New beds added to Clarenville chemo unit through Newfoundland Power program
The chemotherapy unit at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital has two new beds thanks to the fundraising efforts of Newfoundland Power employees and retirees in the Clarenville area.
The Power of Life Project, a partnership between the company and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, raises funds for cancer treatment equipment and support programs while promoting early detection and cancer screening.
More than $19,000 was raised to purchase the new equipment at the Clarenville hospital.
“The Power of Life Project provides patients and their families with equipment and supports that help them feel more comfortable through their cancer journey,” said Paige London, Newfoundland Power’s chief financial officer and vicepresident of finance.
“We are so pleased to donate this equipment that will improve the comfort and safety of patients. Cancer affects us all in some way or another, but by working together, we can make a difference.”
Lynette Hillier, executive director with the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, said items like the new beds make the hospital experience a little more comfortable for cancer patients.
“We thank Newfoundland Power and the dedication of their employees for their continued commitment to enhancing the lives of those living with cancer in our province.”