Angels of Care Campaign
The Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) Foundation has launched its 12th Annual Angels for Care Campaign to help advance care for thousands of patients treated at the hospital each year. More than 40,000 area residents are treated annually at CMH. This includes patients requiring emergency services, a surgical procedure, a stay in the In-Patient Unit, a diagnostic test, to have blood work done and much more. If it wasn’t for financial support from the community many of these life-saving services would not have been available for patients. Currently, the hospital has a list of important equipment the medical staff needs to continue to provide this great health care locally.
The CMH Foundation is hoping to raise $250,000 during the Angels of Care Campaign for the purchase of high priority equipment such as Vital Signs Monitors, Defibrillators, a Blood Culture System for the Laboratory and eight new hospital beds. The Foundation reminds the community the Provincial government does not provide funds for the purchase of new equipment. That responsibility is in the hands of the donor community.
In a letter to donors and former patients, Chief of Emergency Dr. Eshay Elia thanks donors for their past support and asks them to consider a gift to this year’s Angels of Care Campaign. Dr. Elia writes, “CMH is seeing an increased demand for care, along with more acute and complex conditions. The need for new and replacement equipment is greater than ever.” Dr. Elia adds, “There is no doubt in my mind the medical staff at CMH save lives every day, because of the donor-funded equipment we have at the hospital”.