Nipigon, ON --- November 9, 2015 ---- Staff at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital were on hand to accept a grant for $8,500 from the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation to fund the purchase of a new triple channel infusion pump for patients receiving chemotherapy. The grant was made possible thanks to donors to the Northern Cancer Fund.
“We are thrilled to receive this grant, but even more thrilled that we can continue to offer chemotherapy to cancer patients in Nipigon thanks to this new equipment,” said Rebecca McEwen, Nurse Manager, ER, Acute and Long Term Care, Nipigon District Memorial Hospital. “As part of the network of satellite sites across Northwestern Ontario that offer exceptional cancer care, it is imperative that we have the proper equipment to do so. Having the ability to stay close to home during cancer treatment is of huge value to patients and their families and we’re very grateful that donors to the Northern Cancer Fund have provided the funding to ensure we have the equipment needed for this essential service.”
The grant represents an ongoing commitment by the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation to provide exceptional cancer care for patients in Nipigon and surrounding communities. In the past, $1,350 was provided to fund chemotherapy equipment. This new grant brings the total to $9,850. None of it would have been possible without the community’s continued support of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, and, in particular, the Northern Cancer Fund.
“Our donors are the heroes who make these investments come to life,” said Glenn Craig, President and CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. “We’re honoured to be the charity of choice among individuals and businesses in our region who believe passionately about the gift of exceptional healthcare in Northwestern Ontario. Recently, Tbaytel made a significant gift that extended their already very generous support of healthcare in our region, and it is thanks to them, and many other donors that the Health Sciences Foundation can provide funding for critical equipment purchases, like the infusion pump that was announced today.”
“Tbaytel is very proud to support the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation and the Northern Cancer Fund and we are thrilled to help provide this much needed chemotherapy equipment,” said Tbaytel President and CEO Dan Topatigh. “We are committed to supporting the people and organizations helping to create strong, healthy and vibrant communities and our support of this grant is the perfect example of how that commitment is being made a reality.”
The Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation is proud to raise funds that 100% dedicated to providing exceptional cancer care for residents of Northwestern Ontario. More information about the impact of gifts can be found on the Health Sciences Foundation’s website at www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca.