The latest piece of equipment purchased for the Dr, Helmcken Memorial Hospital came as a joint effort between Wells Gray Community Forests and the Hospital Auxiliary. The new chair will be an asset to the staff and patients alike at the hospital making it more comfortable for the patient during various medical procedures. (L-r) Gail Capostinsky, Brent Buck, Michelle Stuttard, Marj Sunderman, Marilyn Collison, Ken Kjenstad, Linda Simms, Marg Anderson, Sue Collison, Dianne Trautman, Joan Slingsby, Diane Toma.

Dr. Helmcken Memorial hospital receives new equipment

This equipment comes as a joint effort between Wells Gray Community Forests and Hospital Auxiliary

  • Jan. 27, 2019 12:30 p.m.

Submitted

On Jan. 17 Michelle Stuttard, manager of Health Services at Dr. Helmcken Hospital, met with members of Wells Gray Community Forests and Hospital Auxiliary members to show the latest piece of equipment purchased for the hospital.

This was a joint effort with Wells Gray Community Forests paying half the cost and the Hospital Auxiliary the other half.

The chair, which appears to be a large, sturdy lazyboy will be a great asset to the staff and patients alike at the hospital. It can be adjusted to a variety of positions and heights, which allows nurses to more easily do leg or foot wraps, etc.

It will also be a lot more comfortable for the patient to sit in this chair while having an IV drip instead of lying or sitting on a stretcher. The staff is happy with this new purchase.

The Hospital Auxiliary would like to thank Wells Gray Community Forests for partnering with us to make this a reality. And also a big “thank you” to the residents of Clearwater for being such great supporters of the fundraisers.

From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and hope we can count on your continuing support.

Just Posted

RCMP looking for grain haulers dumping grain on roadside pull-outs

Illegal practice happening on Highway 5 between Valemount and Avola

Personal Development Weekend Retreat coming up

By K.A. Pendergast Have you ever been stressed? I am sure most… Continue reading

MayDay Parade Theme is “Clearwater Life”

Parade takes place May 18 and starts at Capostinsky Park

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

Foreign national arrested in connection to thefts at YVR

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Police pursue pesky porker on Vancouver Island

‘This was allegedly not the pig’s first escape’

Westjet tries again to dismiss proposed class-action lawsuit alleging discrimination

Former flight attendant claims airline broke contractual promise to create harassment-free workplace

Man airlifted to hospital after apparent hunting incident in East Kootenay

The man was in stable condition when he was flown out of Fairmont Hot Springs to a Calgary hospital

Police probe eight fires set at B.C. elementary school

Nanaimo RCMP say fires appear to have been set intentionally

Most Read