The Knights of Columbus of Alfred (Council 3486) have contributed $3,000 to the HGH Foundation’s Access 2018 Campaign in support of the purchase of a new CT Scanner and MRI machine for the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH).
The cheque was presented by two members of the Knights of Columbus of Alfred (seen in the photo). Present and included in the photo (from left to right): Pierre-Luc Byham (Executive Director of the HGH Foundation), Alain DeRepentigny (member of the Knights of Columbus of Alfred), Richard Villeneuve (member of the Knights of Columbus of Alfred) and Manon Séguin (HGH Foundation Board Member).
About Access 2018:
The Access 2018 campaign will help provide the HGH with two pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, a new CT Scanner and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The campaign objective is 4 million dollars.
The CT Scanner and MRI are used to quickly diagnose and treat health conditions such as tumors, heart problems and strokes. Currently, patients have to travel to a city hospital for MRI exams. Once operational, the machines will be used approximately 15,000 times per year.
The HGH Foundation’s mission is to raise funds in order to improve the care and services offered to the community by the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.