“We are always nearby, always ready”
Gilles Pouliot, Chair of the Memphremagog Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors, was proud on Monday to launch the second edition of the MRC Campaign, which aims at supporting the care provided in the
community offered throughout the MRC Memphrémagog’s territory.
Pierre Riverin, former mayor of Stukely and past MRC prefect, is still the Chair of the Organizing Committee. The committee members count on soliciting the general public in the MRC, whether permanent or seasonal residents.
The campaign will run from August 15, 2011 to October 10, 2011. The targeted objective is $2 per person for a grand total of $100,000. The funds raised will be used to make improvements to the Stanstead service point and to consolidate our homecare equipment required to provide adequate care to people with respiratory diseases. It should be remembered that fifty professionals make from 35,000 to 40,000 house calls a year. As an example, Mr. Marcel Mathieu, head of community services at the Memphremagog Hospital and CLSC, said that the 400 births that we had last year meant 1,000 visits by his personnel.
Whether for people with mental-health disorders, disabilities, needing palliative care, or with any other kind of health, hygiene, or life issue, the CSSSM delivers services and quality care locally, in the home, at its points of service in Stanstead and Mansonville, and in schools.
Most of the money to be raised this year is earmarked for the local CLSC service point in Stanstead. Needed accommodations will be done, carpeting removed, a nursing station, an emergency stretcher and so on.
This newspaper encourages the entire population to contribute to this campaign. Please contact the Foundation’s Coordinator, Nathalie Lauzon, at 819843-2292, extension 2618
Pierre Riverin, the Chair of the Organizing Committee.
Pierre Riverin addressing the mayors and volunteers present, with Gilles Pouliot and Marcel Mathieu listening.