Humber River Regional Hospital celebrates grand opening of Murphy and Helen Hull Robotics Centre: is the first community hospital in Canada to acquire and use a surgical robot

Centre made possible by $10 million gift from the late Marian (Murphy) Hull and Mrs. Helen Hull

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Mrs. Helen Hull, joined by family and friends, celebrated the opening of the new Murphy and Helen Hull Robotics Centre at Humber River Regional Hospital. The Centre was made possible thanks to an amazing $10 million gift from Mrs. Hull and her late husband Marian (Murphy) Hull.

The Centre features a da Vinci Surgical Robot with Skills Simulator. With advanced 3D HD visualization; dexterity and range of motion greater than even the human hand; and motion technology which preserves natural eye-hand-instrument alignment, the da Vinci robot provides unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach to many complex surgical procedures.

Mr. Hull was one of Humber River Regional Hospital's most dedicated community champions. In a letter to the hospital dated just before Mr. Hull's passing, Mr. and Mrs. Hull explained that the gift was "in appreciation of the wonderful care provided by your fine hospital."


"Murphy's commitment to our hospital was unwavering, even in his final days. Now, thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hull's generosity, our hospital has the very latest in robotic surgery technology, enabling our hospital to provide even more minimally invasive surgery options for patients. For some it will mean more precise, safer care, with shorter healing times and less pain throughout. Everyone at Humber is extremely grateful for Murphy and Helen's financial support and for their faith in our hospital."

- HRRH President & CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin

"Murphy made such an impact over his lifetime. Together, Helen and Murphy Hull have made a positive and lasting contribution to our community in a manner that only a very small few ever have. Their support of our hospital over the years, and now our new Robotics Centre, has, and will continue to, save lives, and change others for the better. There is no stronger legacy a citizen can bestow on their community."       

- HRRH Foundation Board Chair Eddy Battiston

SOURCE Humber River Regional Hospital

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Gerard Power
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