Selkirk and District Community Foundation (SDCF) recently granted over $60,000 from the Selkirk Hospital Fund and Palliative Care Fund to the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation (IEHF) in support of enhanced patient care.
The $16,800 grant from the Palliative Care Fund will purchase air mattress and pumps to provide additional comfort and reduce skin breakdown for patients. These mattresses are always in demand and the additional resources will improve patient comfort by increasing the amount available for the Palliative Care Program.
The $43,900 from the Selkirk Hospital Fund will purchase essential equipment including new Gel Mattresses and Straxi Patient Transport Chairs with a docking station to improve the ability of patients to move around the facility.
Averill Stephenson, Executive Director Interlake Eastern Health Foundation says these generous grants continue to will enhance patient care.
“We are so lucky to have the Selkirk & District Community Foundation as a friend of the foundation. We are grateful to them for their continued support and partnership. We look forward to continuing to work with Bev and the Board of Directors on future health-related projects for the community,” says Stephenson.
SDCF executive director Beverley Clegg says they are grateful to everyone that supports the Selkirk Hospital Fund and Palliative Care Fund.
“Every year SDCF is honored to work with Interlake Eastern Health Foundation to provide funding for high priority health equipment at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre and to support the palliative care program. These grants are made possible due to the insight and community minded approach of donors, of today and the past, who give so thoughtfully to the Selkirk General Hospital Fund. For this, we are so deeply grateful,” says Clegg.
The Interlake Eastern Health Foundation raises funds and supports partnership that improve health and health care in our community. For more information visit www.iehf.ca or contact Averill Stephenson Executive Director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation at (204) 785-7044.
Photo: IERHA Director Acute Care Katie Hibbs; Selkirk & District Community Foundation Executive Director Bev Clegg and Board Member Bonny Wynnobel