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Donation buys ears, nose and throat scope for County hospital

In the Emergency Department at PECMH with the new rhinolaryngoscope are Diane Kennedy, first vice president of Branch 78, Tom McCaw, second vice president of Branch 78, Briar Boyce, communications co-ordinator with the PECMH Foundation and Jenny Stever, Registered Nurse at PECMH.

In the Emergency Department at PECMH with the new rhinolaryngoscope are Diane Kennedy, first vice president of Branch 78, Tom McCaw, second vice president of Branch 78, Briar Boyce, communications co-ordinator with the PECMH Foundation and Jenny Stever, Registered Nurse at PECMH.

Your ears, nose and throat will be well looked after at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital thanks to a $7,000 donation from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 and the Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation. The Hospital Foundation sought the grant from provincial command last fall to offset the cost of a replacement rhinolaryngoscope for use in the emergency department ear, nose and throat clinic. This piece of equipment was one of the items included as part of last year’s LIFE SAVER Campaign for medical equipment and cost $9,119.

Representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 in Picton, Tom McCaw, second-vice and Diane Kennedy, first-vice, were on hand to make the presentation.

The rhinolaryngoscope is a scope fitted with mirrors and a lighting system used for examination of the nose and larynx. The previous scope, which was no longer in service, had been approved for replacement.

“The foundation is very thankful for the generosity shown by the Royal Canadian Legion. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference in the care that you and your family value and deserve,” said Briar Boyce, communications co-ordinator for the foundation. “It’s vital for our community to continue to ensure our County hospital is equipped with the latest technology. The government does not pay for medical equipment. It has always been the responsibility of the community to fund medical equipment needs. We hope the community will see this as another sign that we are all committed to building a vibrant future for Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and give generously.”

Legion-Fort-McMurrayFollowing the presentation, McCaw and Kennedy also showed the $6,000 raised for the Fort McMurray Fire Relief Effort.

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