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Giving every patient
with a brain emergency

a fighting chance

Help our neurocritical care patients get the best care possible.

Did you know?

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Life-threatening brain disorders make up 20% of Calgary and Southern Alberta ICU admissions – that’s more than 900 patients annually.

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3 out of every 4 people admitted to ICU with a severe brain disorder are under the age of 65 years old.

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76% of patients with emergency brain disorders are cared for through Calgary Health Foundation’s family of four hospitals.

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The five most common conditions neurological critical care patients suffer are: cardiac arrest (35%), brain trauma (25%), severe seizures (10%), strokes and brain bleeds (20%).

The lives of healthy, active people can change in an instant – mere seconds – as a result of a brain emergency.

A neurological emergency changed everything in an instant for Rick Weich and his family.

Learn more about his story and the lifesaving difference the neurocritical care team at Foothills Medical Centre played in his recovery.

When it comes to life-threatening brain disorders, it can happen to anyone at any time.

Calgary Health Foundation is committed to becoming a world-class leader in neurocritical care. With you by our side, we can expand our program, resulting in a 10%-15% increase in the odds of survival among our patients and a 15%-20% increase in the chance of our patients returning home with minimal disability over the next five years.

Your gift to Calgary Health Foundation will help our family of hospitals improve neurocritical care specialty services. We have the knowledge and capacity to invest your donation where and when it’s needed most, so your loved ones and neighbours receive the best possible care, giving everyone a fighting chance.

Recovery from critical brain disorders is possible. But we can’t do it without you. Your gift today can make a difference in someone’s life tomorrow.