2021 CHRISTMAS APPEAL
With a new Christmas season comes a new opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare at our Regional Health Centre. This year the South and Central Health Foundation has committed to provide a new and much needed eye ultrasound for Ophthalmology. This will be beneficial technology for diagnosing eye conditions in Ophthalmology patients in central Newfoundland and beyond!
Traditionally up to 30 scans a week and 1,000 scans every year are completed at the ambulatory ophthalmology clinic at CNRHC. Physicians use these ultrasounds to produce a two-dimensional picture of the eye – to identify detachment of the retina, foreign bodies in the eye and issues such as cancer in the eye. Most importantly, scans are used to identify and monitor those with glaucoma and those patients after cataract surgery, in order to make necessary adjustments to their care plan.Most importantly, with a new modern eye ultrasound machine many patients will avoid unnecessary visits to other clinics outside the area.
On behalf of present and future patients that are assisted, we ask for your support of our goal to provide a modern, new Eye Ultrasound Machine. To make an immediate online donation, click on the DONATE NOW button on this website. Your charitable receipt will go to your inbox within minutes. A charitable receipt will be issued for all donations of $10 or greater. You may also contact our Foundation office at (709) 292-2360.
An Endowment is an investment that a charitable organization establishes to provide an unending source of funds for its charitable purposes. In our case that means funding for priority medical equipment and health programs of Central Health.
It is a permanent investment in which the principal, or original investment, remains intact to generate a continuous source of revenue. In other words, we only spend the earnings (ie. interest and dividends) and not the principal. Once the value of the endowment reaches a predetermined level, the charity begins to spend only the interest earned on the original investment.
An endowment allows us to plan for uncertainty in the future by generating a steady source of income. A gift can be made by an individual or company at any point in time throughout the year.
For those that would like to see an Endowment fund created in the name of a family member or company, our Executive Director would be pleased to work with you to ensure that a fund is established which will create a lasting legacy. If you would like more information, please feel free to call Wendy at (709) 292-2393.