BATHURST – The Roses Radiothon, an event organized on April 26 by the hospital foundations of Acadie Bathurst was a big success. The $150,000 goal was easily reached with a total of $229,053.
It’s also important to note that from this total $110,513 will be donated to the Chaleur Regional Hospital for the fight against cancer and that $118,540 have been raised for the campaigns of the Acadian Peninsula. This money will be used to meet certain needs in their respective institutions.
« A quick diagnosis is important when talking about cancer. A good follow-up is just as important. That’s why we want to continue to support our healthcare professionals who work closely with patients to provide accurate and timely diagnosis and to provide follow-up service following side effects caused by the treatments. » said Mrs. Mona Losier, President of the Roses Radiothon in the Chaleur region.
This year, part of the money collected will go toward improving four areas, namely Audiology, Speech Pathology, Surgical Suite and gastroenterology. The other part will go toward the annual campaigns on the Acadian Peninsula.
The funds raised as part of the Roses Radiothon will be used to purchase three different pieces of equipment for the Audiology Department to help prevent and diagnose these side effects in patients receiving chemotherapy.
For the Speech Pathology, they will receive three different models of electrolarynx. These devices help people who have undergone laryngectomy and who no longer have vocal cords to regain the use of speech.
At the Surgical Suite, the addition of a Myosure will allow to remove uterine polyps and any other tissue of the uterus by hysteroscopic way. The advanced technology of this equipment will make it possible to treat more complex cases and also to reduce the operating time thanks to its more advanced technology.
The gastroenterology sector will be able to acquire a second cutting-edge piece of equipment, which is used to remove intestinal polyps in the colon and rectum.
« I would like to take the time to thank the volunteers and also the donors who took the time to do so to make a difference for our cancer care here at home. Thanks to the foundations, several pieces of equipment can be bought for the improvement of the healthcare and support the campaigns of the different foundations of the Zone 6 Acadie-Bathurst » concludes Stephane Legacy, the Vice-President of Outpatient and Professional Services to Vitalité Health Network.
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