O’Leary Community Health Foundation
Annual Memorial Tree Lighting
Remembering your loved ones…
Christmas is that time of year for spending more time with our families, and we think often of our loved ones who have passed on. This Christmas, you can remember your loved ones, when you hang your tag on the Memorial Tree in the Community Hospital Lobby. Your gift in memory of your loved ones will be used to assist in the purchase of new Diagnostic Imaging Equipment for the Community Hospital to benefit the people of West Prince.
We thank you for your generosity during this time and invite you to join us for our tree lighting ceremony Wednesday December 18th at 7:00pm in front of Community Hospital O’Leary.
Tags can be purchased for $5 from any of the committee members, in the lobby at Community Hospital, or by calling the campaign office 859-8773.
Province donates to Community Hospital O’Leary Equipment Fund
“The Province of Prince Edward Island has donated $165,000 to the Community Hospital O’Leary equipment fund”, says Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie. “Community Hospital O’Leary plays an integral role in our health-care system providing extended care support to Islanders who still need hospital care after surgery or illness, as well as palliative care,” said Minister Currie. “This commitment to the foundation’s equipment fund is part of our province’s ongoing efforts to ensure the highest quality health-care services for O’Leary residents.”
The provincial government has invested approximately $3 million in the new 14,700 square foot O’Leary health centre since 2010 which includes; 16 exam rooms, an ambulatory care room, as well as offices and meeting rooms for physicians, nurses and staff. Primary care services include walk-in, ambulatory care, diabetes programs and community mental health programs.
Additional projects include a fifteen-bed extension which opened in the Margaret Stewart Ellis Wing of the hospital in 2013.
“I would like to thank our health-care professionals and all the staff and volunteers at Community Hospital O’Leary for their continued efforts on behalf of our Island-wide, health-care system,” said Minister Currie. “I would also like to thank the Community Hospital Foundation and the people of O’Leary for their fundraising efforts and their continued support to the hospital and the many health-care options available in the area.”
Media Contact: April Winchester
The O’Leary Community Health Foundation now has their Wishing Well set up in the O’Leary Health Clinic waiting room area. For a cash donation, people are able to receive a copy of our book “Life of a Rural Hospital” . Proceeds to go towards the CARE Campaign for the purchase of a new X-Ray machine.
The Province of Prince Edward Island announced it’s contribution toward the Community CARES campaign. A cheque was presented to the O’Leary Community Health Foundation in the amount of $165,000. On hand to present the cheque was Minister of Health, Doug Currie as well as Minister of Tourism and Local District Leader, Robert Henderson. Receiving the cheque were Eva Rodgerson, OCH Foundation Chair; David Ferguson and Carol Ferguson, Chairs of the Community CARES Campaign Committee.