NEWS RELEASE · 25th September 2012
Kitimat Hopital Foundation
The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation receives generous donations from the Snowflake Community Fairgrounds Society/ Bull-o-rama and the Kitimat Kinsmen Club.
The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation is the happy recipient of numerous and generous contributions from community organizations and residents in 2012.
More than $23,000 has been raised in the last eight months, towards improving health care and facilities for the Kitimat General Hospital.
The Snowflake Community Fairgrounds Society, through the 2012 Bull-o-rama, donated $20,500, the Kitimat Kinsmen Club donated $2,000 and memorial gifts and tribute gifts provided the balance.
Chairperson, Corinne Scott stated that the generous contributions will be utilized towards an additional wing for Mountainview Lodge, increasing the number of extended care beds available. The Kitimat General Hospital has an ongoing wait list of seniors requiring nursing support in extended care, and the more urgent cases are being cared for by utilizing acute care beds in the hospital. To assist the hospital and Doctors in freeing up acute care beds for surgical and other patients, the Hospital Foundation has taken on the task of fund raising for a new extended care facility.
Scott is happy that residents are becoming more aware that memorial gifts to the Hospital Foundation are a wonderful way of remembering a loved one, as well as tribute gifts, in the name of a friend, to celebrate special occasions.
The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation was established to increase and improve the provision of medical care through receiving, investing and administering bequests, endowments, trusts and other financial investments to fund items not covered in the Northern Health Authorities budget.
Corinne Scott recieves donation from Kitimat Kinsmen Club: Sharole Bell, Christine Dielschneider, Rachel Stelmacker, Sarah Crampton, Stephen Ong, Jason Escater