|From the Chair of the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation|
Over the years, thousands of donors have helped us raise close to $7 million, but there’s no monetary value on the impact these donations have had on the lives of thousands of residents in the NWT and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.
In 2011-12, the Foundation purchased a number of items for Units throughout the Hospital. In the fall, we renovated the Extended Care Unit’s patient and family lounge thanks to our donors, and were also able to purchase two new cribs for the Pediatrics Unit, thanks to funds raised during our annual Air Tindi golf tournaments.
At Christmas, the Foundation held the “Festival of Giving” where businesses and individuals were able to purchase much needed equipment for the Hospital. Through the Gala, we were able to renovate the Medicine Unit’s family and patient lounge plus purchase a range of equipment including: stereo binocular microscope, treadmill, table tennis, two baby bassinettes, electric dialysis chair, Nonin LifeSense monitoring device, satellite phone, two waterproof dopplers, TV, new chairs for the registration area and equipment for Stanton’s travelling eye clinics.
In the winter, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy received a new theraband and dumbbell rack holder, a cervical traction unit, a Maclaren Major Elite stroller and a wheelchair assessment cushion thanks to donations from individuals over the years.
And through it all, the Foundation also began raising funds to develop an area in the Hospital dedicated to chemotherapy/IV treatment, and will continue to focus on this during 2012-13.
Every volunteer and every dollar donated during this past year has played an important role in the care of patients – the care you or a family member may need now or in the future. As we come together for a common vision – the best healthcare possible as close to home as possible – we are able to provide leading edge diagnostic and treatment equipment to the Stanton Territorial Hospital.
This year, we’ve talked to many grateful patients and we’d like to thank them for sharing their stories with us. These powerful stories motivate us all to continue working harder, volunteering longer, or donating more – so that we can continue to make a positive difference at the Stanton Territorial Hospital and save lives.