The Northern Lights Health Foundation’s Gratitude Campaign is getting closer to funding its projects.
On Tuesday, they received a $50,000 donation from the Caribou Energy Park with the money most likely going towards their most expensive project, the creation of Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites.
“While doing business in the area, providing people and services, we need to remember the many people that come from all over Canada to live and earn, and all the people in the surrounding areas that make Wood Buffalo their home,” said Donald Oborowsky, President, Director, Managing Partner of Caribou Energy Park, in a release. “Fort McMurray is viewed as the center and requires donor and company funding to provide services with the same level of care offered in other parts of the province.”
The MIS project will cost around $7.6 million with $4 million still needed.
The money would be used on upgrades for equipment and technology in four of the current operating rooms. It will improve patient experiences by reducing surgery times, spending less time under anesthesia.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Foundation will receive a non-Gratitude Campaign donation.
The Al Shamal Shriners are donating $10,000 towards the Maternal and Child department. The funds will be used to help with the creation of a special care nursery and purchasing new technology and equipment to help train nurses.