The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation have donated $7,100 to the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor (AGH/FVM) Foundation to purchase a cystoscope for the AGH operating room (OR).

A cystoscope, which is a tubular instrument equipped with a light, is used to examine the inside of the bladder and ureter to help diagnose bladder conditions.

Shown, from left, are AGH/FVM Foundation Board member Josh Gamble, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240 First Vice President Gerry Schroeder, AGH peri-operative OR Registered Nurse Brooke Guthrie Atchison, AGH urologist Dr. Edward Woods and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240 Treasurer Garry Pollock.

To make a donation to the AGH/FVM Foundation to help purchase medical equipment, phone 613-256-2514, ext. 2297 or send an email to