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Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Staff, Stanstead

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

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Pierre Riverin, the Chair of the Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Pierre Riverin ad­dress­ing the may­ors and vol­un­teers present, with Gilles Pouliot and Mar­cel Mathieu lis­ten­ing.

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