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NEWS RELEASE · 8th March 2014
Kitimat Hospital Foundation
Kitimat General Hospital Foundation receives grant from RBC Foundation

The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation was the recipient of a $10,000 grant presented by Shirley Breuker, Branch Manager of the Royal Bank of Canada in Kitimat on March 7, 2014.

The funds are a result of an application for a Community Funding grant to the BC Regional Head Office of RBC in January, to go towards the purchase of a portable ultrasound machine to be used in the Emergency Room and Acute Care area of Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre. This piece of equipment can help doctors make faster and more accurate diagnosis and avoid unneeded exploratory surgeries.

Chairperson, Corinne Scott stated “the funds received from RBC are a welcome addition to the fund raising campaign to raise $50,000 for a portable ultrasound machine, which the Doctor’s expressed as a priority item in patient care.

The grant is the first of two installments committed by RBC for a total amount of $20,000. The second installment will be in the spring of 2015 towards the next project identified by the Kitimat Medical Staff and Northern Health. The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation is grateful for the support of RBC in ensuring that local medical services are exceptional in Kitimat and remain that way in the future.”

Hospital Foundation members on hand to receive the grant were Corinne Scott, Chair and Vice Chair, Doug Thomson.

The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation is a volunteer organization that has raised more than $90,000 to support health care for the citizens of Kitimat. All funds raised go towards projects either specified by the donors, or determined in collaboration with the Medical Staff and Northern Health to be of immediate benefit to patients.