Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s CEO Janice Perrino, right, and board Chair Greg Scott, centre left, present a cheque for more than $2.2 million dollars to Island Health Board Chair Don Hubbard, left, and NRGH site director Marci Eckland. — Photo submitted by NDHF

Nanaimo hospital foundation gives more than $2 million

NRGH, Oceanside Health Centre among recipients of funding for medical equipment

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.

Perrino and NDHF board chair Greg Scott presented the cheque during the Qualicum Beach donor appreciation event to Marci Eckland, NRGH site director, and Island Health board chair Don Hubbard.

The foundation is kicking off its Spring ‘Healthy Hearts’ campaign to raise another $350,000 to purchase items for the Cardiac Department, as well as other urgently needed equipment.

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

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