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2 May 2019

The Fishermen of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU) of the wharfs of the Chaleur region donate $63,000 to the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation

PRESS RELEASE
April 30, 2019

Bathurst – The fishermen of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU) of the wharfs of the Chaleur region made an important donation of $63,000 towards improved care and services in the sectors of the fight against cancer, the Mother-Child program, the fitness trail, Ambulatory Care as well Nuclear Medicine.  This donation will allow for the purchase of equipment for these sectors to offer the best care and services at the Chaleur Regional Hospital.

The Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation is very pleased to announce this new partner.  This commitment will make a real difference in the care offered to our population.  An amount of $15,000 will be given to the Roses Radiothon towards its fight against cancer to purchase equipment in the diagnostics, cancer treatment and follow up for the people of the region.  The Mother-Child program will receive $10,000 to purchase a device that will offer more comfort during treatment of newborns that have jaundice.  An amount of $15,000 will be invested in a new project, the Fitness trail, that aims to counter obesity in children and support those that are affected by mental health illnesses.  The Ambulatory Care sector will receive an amount of $3,000 for the purchase of a saturometer as well as a television that will be installed in the waiting room for patients that must remain for the day.  The Nuclear Medicine sector will receive $20,000 towards the purchase of a mobile cardiac monitor for their new nuclear medicine room.

“We are very grateful to the fishermen of the Chaleur region’s MFU for this very important contribution.  This commitment on their part shows very well the importance they feel towards the improvement of healthcare services in the region.  It is very motivating to see that their great generosity will make a difference in the lives of many people of the region.  Thank you for supporting our foundation and our healthcare professionals so that the people from here receive better care and services”, states Mr. Jean-Guy Robichaud, President of the Chaleur Regional Foundation.

The MFU is an organization that represents more than 1,300 independent inshore fishermen in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  Their vision is to present the interests of the inshore fishermen, and to make their community more alive and prosperous.  The fishermen of the wharfs of the region – the Bay of Chaleur local 10, has 68 fishermen from the Pointe Verte, Petit-Rocher, Stonehaven and Miller Brook (Salmon Beach) wharfs.

« The fishermen members of our group are very happy to participate in the campaign to improve the health of the population of our community.  It is important for us to re-give to causes that make a difference for several families, which we are able to do”, explains Mr. Yvon Arseneau, President of the 23A Community, that is the MFU’s Upper Bay of Chaleur.

Regarding the Chaleur Regional Foundation

Since 1990, the Foundation, which is a solid partner of the Chaleur Regional Hospital, has invested more than 12 million dollars in projects that have had repercussions on the quality of care to the patients as well as a commitment of 5 million dollars towards the major campaign for the planning and acquisition of the major construction project of the Chaleur Regional Hospital.

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For more information, please contact:

Mona Doucet

Director of Development

506-544-2370, [email protected]

 

In the photo :

From left to right:

Mr. Jean-Guy Robichaud, Chairman of the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation, Mr. Yvon Arseneau, President for the Community of Interest for the region of Pokeshaw to Dalhousie and Vice-president of local 10, MFU ; Mr. Leger Arseneau, President of the Port Authority of Pointe-Verte and wharf representative of Pointe-Verte, Mr. Kenny Lewis, Vice-President of the Community of Interest and Petit-Rocher wharf representative, Mr. Mark Silver, Secretary-Treasurer for the Community of Interest and Miller Brook wharf representative, Keith Daley, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 10 and wharf representative of Stonehaven and Mr. Yves Blanchard, President of Local 10.