2019 Annual "Wave of Wellness" Campaign Launched

The Fondation de l'Hôpital de Lamèque launched its 17th annual campaign under the "Wave of Wellness" theme this morning.

In a press release, the foundation says their financial target this year is $51,000, with money raised used to improve the medical sector, the Appointment and Walk-In Clinic and the Miscou Health Centre.

Further, money raised will also go to help employees with their continuing education, do stroke prevention and awareness raising, and support spiritual care and the regional hospital's major campaign.

At a press conference this morning, the foundation announced a major donation of $61,325 from La Fondation communautaire des Pionniers et Pionnières.

These funds will go towards purchasing 10 easy-to-use beds with safety functionalities, including a patient weighing system and patient exit detection system, as well as optimizing infection control.

According to this afternoon's press release, the following partners announced their participation:
o Christian Larocque Services Ltée
o Club Richelieu de Shippagan
o The Northern Star - UNI Coopération financière
o L'Association coopérative des pêcheurs de l'Île
o L'Indépendant de Shippagan/Rousseau Entreprise
o Valentine's Brunch of former employees of the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre
o Show presented during Cooperation Week by the Coop de Lamèque, UNI, l'Association coopérative des pêcheurs de l'Île and the Coopérative d'énergie renouvelable de Lamèque
o Pêcheries Belle Île Fisheries
o Shoppers Drug Mart in Caraquet
o Village de Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël
o Ville de Lamèque
o Ville de Shippagan

The mission of the Fondation de l'Hôpital de Lamèque Inc. is to raise funds in support of the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre's service improvement priorities and help it meet our community's changing needs.