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.”
Province gives to Fund Raising Campaign
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.
Health Foundations working For a Common Goal
Dave McKenna, chairperson of Western Hospital Foundation, accepts a $2000 contribution for the Western Hospital Ultasound Fund from the O'Leary Community Health Foundation. OCHF chairwoman Eva Rodgerson presented the cheque.
Doctor Herb Dickenson Retires
The O'Leary Community Health Foundation Inc. and the Town of O'Leary meet to plan appreciation day for Dr. Herb Dickenson. From the left, Eva Rodgerson-Chairperson of O'Leary Community Health Foundation Inc., Doctor Herb Dickenson, Mayor Eric Gavin and Eileen Brown-Vice Chairperson of O'Leary Community Health Foundation Inc.
Legions Support West Prince Hospitals
Stephen Gallant, president of P.E.I. Provincial Command, Royal Canadian Legion, presents cheques for $1,000 each for the Western Hospital in Alberton and Community Hospital in O'Leary. Accepting the contributions, which come from the Legion's P.E.I. Veterans Memorial Charity Fund, are David McKenna, chairperson of the Western Hospital Foundation, left, and Eva Rodgerson, chairwoman of the O'Leary Community Health Foundation.
CHO To Offer Telestroke Service
Community Hospitals West administrator, Paul Young, left, explains how the new Telestroke program works to Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson and O'Leary Community Health Foundation chairwoman Eva Rodgerson. A camera and a flat screen TV provide a secure video connection between provincial stroke team in Charlottetown and a stroke survivor at O'Leary Community Hospital. Announcement made during O'Leary Community Hospital's 60th anniversary celebrations .
Light for the Future Carol Sing
The Youth from the O'Leary Church of the Nazarene led by Pastor Dennis Hubert join members of the foundation to sing Christmas Carols to the in-patients at Community Hospital and Margaret Stewart Ellis Home following the Lighting of the Memory Tree. Minister of Health The Minister of Health the Hon. Robert Henderson joined in.