Do­na­tions up­grade pa­tient lounge at BPHCC

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

A pa­tient lounge at the Burin Penin­sula Health Care Cen­tre has a new look thanks to two donor groups.

One do­na­tion was from ‘Kin and friends’, and the other was a memo­rial gift made in hon­our of Reg LeGrow.

Marys­town Kins­men Den­nis Kelly, a spokesper­son for Kins­men, K40, Kinettes and part­ners, ex­plained how the project came about.

“Dur­ing the ded­i­ca­tion of the kid­ney dial­y­sis unit, a com­mit­ment to re-fur­nish the pa­tient lounge area was made by Marys­town Kins­men and Dial­y­sis Com­mit­tee mem­bers.

“ Dial­y­sis and chemo­ther­apy pa­tients are of­ten es­corted for treat­ment by fam­ily and all pa­tients/vis­i­tors de­serve to have a comfortabl­e place to meet. The Kin fam­ily and its part­ners are pleased to se­cure the fund­ing to pur­chase the beau­ti­ful lounge fur­ni­ture and decor for the room ren­o­va­tion.”

The room was fur­nished with a new flat screen tele­vi­sion, thanks to fam­ily and friends of Mr. LeGrow, who passed away last De­cem­ber. His wife Effie, son Tom and his wife, Heather, rep­re­sented the fam­ily at the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Tom ac­knowl­edged “Mom and our en­tire fam­ily are very pleased to di­rect memo­rial gifts that were made in dad’s name to this room ren­o­va­tion project.

“Mak­ing this health care gift is very fit­ting as Dad had a great deal of re­spect and sup­port for our lo­cal health care providers and cen­tre. Later this sum­mer, all fam­ily mem­bers will com­plete the project by plac­ing a print in the room in his hon­our.”

Beth Mayo, East­ern Health’s Di­rec­tor of In­te­grated Ser­vices for the Burin Penin­sula, thanked all in­volved for their gen­er­ous gifts.

“This room of­fers pa­tients, fam­i­lies and friends a warm and invit­ing place to meet. East­ern Health thanks the Kin Fam­ily, Dial­y­sis Group and their many part­ners and the LeGrow fam­ily for choos­ing to sup­port this room ren­o­va­tion, as we rec­og­nize the con­tin­ued con­tri­bu­tion and im­pact such gifts have.”

Burin Penin­sula Health Care Foun­da­tion chair­per­son Cyril Dodge said the or­ga­ni­za­tion would en­sure the room would soon fea­ture a dig­i­tal photo al­bum, dis­play­ing pho­tos of the gen­er­ous groups and in­di­vid­u­als in­volved in the project.

PAULHERRID­GEPHOTOS

Friends and fam­ily of Reg LeGrow, who passed away last De­cem­ber, do­nated a flat screen tele­vi­sion in his hon­our to a project to ren­o­vate a pa­tient lounge at the Burin Penin­sula Health Care Cen­tre. Pic­tured with Burin Penin­sula Health Care Foun­da­tion...

Marys­town Kin and friends made a com­mit­ment to re-fur­nish a pa­tient lounge at the Burin Penin­sula Health Care Cen­tre dur­ing the ded­i­ca­tion of the kid­ney dial­y­sis unit. Pic­tured (seated) are Dial­y­sis Com­mit­tee co-chair Shirley Coady, left, and Beth...

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