At this unprecedented time, it is vital you know just how important community support is to our Hospital and Manor staff. That’s why we are writing to you today.

Our incredible team makes a difference every day. Whether it’s helping to bring a new life into the world, providing physiotherapy, preparing nourishing meals for our patients and Fairview Manor residents, or supporting palliative patients (and their families) on the Rosamond Unit, our dedicated staff ensures that we have quality health care close to home.

Although the pandemic has turned the world upside down, our team continues to provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And, as a community member, you are playing your part too.

Although none of us has a crystal ball, it seems safe to assume that uncertainty and challenges will continue for the rest of 2020. Providing emotional support is extremely important as people’s anxiety and stress levels increase. One way you can help support your Hospital and Manor team is by sending expressions of appreciation and gratitude. Over the past several months, signs, cards, posters and letters have been received, shared and displayed for everyone to see. A few kind words on a card go a long way to making someone feel appreciated.

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As a supporter, you are also helping our staff by ensuring that they have the best equipment to work with. The Hospital and Manor count 100 percent on the funds provided to our Foundation so that they can purchase new or replacement equipment.

This year, we have two priorities. The first is to replace all of the Hospital’s 10-year-old IV pumps. Twenty-eight new pumps are needed to ensure safe, accurate delivery of medications and hydration. At a cost of approximately $5,000 each, the Hospital needs more than $140,000 to make this purchase. Second, the Hospital is still counting on the Foundation to fund the CT scan once it is approved by the Ministry of Health. To do this, the Foundation is continuing to put funds aside so that it can pay off the required $2.2 million as quickly as possible.

As we close out this unparalleled year, we’re asking you to do two things in support of the AGH/ FVM team.

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If possible, please make an end-of-year donation. Use our secure online donation form at www.almontehospitalfoundation.com or download and print the attached coupon and return it with your credit card information or a cheque to the AGH-FVM Foundation Office. If, however, as a result of changing economic circumstances, you can’t make a donation at this time, you can still show your support.

Take a moment to write a personal message or holiday greeting card and mail/deliver it to the Foundation office. In the coming weeks, we will be decorating the lobby and cafeteria with these inspirational messages of support to staff at both the Hospital and Manor to let them know how much you appreciate their care and dedication and that you’re thinking of them.

Again, thank you for your ongoing support and we wish you the best of the holiday season.

Rob Scott Chair,
Foundation Board

Dave Perley Chair,
Hospital Board

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