COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

With billions of dollars being raised around the world to fight COVID-19, what specifically will your donation to the University Hospital Foundation do?

Well, A LOT.

Your donation will help ensure the University of Alberta Hospital site, healthcare teams and all Albertans have the resources and access to research they need during the pandemic. Here are the inititiaves being funded by the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund:


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Diagnostic Equipment

Diagnostic equipment was purchased for the intensive care units at the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, which provides better monitoring and diagnostics for the most severely ill COVID-19 patients, and gives researchers valuable insights as they continue to gain more knowledge about the virus.

Safe Biorepository

The University Hospital Foundation in partnership with five major health foundations, is building a safe biorepository to preserve COVID-19 samples, to support world-class medical research in combatting COVID-19.

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Text4Hope Mental Health Initiative

Text4Hope, partially funded by the University Hospital Foundation, is a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based text messages written by mental health therapists. To date, nearly 50,000 Albertans have benefited.

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3D Printed PPE

The University Hospital Foundation provided a $12,000 matching gift to support the Alberta 3D PPE team, 3D printers were used to locally manufacture and distribute 2,200 face shields and over 14,000 ear savers.

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Foundations of Gratitude

The #FoundationsofGratitude campaign encouraged all Albertans to show their appreciation for healthcare workers and support staff during this challenging time by decorating their windows with hearts.

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Patient Story

Miracle Man

Sometime during the evening of March 30, Bill Maxim mentioned to his wife of 58 years, Colleen, that he was having trouble breathing. Colleen was immediately alarmed. Fearing that her husband may have contracted COVID-19, she called 911. Over the next several weeks his medical team at the University of Alberta Hospital would do everything in their power to keep him alive.

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Dr. Dennis Djogovic, Intensivist

We're in this battle for the long run. Knowing that Albertans are going out of their way to not only voice but give their support is a huge boost to our critical care teams.


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