Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion ready­ing for ma­jor cam­paign

The Southwest Booster - - FRONT PAGE - SCOTT AN­DER­SON SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

The Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion will be fly­ing their colours this com­ing week in recog­ni­tion of their ef­forts to im­prove health­care across the en­tire South­west.

Swift Cur­rent City Coun­cil pro­claimed the week of Oc­to­ber 28 to Novem­ber 3 pro­claimed as We Care for Health­care Week to salute the im­pact of the Health­care Foun­da­tion’s ef­forts over the years.

“The Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion has been work­ing to sup­port health­care in Swift Cur­rent and the South­west for the past 19 years, and we look for­ward to be­ing able to fly our colours for the week lead­ing into our largest and most im­por­tant fundraiser of the year,” ex­plained Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Clay Thomp­son.

Their cur­rent fund-rais­ing cam­paign is aim­ing to gather the funds to pur­chase a new mo­bile dig­i­tal x-ray sys­tem for the Cy­press Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Swift Cur­rent.

“This new tech­nol­ogy will al­low our care providers the op­por­tu­nity to ob­tain x-rays at bed­side, and lit­er­ally within sec­onds they can ac­cess the health­care sit­u­a­tion and rec­om­mend treat­ment.”

“Again, this new tech­nol­ogy can and will make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to our health­care.”

The 10th an­nual Phar­masave Ra­dio­thon for Health­care will be held on Novem­ber 1 and 2 and will be broad­cast on three lo­cal sta­tions. Phar­masave has served as the ti­tle spon­sor of the Ra­dio­thon for the past six years, and they will again be the ti­tle spon­sor for this year’s event.

“While our man­date reads that we will im­prove the qual­ity and avail­abil­ity of health­care in South­west Saskatchewan, and as men­tioned we have sup­ported the ru­ral fa­cil­i­ties to the tune of $4 mil­lion over 19 years, all the funds gath­ered through the Phar­masave Ra­dio­thon for Health­care - apart from 2015 when the funds went to The Mead­ows - all of the funds gath­ered have been di­rected to equip­ment that is ul­ti­mately in­stalled at Cy­press Re­gional Hos­pi­tal. And there is one very sim­ple rea­son why. We be­lieve hav­ing a strong Re­gional Hos­pi­tal is in fact pro­vid­ing qual­ity and avail­abil­ity of health­care to the South­west. Hav­ing a strong, well-equipped Re­gional Hos­pi­tal means that all the res­i­dents liv­ing in South­west Saskatchewan can re­ceive qual­ity care close to home. Maybe not right at home, but cer­tainly closer to home than hav­ing to travel to one of the ma­jor cities to re­ceive the care and at­ten­tion they re­quire,” he said.

SCOTT AN­DER­SON/SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

The week of Oc­to­ber 28 to Novem­ber 3 was pro­claimed as We Care For Health­care Week by the City of Swift Cur­rent. Mayor De­nis Per­rault was as­sisted in mak­ing the procla­ma­tion by Jim Dekowney, Ma­jor Gifts Of­fi­cer for the Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion, Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Clay Thomp­son, and Sean Finell, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Spe­cial Event Co­or­di­na­tor of the Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion.

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