Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation received a donation of $10,000 from North Battleford Lions Club Inc. on Feb. 11. These funds will be directed to BUH Foundation’s “Ready. Set. Baby!” capital campaign to raise over $160,000 to purchase new birthing beds and fetal monitors for Women’s Health & Birthing Centre (WHBC) at BUH.
There are approximately 500 babies born at BUH each year and North Battleford Lions Club’s donation will support the purchase of four new, specialized birthing beds. These would replace the current beds that are reaching end of life. Funds will also help to purchase three new monitors, one with cable-less technology, that can separately track mother’s and baby’s heart rates for enhanced diagnostics. The monitors would be replacement units for those that require updating due to new technology, as well as introduce the cable-less technology that provides more freedom of movement to mothers during labour. All equipment is designed to allow medical staff to focus on the patient, not the equipment, so the best care possible can be provided.
North Battleford Lions Club has contributed almost $100,000 to enrich healthcare at BUH since 1994. They have supported the recent capital campaigns for a new mammography unit, new cardiac monitoring equipment, new equipment for ears nose and throat surgery and the new CT scanner. Funds have also supported equipment in the laboratory, operating rooms and the Palliative Care Comfort Rooms.
The funds donated to BUH Foundation from North Battleford Lions Club were raised through the annual North Battleford Lions Club Guns & Collectibles Show. This show happens every year in September at the Agriplex-Fairgrounds and brings in approximately 75 vendors and 200 tables, with vendors coming from as far as British Columbia and Manitoba.
If you would like further information on how you can support BUH Foundation and enrich patient care in your community please visit www.buhfoundation.com or call 306-446-6652.