Service group donations enhance patient comfort!
Thanks to the Springdale Lions Club, Bell Aliant Pioneers Cooper Belt Club and the Notre Dame Masonic Lodge No. 6, for each donating $400 for the purchase of three televisions and wall mounts for patient rooms at the Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale. Donations like these help us a great deal in providing a comfortable & nurturing environment for patients. The South and Central Health Foundation and staff at the Green Bay Health Centre greatly appreciates the support of these community groups for caring about the health and well-being of patients and their families.
Our charity thanks the Kiwanis Club of Grand Falls-Windsor for its continuing efforts to enhance the lives of children around the world, as well as those close to home!
Dan Osbourne, a Regional Health Educator with the Professional Development & Continuing Education Services Department at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, attended a Kiwanis lunch meeting in 2016 to do just that.
Dan is currently an instructor and the course lead for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course. This course deals with pediatric and neonatal emergencies which can range from respiratory and shock management to cardio pulmonary arrest.
Thanks to a recent investment of $3,462 from the Kiwanis Club our charity was able to provide training tools that will help ensure staff are trained and ready to provide emergency pediatric resuscitation should the need arise. Those items purchased included a Neonatal Intubation Trainer, a Pediatric Intubation Trainer and an Infant Airway Management Trainer.
These three training aids work hand-in-hand with the two computerized, youth-mannequins that our foundation purchased to train physicians and nurses in the provision of pediatric emergency care. They will permit extremely realistic mock codes to be coordinated. The practice sessions ensure that our medical professionals have the confidence and skills to assist in real emergency situations when seconds matter.
Donors Invest in a Healthier Environment
The generosity of donors in Central Newfoundland has made the purchase of another piece of equipment possible for the benefit of patients, and long term care residents served throughout Green Bay.
A multitude of donations were received by the South and Central Health Foundation to support the purchase of a new Wheelchair Washer for patients at the Green Bay Community Health Centre and long term care residents at Valley Vista Senior Citizens Home.
This brand new equipment arrived recently at a cost of over $13,000. This is the first time a Health Centre in Central Newfoundland has had the benefit of this efficient and highly effective sanitizing equipment. Many organizations partnered to bring this valuable support item to the people of Green Bay including the Green Bay Health Centre Auxiliary, the Lioness Club of Springdale, the Springdale Community Development Corporation and J. Brett Holdings Ltd.
It is the latest development in infectious disease control for wheelchairs, walkers, shower stools and other small, personal care items. With the push of a button, seating and mobility items placed within the specialized washer are sanitized in just 5 minutes. This is twenty times faster than the process can be done by hand! Melinda Noel, Central Health Director of Health Services - Green Bay, has commented that the new equipment is part of Central Health's ongoing commitment to high quality patient and resident care at their health facilities.