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The Emergency Room Upgrade Community Fund Raiser has Reached its Goal.

At their meeting yesterday the Rotary Club of Flin Flon presented a cheque for 50 thousand dollars to Northern Health Region CEO Helga Bryant.  This brings the Club’s contribution of the new General Hospital Emergency Room to 150 thousand dollars from the two air shows they sponsored.  Bryant stated the Rotary Club has been so supportive of the project right from the beginning and this 50 thousand dollars goes a huge way towards maintaining and gaining the rest of the community contribution and the energy that they have built up in the community and the project has really prompted other donors as well.

             

Bryant adds with community support they have reached the community contribution of just over two million dollars. She noted a decision will be made soon on when they can take over the department with two months required for hiring, staff orientation and moving equipment.  In later discussion she reported they are now providing urology services, are communicating with an ophthalmologist and are awaiting the results of a province wide clinical study expected in the spring to see if an opportunity can open up to safely return to obstetrics.

 

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