Pictured at the front entrance of Brockville General Hospital (BGH) sharing the news that the Annual Appeal goal has been surpassed are (l-r): Julie Caffin, Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive and Marilies Rettig, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board Chair. – Submitted Photo
Brockville – The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) is pleased to announce it has surpassed its fundraising goal three days before the December 24th, 2021 end date.
The BDHF’s 2021 Annual Appeal goal was to raise $200,000 to purchase a new bronchoscope tower for Brockville General Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Program. Three days before the end of the Annual Appeal the BDHF announced that it surpassed the $200,000 goal and raised a total of $205,100.
A bronchoscope tower is used by a Respirologist to detect the cause of breathing difficulties and lung problems. It is a highly complex system that combines special lighting, recording and cameras to look inside a patient’s lungs and airways. Having access to this equipment at BGH means patients will no longer have to travel to Kingston or Ottawa to have this procedure.
Joan Simon, BDHF, Executive Director stated, “The community support for the appeal, and for Brockville General Hospital has been overwhelming. We are very fortunate to have a community hospital in our midst and the public clearly believes this as well.”