The Optimist Club of St-Eugène and Ste-Anne has made a $2,000 donation 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).

This donation was made possible thanks to the Optimist Club’s collaboration with Delta Bingo.

The cheque was presented by two members of the Optimist Club of Ste-Eugène and Ste-Anne in the attached photo.Included in the photo (from left to right): Gilles Bélanger (Treasurer, Optimist Club), Pierre-Luc Byham (Executive Director, HGH Foundation), and Géraldine Bélanger (President, Optimist Club). The HGH Foundation appreciates this very kind donation in support of such important diagnostic imaging equipment for the hospital.

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.