SLMHC Foundation asking people, if they are able, to support local health care
Tim Brody - Editor
Thanks to the generosity of its donators, the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) Foundation has raised close to $5 million in just over 25 years to enhance health care for patients from Sioux Lookout and the north.
In an update released on July 17, SLMHC shared, “As with the vast majority of foundations, businesses and individuals locally, in northwestern Ontario and in Canada, the SLMHC Foundation is being affected by the pandemic in 2020. The Bearskin Airlines Charity Golf Tournament (June, annually) and the Bearskin Airlines Skip to Equip Charity Classic (November, annually) have been postponed and will be held again in 2021.
“The SLMHC Foundation is encouraging members of the public, if you have charitable funds available, to please consider donating locally. We want to ensure that we are able to continue providing funds to the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre to ensure the most current equipment is available to provide excellent quality care to our patients and residents.”
Foundation fundraising efforts have gone towards the construction of the new hospital ($2.5 million), the purchase of a new CT Scanner (more than $1.8 million), as well as more than $400,000 to ensure year round mammography services at the health centre.
“Other items are ultrasound machines, scopes and the C-arm for the operating room, bilirubin lights for newborns, patient beds, IV pumps, specialty chairs and other equipment for residents at the extended care facility; and many, many other pieces of equipment,” the Foundation shared.
People can visit slmhc.on.ca/foundation/ways-to-give/, to donate.