Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation readying for major campaign
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.
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.