Ongoing need for equipment funds at hospital
By Jennifer Edwards
The holiday season is approaching and Centre Grey Health Services Foundation (CGHSF) has officially embarked upon their annual Light for Life Christmas campaign to raise money for much needed equipment for Centre Grey Hospital in Markdale.
Letters addressed to all those who have donated to CGHSF throughout past campaigns were mailed out during the first week of November, which will be followed by a larger mailing to all area residents that receive flyer mail next week. All those who donate to Light for Life have the option of making their donation in honour or memory of someone or in their own name and the donor names are then posted, upon request, in the lobby of Centre Grey Hospital on a colourful & cheery Christmas display. The Light for Life tree on the front lawn of the hospital will be lit up at the end of November.
Dan Rose, Chair of CGHSF notes that “the Light for Life Christmas campaign raises money for hospital equipment to ensure that staff at Centre Grey Hospital has the very best tools to maintain the quality of care to which we have become accustomed. Equally important, the support shown through this campaign demonstrates to hospital staff just how much their efforts are appreciated.”
The top priority this year at Centre Grey Hospital is a Mobile Digital C-Arm X-ray Machine. The cost is about $166,500. This machine is essential in the operating room for orthopaedic surgery and in trauma situations. It will provide a live video image for the surgeon while operating and it will have the capability to download images to the PACS system for distribution to the entire hospital network, thus facilitating speedy consultation in complex cases when required. The C-arm will be moved to the new hospital eventually.
If you would like more information on this year’s Light for Life campaign, please contact Jennifer Edwards, Foundation Coordinator at (519) 986-3040 Ext. 6178; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CGHS Foundation website at cghsfoundation.com.