Some new equipment is coming to Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, thanks to the medical centre’s Auxiliary.
The SMH Auxiliary recently presented the Hospital’s Foundation with a cheque for $28,120, money that will go towards new wall-mounted diagnostic units for the emergency department. The devices will be used on all patients that come in experiencing chest pain. Stevenson currently owns two dated units, and increasing that count means less time waiting for one to become available.
“I am thrilled with the success of our fundraising efforts to be able to support the Hospital in this way,” says Gary Munro, President of the SMH Auxiliary. “We continue to focus on the priority equipment needs each year in support of patient care.”
The funds will also go towards two vital signs monitors for the ambulatory clinic, while a uroflowmeter will also be purchased. The device links via bluetooth to a computer, providing real-time information when patients provide urine samples.
The Auxiliary’s Tag Day in May, Fall Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale, Raffle and operation of the Coffee Corner at SMH raised the $28,120 presented to the SMH Foundation. The SMH Auxiliary has continued to raise funds for the hospital since their inception in April, 1928. In total, the Auxiliary has contributed more than $1 million to support the purchase of critical equipment for SMH.