Light up retrospective

Wrap-up relating to Light Up the Hospital campaign in Castlegar

Thanks to Castlegar residents the 2012 “Light Up the Hospital” campaign was a success! Over $38,000 was raised to purchase equipment for use in the Castlegar & District Health Centre and/or Talarico Place. This year’s campaign revenues will enable C & D Hospital Foundation to buy another Space Lab Cardiac Monitor for the Emergency Department. These monitors are portable and can be sent with the patient in an ambulance, when necessary, for transportation to Trail or Kelowna.

 

The Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation was established in 1987 by the then-Hospital Administrator, the late Ken Talarico. It was intended as a fund to be used to purchase equipment needed for the hospital which could  not otherwise be afforded from the provincially-funded equipment fund. As the years pass, equipment costs have increased while the equipment fund has not kept pace.   Consequently the Hospital Foundation has provided many items to support needed patient services at the Health Centre and Talarico Place. Many Castlegar residents have benefitted over the years from having this equipment available for use in their care.

 

The board of the Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation is made up of volunteers. We endeavour to manage the foundation’s endowment carefully, with prudent investments, and to raise additional funds for use in supporting the equipment needs of the health centre and Talarico Place. All the funds raised are used in Castlegar as the foundation’s constitution requires this.  Interested volunteers are always welcome to join the foundation board  – contact the undersigned at 250-365-6187 for information.

 

Thank you for your interest,

 

Sincerely,

 

Margaret Nickle, Chair,

Castlegar & Dist. Hospital Foundation.

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