The Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation has been picking up some help from the local community.
Last Friday St. Peter’s Elementary School donated $2,300 for new medical equipment from their Lenten project, then this week young students from L’Envole in Astra brought in hundreds of new toys for children that are being treated in the Emergency Department. It too was their Lenten project. With over 8,000 children coming to TMH for emergency and diagnostic services, the toys will be used to occupy young patients as they wait to be seen.
The TD Bank also visited the Foundation. Pictured here are Guy Ducharme and Kathi McBride, Branch Manager presenting Dr. Elizabeth Blackmore with $5000 for staff training.
Nurses from both the Emergency Department and the inpatient unit, along with several physicians, attended a two-day training session at Queen’s University. With support from the TD Bank, more than 15 were able to participate in the Rural Resuscitation program.
With a lofty goal of over $1,872,000 to raise this year for equipment needs at TMH, the community is rising to the challenge and helping their fellow citizens by doing what they can. “Every gift counts, no matter how big or how small.” says Wendy Warner, Executive Director at the TMH Foundation. “With thanks to the Our TMH group, the hospital is retaining its current services. Now we need the medical equipment to help us recruit new physicians to the area. This support definitely helps!” Everyone can help make patients’ expereiences better at TMH by helping provide critically needed medical equipment. Whether you are able to donate yourself, give monthly gifts, organize a fundraising event or leave a gift in your will, all gifts help to diagnose, treat and care for sick and injured people in our community.