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LETTER: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation needs you, and serves you

Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

I assume that this person was on their way to get bloodwork done, or an X-ray or heading to emergency? All these services are still available here in Castlegar at our local health centre.

Yes, we still believe that we need a full-fledged hospital, but if the health centre wasn’t here the many people that make use of the services daily would have to travel some 30 kms away for them. The issue doesn’t stop at simply the travel. Childcare may be required, transportation by others in the case of seniors who do not drive, or someone recovering from an accident or surgery or other, taking significantly more time away from work, winter roads, the list could go on and on!

We, the Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation members, are here and working, with the generosity of our donors, to assist with acquiring equipment that stays at the Castlegar & District Health Centre or Talarico Place that might not otherwise happen.

The Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation purchased the chair that you sit on when you get your bloodwork done, the medication cart that dispenses meds to your loved one at Talarico Place, the trauma room stretcher, or the wound care machine that had such wonderful results that a 2nd unit was requested and that we supplied.

None of this would be possible without the generosity of the donors who support the CDHF.

A big thank-you to our donors!

Currently we are raising funds to assist with the renovation of the medication room in the emergency department. We are over halfway there but need to meet our commitment or the work will not happen!

Help us to boomerang your donation back to you!

Kirk Duff

Vice-President

CDHF