One of the pieces of equipment requested by hospital staff was a ventilator. Presently, they are using a rented one. Good news for our hospital, Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has partnered with Clearwater and District Hospice Society to purchase a new ventilator for the hospital.
The Hospice Society has donated $27 500 that was raised through local donations.
The auxiliary applied for and received a $27,000 grant from the Community Foundations of Canada through the North Thompson Communities Foundation.
“The auxiliary, like many organizations, has had fundraising activities curtailed in the past few months, so are pleased to find creative ways to fund needed hospital equipment. Community support and auxiliary volunteers are a powerful partnership.”
If you are interested in joining a caring, dynamic, busy group, call Penny Christenson @ 676-9443.