PMH Donations October 2019

October 2019

Cuddle Cot Donated To DRHC

The Dauphin Regional Health Centre (DRHC) recently received a generous contribution that will assist the hospital’s maternity unit. The Compassionate Friends of South Western Manitoba donated just over $4,000 to the Dauphin Hospital Foundation that went towards the purchase of a Cuddle Cot.

The Cuddle Cot is a cooling device that is placed in a baby bassinet. It will enable parents who have suffered the loss of a baby, to have more time to grieve and say goodbye to their loved one

The Compassionate Friends of South Western Manitoba (TCFSWMB) Chairperson, Jim Vickers, says the organization is pleased to be a part of this special initiative.

“We are part of a provincial and international volunteer, peer support organization that offers friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all families who are grieving the death of a child— at any age. We are not counsellors or therapists, just people who have journeyed (to various degrees) the same road as someone else might have travelled. In this instance, we are hoping to help a little in the grief process and fostering the physical and emotional health of bereaved parents and families,” Vickers stated.

DRHC Care Team Manager Petra Huschenbett added, “We sincerely thank the group for their compassion and heartfelt consideration in donating to this very important cause.”

The TCFSWMB board consists of Kim Turner-Davidson, Jody Turner, Henry Hildebrandt, Sarah Hildebrandt and Jim Vickers. The chapter’s sharing meeting occurs at Central United Church 327 8th St in Brandon the 3rd Monday of the month. You can reach them by calling 204-720-0785.

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DRHC staff show the Cuddle Cot equipment within the hospital’s maternity unit.
From left are Petra Huschenbett, Care Team Manager, Sheri Zurba, Clinical Resource Nurse and unit staff Dallas Toews and Kim Wellborn.


Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Cheque Presentation

Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund of Brandon Branch #003 presented a cheque to the Brandon Regional Health Centre for $6,753 on Friday, October 11, 2019. The money will be used to purchase the following pieces of equipment for the Brandon Regional Health Centre.

$2,210 – Specialized wheelchair for Therapy Services
$3,868 – Two patient treatment chairs for Surgical Suite
$675 – Kneeling scooter/walker for Inpatient Surgical Floor

Prairie Mountain Health is grateful for the donations over the years from the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.  These monies have been used to purchase needed equipment throughout all areas of the Brandon Regional Health Centre.

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Barb Roberds, Brandon #3 Poppy Committee member presents cheque to Scott Kirk, Director, Acute Care BRHC.