The Northern Health Region has announced the formation of a Northern Health Foundation. CEO Helga Bryant says it will be a fundraising Foundation for the whole region particularly as it relates to capital projects. She says they have one major project already announced and several in the queue and Regional Health Authorities cannot fund raise on their own so they need an organization such as a foundation to do that.
The idea of a Foundation had been floated when it was learned there was a 2.2 million dollar community commitment towards the planned upgrade of the emergency room at Flin Flon General Hospital.
Bryant says they will start with a small group that will establish the bylaws and then open it up for people from across the region to sit on the Board of Directors.