Why Support Us
Patients and their families ask The Shoulder Centre team all the time “what can I do to help?”
The way for you to make the biggest difference is by making a donation today to The Shoulder Centre.
Every year, over 30,000 people – in the Central East LHIN community alone – visit their family physician because shoulder pain stops their world of life, work and play.
No one wants to hit life’s pause button due to pain.
Yet, it is a common complaint that patients endure 12-18 months of unrelenting shoulder pain while receiving unnecessary diagnostic tests, ineffective medications, unsuccessful physiotherapy sessions and repeatedly returning to their family physician before finally reaching a shoulder surgeon. And surprisingly, surgery is the answer to only one in twenty shoulder problems. The majority of issues can actually be solved through non-surgical interventions that do not automatically require a surgeon’s attention.
Designed and led by our own orthopaedic surgeons, The Shoulder Centre is transforming the way shoulder pain is treated, using innovation and technology to redefine and shorten the patient journey like no other hospital in the country. The Centre has brought together a multidisciplinary team of shoulder specialists so that the patient will not have to wait to receive the best care from the most suitable shoulder expert, and will become pain free quicker.
You will be instrumental in constructing the new clinic space, enhancing the operating suites with the most up-to-date equipment so that more patients experience shorter wait times before treatment, and funding the research and education projects that will help make The Shoulder Centre a sustainable model of care.
Read more on our “Case For Support” here.
If you would like to make your donation over the phone, please call the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation at 905-683-2320 x1501 and someone will be happy to help you.