Auxiliary members honoured for exceptional service and dedication
Six members of the WPSHC Auxiliary were recognized for long and special service to health care during the organization’s Annual General Meeting last week. Honorary Life Membership Certificates were present to Orla Thurston, Ida Clairmont, Gretl Feller, Shirley Gilbert, Irene Bosley, and Jean Piitz. The new Life Members were congratulated by Hospital Auxiliary Association of Ontario President Elen MacMillan, new WPSHC Auxiliary President Carla Cusiter, and Past-president Olive Duggan.
Congratulations and thank you for your enduring contribution to our delivery of patient and family centred care.
Support Richard's Run - a Foundation summer FUNd raiser!
July 1 through July 9, WPSHC staff member Richard Bernard is running the perimeter of the health centre's catchment area. Yes, the entire 10,000 square kilometers!
Richard will be collecting donations as he runs through Mactier, Rosseau, Whitestone, Port Loring, Britt, Pointe au Baril, Carling, and Nobel - until finally on the 9th day he runs into the Moose FM Radio studios during the annual radio-a-thon.
Please pledge to support Richard’s Run!
OHA points to need for capacity planning
Ontario’s health care system is facing significant challenges, and given how interdependent the health system is, it is essential to immediately implementprovince-wide capacity planning, including hospital based care, and aggressively increase funding for community services, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) said in a statement released last week.
“While there is always more work to do, Ontario’s hospitals have become highly efficient in recent years,” said OHA President and CEO Anthony Dale. “At the same time, they continue to experience growing demands for service and relentless pressure to bend down the rate of cost growth. Under these circumstances, it is essential that all Parties
commit to aggressively creating much greater capacity in health services outside of hospitals in order to ease pressures on emergency rooms and reduce wait times for discharge
Thank you everyone who helps save lives locally!
The weather was spectacular! Over 200 participants and 40 volunteers combined with sponsors and pledgers to create a terrific walk, run, pole and buy a new $80,000 telemetry system for cardiac rehab, replacing the 14-year-old equipment that has been failing for some time now.
In 2014 the 7th annual event, raised over $62,000. Combined with money saved from last year’s event ($27,000) the deal is sealed on buying local cardiac patients a new elemetry system for their rehab.
Because of tremendous corporate support all pledges and registration revenues from the 7th Annual Georgian Bay Walk, Run, Pole buys equipment. Route sponsors Kawartha Credit Union, CN and Lafarge together accounted for $15,000! Our elite sponsor and supplier of the new $1,050,000 pharmacy system McKesson provided $7,500! Astra Zeneca, Scotiabank, Morgan Construction, Harry’s No Frills, Richard’s Coffee, White Squall, Georgian Rentals, Comfort Inn, Wahta Springs and Sysco were the icing on the cake with further donations or help in-kind.