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HDS gets its biggest donation ever

Posted Jun 15th, 2016 in News

HDS gets its biggest donation ever Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre will be able to continue to purchase much needed patient-care equipment and upgrade treatment areas thanks to the largest donation in history to the hospital of $816,694.28 from the healthcare facility’s Foundation.

At a reception for the Foundation’s donors on June 14th, Executive Director of the Foundation, Mary Jane Johnson and Hospital Auxiliary President, Jacquelyn Johnston, presented the hospital with cheques totally almost $870,000. “We are very privileged to have the support of such a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers“ says Dr. Ron McTavish, Board Chair of Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. 

Some of the items that Hotel Dieu Shaver has been able to purchase thanks to the support of the Foundation and their donors include; a fully upgraded Nurse Call System, patient beds, ceiling lifts for patient rooms, shower trollies and weight scales. In addition, patient rehabilitation rooms have been refurbished and given new life to accommodate the increasing demand for outpatient Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s therapy.

“The Foundation’s innovative fundraising endeavors and generous donors continuously ensure the hospital has the tools we need to provide the best care possible,” continues McTavish. “It is truly remarkable what is accomplished with such a small Foundation staff.  With the hospital’s incredibly reputation, outstanding staff and compassionate donors, we have a winning team!”

The mission of the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation is to raise funds and respect donor's gifts to enhance health care at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre.  Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre provides comfort, care and hope to thousands of Niagara residents through rehabilitation, complex care and geriatric programs.