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Lake Shore Gold rolls out $38K for hospital foundation

It's to buy new equipment, boost COVID-19 fund
2020-06-19 Lakeshore TADH SUP
Timmins and District Hospital's (TADH) Huguette Jacques, TADH Foundation's Barb McCormick, and Marcel Cardinal of Lakeshore Gold. Supplied photo

Lake Shore Gold is rolling out more support for the community.

The mining company has donated $38,000 to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation.

According to the foundation, $28,000 is to buy dialysis treatment chairs and "whisper quiet meal carts". There is also $10,000 for the COVID-19 Support Fund.

“One of Lake Shore Gold’s core values is to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees and contractors, by purchasing this equipment for the Timmins & District Hospital we extend our values to the community in which we live and work in. In addition, we want to do our part to support our hospital’s COVID fund,” said Marcel Cardinal, director of environmental and sustainability at Lake Shore Gold, in a news release.

For the dialysis units, critical care program manager Lorna Green said patients travel long distances for treatments, and spend four to five hours on a hemodialysis machine three times a week.

According to staffing co-ordinator Ginette Morin, the dietary team's meal carts date back to St. Mary's hospital.

She explained the new carts accommodate two trays per shelf, end load, are durable are quiet.

“We greatly appreciate the support from Lake Shore Gold, this equipment will offer improvements to the care and safety of the patients in our Hospital. It’s crucial that we remember the government does not fund the purchase of equipment," said Barb McCormick, TADHF manager of donor relations.