymore. She’s depressed. She’s in pain, day and night. She falls all the time.
Your donation today will help us purchase a revolutionary robot for knee replacement surgery.You’ll be helping us increase the number of surgeries each year. And, thanks to you, knee replacements will be more personalized and precise!
If you only knew… Denise is just one example. Some of my patients have difficulty working. Or they can’t work at all and have no way of making a living. They fall into a depression. Some end up divorced. Others take opioids all day.
We’re working hard to find innovative solutions! We’ve turned many surgeries into day surgeries. We’ve recruited a new surgeon. But there just aren’t enough operating rooms.
The robot is one of the elements that could increase our operating capacity! But robots like this aren’t funded by the government. The public funds aren’t there. That’s where you come in!
The distress of patients like Denise is increasing with each passing week. Will you make a donation to relieve their pain? Help them return to a normal life?
On their behalf, please accept my sincere thanks.
Dr. Hai Nguyen
Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee and hip replacement
Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne