The Health Foundation got another contribution towards one of their ongoing fundraising campaigns.
Yorkton’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch has donated 5-thousand dollars, which will be allocated to the future purchase of new equipment for the Yorkton Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
“This type of equipment is very important to Legion members, Veterans and many people in the community,” said Legion President Barry Whitehead in a news release. “This equipment makes sure that patients in critical condition can be monitored and looked after here in Yorkton.”
“The money we are using for this donation came from our annual Poppy Campaign.” added Whitehead.
Executive Director Ross Fisher says the 5-grand puts them at about $350-thousand dollars — roughly $50-thousand away from their goal.
He also says they are very grateful for the contribution made by the Royal Canadian Legion, and their continued support for the things the Health Foundation does.
“Without the support of our generous donors, much of the equipment in the regional hospital would not be upgraded in a timely manner.” Fisher said in the same news release.
Fisher says they plan on ordering the equipment for the Yorkton Regional Hospital this fall.