At a recent donor appreciation evening in Qualicum Beach, the Nanaimo &District Hospital Foundation donated more than $2.2 million to three Island Health facilities for medical equipment and patient support.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will receive $2,069,963, Oceanside Health Centre receives $140,852 and Dufferin Place residential care centre in Nanaimo will receive $12,387.
“It is important for our donors to see where their donations are going, and for us to present a cheque like this is a true testament to the generosity of our communities when it comes to supporting their Nanaimo Regional General Hospital,” said Janice Perrino, NDHF’s CEO.
The multi-million dollar dispersal from the foundation was used for the purchase of medical equipment and patient comforts. The amount is in addition to the nearly $80,000 the foundation provided for staff education to health-care providers.
Those who wish to donate to help support the foundation’s campaign may donate securely online at www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com or call the hospital foundation office at 250-755-7690 or toll-free from Parksville Qualicum Beach at 250-947-8212.
— NEWS Staff/NDHF submission