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From a submission by Heather Vita

$3,023,348.99 — the amount of money invested in 2012 by the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation to enhance healthcare in Northwestern Ontario.

Typically, the Health Sciences Foundation supports programs of the Health Sciences Centre that take place in sites other than Thunder Bay.  For instance:  funding to update chemotherapy equipment in 13 satellite sites across the Northwest so patients have the option of closer-to-home care.

Other areas where significant contributions were made in 2012 include:

  • $883,000.30 to support the angioplasty expansion project
  • $689,822.70 to support purchases for general healthcare needs (i.e. paediatrics, renal services)
  • $343,865.00 to enhance cardiac care
  • $193,832.25 to provide exceptional cancer care

Not all funding is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, however.  There are a multitude of areas within the Health Sciences Centre that benefit from donor support; many of which have smaller funding needs.  Donors can choose to direct their gift to any area of the Health Sciences Centre, from the ICU, to Palliative Care, to Trauma, or to the Stroke Program.

Past donor support also ensures that the Foundation can continue to make significant investments using interest generated from endowment funds (i.e. long-term investments) to enhance the foundation’s spend — allowing the opportunity to fund projects that require considerable capital.

For a complete breakdown of money spent in 2012, see: www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca/dollarsatwork

This entry was posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 10:33 am and is filed under Publisher's Page.