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October 2018

Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Donors Provide Warmth for Brockville General Hospital’s Day Surgery Patients

Blanket Warmer

Pictured: From left to right are Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Director, Mary Lynn O'Shaughnessy, donors Ernie and Jennifer Harper holding a warm blanket, Brockville General Hospital Registered Practical Nurses, Donna Burley and Jenn Gregus.

Ernie Harper, and his wife Jennifer, generously donated $5,200 to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation to purchase a Blanket Warmer for BGH’s Day Surgery.

Ernie and Jennifer receive the foundation’s Caring Times Newsletter and saw the need for the blanker warmer in the newsletter’s Needs List. At Brockville General Hospital (BGH), there is always a requirement for new equipment with some items costing hundreds of thousands of dollars while others are less than $5,000.00. That’s where the Caring Times “Needs List” comes in. BGH Directors provide the foundation with the low cost equipment items to feature in the newsletter. BHDF Executive Director, Joan Simon is quick to note that within a day or two of the newsletter being mailed out the foundation begins receiving calls from donors wishing to purchase a needed item.

For donors like Ernie and Jennifer, "It's a small gesture but it means so much to us and I am very happy that we were able to do this," stated Jennifer.

As for the nurses in Day Surgery, they are delighted to be able to offer this benefit. "It's wonderful for the patients, as it relaxes them," said Registered Practical Nurse Donna Burley. "Once we have admitted them, it gives them warmth, comfort and brings down their anxiety, providing a feeling that everything will be okay. It’s like a comfortable, warm hug!"

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O’Farrell Financial Services Donates to Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Program

On Friday, October 26, O’Farrell Financial Services Inc., gave a donation of $306.50 to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Program.

From left to right, receiving the cheque was Foundation Board Member Ainslie Coleman; BGH Manager 3rd Floor Mental Health Kieron Rees; from O’Farrell Financial Services Inc. Personnel Advisor Associate Connie Heffernan; Advisor Association Peggy Mathieson, and Financial Security Advisor Amanda Ladd.

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Bayshore Home Care Solutions (Brockville) Hosted Fundraising Events in Support of Brockville General Hospital's Palliative Care Program

Bayshore Home Care Solutions (Brockville) Hosted Fundraising Events in Support of Brockville General Hospital's Palliative Care Program


On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Brockville Branch of Bayshore Home Care Solutions presented a cheque in the amount of $4,114.50 to Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Member Dennis Hudson; in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Palliative Care Program. 

The local Bayshore branch raised $2,743 through patient donations, bake sales and raffles. Bayshore Home Care Solutions added a further contribution to bring the total amount raised to $4,114.50.

Seated from left to right are Bayshore Manager Clinical Practice – Nursing Cassandra Ducharme, Dennis Hudson, and Bayshore Regional Director of Clinical Practice Camille Butcher holding the cheque.  Standing from left to right are member of Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Program team of Michelle McCabe; Jocelin Hughes; Brenda Haggett; Cheryl Rennick; Pam Foster and Elizabeth Rogers.

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Gananoque Lions Club Provides a Second Installation of $5,000 for Ophthalmology Surgical equipment at Brockville General Hospital

On Thursday evening, September 20th, during the Gananoque Lions Club meeting a $5,000 cheque was presented to Heather Halladay, Chair of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF). This $5,000 is the final installation of a $10,000 commitment made by the Club to be used for ophthalmology at Brockville General Hospital. Ophthalmology is the practice of medical and surgical care of the eyes or issues related to vision.

From left to right are Gananoque Lions Club member Paul Tierney, BDH Foundation Chair Heather Halladay, and Gananoque Lions Club President Paul Robertson.

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