April 4th, 2017 by

Fundraising for TMH surgical equipment continues

Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison presents a $100,000 cheque to Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation board chair Phil Wild at the council meeting on Monday April 3, 2017. The donation fulfills the city’s 2017 contribution to its $1 million commitment over 10 years. (Photo: Nicole Kleinsteuber / Quinte News)

The Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation is continuing in its efforts to lobby for a dialysis unit and expanded surgical services.

During Monday night’s Quinte West council meeting TMHF board chair Phil Wild presented a detailed list of an increase in equipment needed at Trenton Memorial Hospital. $975,000 is for main medical equipment and $531,000 is for non-medical equipment, $296,000 for replacement medical equipment and $70,000 to hire a new orthopedic surgeon.

He explained now that day surgeries are staying at TMH, new surgical equipment is being considered for emergency and inpatient care, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, orthopedics and urology.

TMHF Executive Director Wendy Warner agreed while the ask of $1.87 million is high, she said it’s needed.

Wendy Warner

Wild also told council they are continuing to work on getting veteran mental health services and the development of additional outpatient services.

Upcoming events include a donor wall appreciation event on May 10 at 10 a.m. along with a street dance at City Hall on June 10. The TMHF Golf Classic is August 11.