In partnership with local businesses, individual donors and local Hospital Auxiliaries, the Grenfell Foundation serves as the official fundraising organization of Labrador-Grenfell Health, with three local Chapters: Labrador West, Labrador East and South.
The South Chapter, based in St. Anthony, raised $150,500 to purchase an Anesthetic Monitor, Respironic Sleep Recorder, an Epidural Pump and a Bipap Machine for the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital; a Patient Lift for the John M. Gray Centre; a Life Pak 12 for Southeast Labrador; a Palliative Care Bed for the White Bay Central Health Centre; a Rescue Boggan for the Labrador South Health Centre and a Blanket Warmer and Patient Chair for the Strait of Belle Isle Health Centre.
The Labrador West Chapter, Labrador City, raised $85,000 to purchase an Oculus Non-Mydriatic Camera, a Video Slit Lamp Retrieval System and a Laparoscope for the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital.
The Labrador East Chapter, based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay raised $50,000 and has committed these funds toward the purchase of a new CT scanner for the Labrador Health Centre. This is a part of a total commitment of $150,000 over three years, toward the purchase of the CT scanner.
Also partnering in this initiative are the Innu Nation ($100,000) and the International Grenfell Association ($175,000 per year for three years).
Labrador-Grenfell Health is also pleased to report that the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission purchased Audiology Equipment for the Labrador Health Centre in 2008-09 and the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association also donated Infant Hearing Testing equipment. Newborns are screened at birth with this safe and reliable piece of equipment, in an effort to find the approximately four to six in 1000 infants that are born deaf or hard of hearing, as early as possible, and to give them the help they need so they can have the best possible start in life.