Love For Littles Holiday Project
Some love and joy were given to families spending time in the BRHC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) this holiday season.
Having a baby can be emotionally challenging on a regular day. Adding a baby in the NICU and the holidays can make things that much more difficult. This year Maternity Ward nurses and local business owners Adrienne McNish with Baby Bump and Ariane Lumgair with Wild Daisy joined together to launch the “Love For Littles Holiday Project".
Families in the NICU will receive a “Love for Littles Holiday Project” gift bag full of items such as newborn onesies and sleepers, hats, lotions, tree ornaments, books, gift cards, and more. People in the community have also participated in this project by donating items for the bags or by making monetary donations.
Adrienne and Ariane were overwhelmed by the response and said they have enough gifts bags to give all year round.
BRHC would like to thank Adrienne and Ariane for coming up with the idea and everyone who participated to help make the season brighter!
Pictured L-R: Ariane Lumgair, Maternity Ward nurse & her daughter Alice; Adrienne McNish, Maternity Ward Nurse; Ashley Rees and Brittany Murkin, NICU Nurses
Large Estate Donation for Dauphin Hospital Foundation
The Dauphin Hospital Foundation wishes to formally recognize a bequest from the estate of Anne Stewart. Mrs. Stewart passed away on January 23, 2021 and left the Foundation $100,000. This was on top of a $15,000 donation Anne personally made to the Foundation in 2020 in memory of her husband Peter.
Dauphin Hospital Foundation Chairman Greg Thompson indicated the Board remains truly touched by this act of generosity.
“Anne passed away at the age of 94, but she always had the best interests of her community at heart. She recognized the important role the Dauphin Regional Health Centre has in providing care to community residents and left a lasting legacy to further enhance the types of services that are provided at our hospital,” Thompson stated.
Thompson says one of the areas the funds will go towards is the completion of the DRHC Palliative Care project. A big part of the project is purchasing the remaining two special care beds for the Palliative Care Unit.
“Anne was an avid baseball fan and always watched games on TV. We would like to think she has helped hit a home run for patients and residents of our health centre with this extremely generous act.”
The Spirit of Giving
Members of the Brandon Lions Club stopped by the Brandon Regional Health Centre to drop off over 50 gift bags. The project was started by Anita Hart, the District Governor of 5M13 and members of various Lions Clubs. The gift bags include a blanket hand madeby various club members, a stuffed lion and a book. These heart warming gifts will be given to the children on the BRHC Pediatric Ward and some will be given to the PMH Healthy Baby and Families First programs.
Thank you, to the Brandon and many rural Lion’s Clubs throughout the 5M13 District, for your generosity.
Picture: left to right: Barb Hurd, President Brandon Lions Club; Tammy Turner, Manager Maternal Child;
Garry Lowden, Treasurer Brandon Lions Club: Larry Mennie, Brandon Lions Club.
Minnedosa Health Auxiliary Makes Donation
The Minnedosa Hospital was the recipient of a generous donation from the Minnedosa Health Auxiliary in the amount of $3,719.03 in order to purchase a Hillrom/Welch Allyn Vital Signs Patient Monitor. CTM, Amber Menzies: “Nursing requires quick up-to-date vitals for their patients and this machine can give readings that staff can trust, to further their nursing judgment. The Auxiliary graciously donated the funds and we couldn't be more thankful."
Pictured L-R: Amber Menzies, Care Team Manager, Judy McFadden, Florence Oliver & Marie Burgess members of the Minnedosa Health Auxiliary
During the month of November the Swan Valley Stampeders Junior A Hockey team recognized Movember and the importance of men’s health. In addition to growing moustaches, the team shared messages about physical and mental health and sold Movember T-shirts before each home game. In total, the team raised $250 from the sales which was donated to the Swan Valley Health Facilities for use in the local Community Cancer Program (CCP).
Pictured L-R: Stampeders Assistant Captain Quinn Mulder and Captain Carter Cockburn present the funds to CCP Registered Nurse Kristie Poole, Ambulatory Care Clinical Resource Nurse Morgan Eryou and Acute Care Inpatient Services/Extended Treatment Unit Clinical Resource Nurse Brandon Stock.
~Courtesy of Star and Times: Danielle Gordon-Broome~