Selkirk and District Community Foundation’s (SDCF) Selkirk General Hospital fund recently granted out $34,996 to the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation (IEHF) for the purchase of high priority equipment for the Selkirk Regional Health Centre (SRHC).

The new equipment includes an embosser printer to help with admissions, a medication grade fridge for the pharmacy, a telemetry pack for the emergency department, and handheld oximeters for the Family Birthing Unit.

Katie Hibbs, Interim Director Health Services – Acute Care at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre says this generous grant with enhance patient care.

“It is because of the hard work and generosity of organizations such as the Selkirk & District Community Foundation, that we are able to obtain important equipment necessary to providing quality patient care.  We are truly grateful and fortunate for their dedication, kindness and support.”, says Hibbs.

Interlake Eastern Health Foundation executive director, Pamela McCallum, acknowledged the continued support from the SDCF.

“We are so lucky to have the Selkirk & District Community Foundation as a friend of the foundation. We are forever grateful to them for their grants that help us enhance patient care and make life for our staff easier. We look forward to working with Bev and the Board of Directors on future health-related projects for the community,” says McCallum.

SDCF executive director Beverley Clegg says they are deeply grateful to everyone that supports the Selkirk General Hospital Fund.

“Every year SDCF is honoured to work with Interlake Eastern Health Foundation to provide funding for high priority health equipment at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre.  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.

Our mission is to raise funds that support health care in the Interlake-Eastern health region. For more information visit  or contact Pamela McCallum, executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation at (204) 785-7044.

Photo:  SDCF Board Chair, Shauna Curtin.