New tub for new care wing at Fischer Place

South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) board members have bought an important and costly piece of health care equipment for 100 Mile House – a bathtub.
SCHF publicity/fundraising co-ordinator Brenda Devine says this Arjo tub, the second of its kind donated by the SCHF in recent years, was placed in a Fischer Place residential care wing at the South Cariboo Health Centre, with the assistance of Interior Health, on
May 15.

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Photo credit 100 Mile Free Press

“It is on the new wing – this ties in with the 14 new beds for Fischer Place that [are opening this spring]. We wanted to do it for that, for the new opening.”
With an assisted bathtub system, residential care aids need only lift an arm before filling the tub, and the resident “just slides in there,” she explains. Continue reading New tub for new care wing at Fischer Place

Hospital gains important intubator

The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) spring 2016 fundraisers helped the 100 Mile District General Hospital gain an important intubator.

Fundraising co-ordinator Brenda Devine says the GlideScope was purchased with about $26,000 raised by the SCHF in its spring fundraisers, including its “Just for the Health of It” campaign.

The idea was put forward to Central GM owner Tom Bachinsky, who was “very good about” going along with their plan, she explains.

“I asked him if he wouldn’t mind giving us some of the money out of his sales of his cars and his trucks for the month [of April 2016], and he was quite good about doing that.”

Devine says that raised about $6,000 including “top-up” dollars from Bachynski himself, and the rest came from other 2016 fundraising and donations.

Hospital chief of staff Dr. Gordon Hutchinson says when SCHF heard he was going down to take a medical airway management course at the annual St. Paul’s Emergency Medicine Update Conference in Whistler, the SCHF asked him if he would choose the appropriate video laryngoscope for the hospital.

Continue reading Hospital gains important intubator

Starry Nights campaign a huge success.

Barbara Roden

Free Press

The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s (SCHF) Starry Nights fundraiser, which began in November and ran until the end of January, was an overwhelming success, says SCHF public relations director Brenda Devine.

The group’s goal had been to raise $20,000 for an electric imaging trauma stretcher. When the funds were totalled up, Devine says more than $50,000 had been raised – more than double last year’s amount.

We did extremely well; the campaign was very successful. We had a lot more donors than last year and a lot of new donors.” Continue reading Starry Nights campaign a huge success.

New Automated Bathtubs

(from “the free press” April 17 2015″)

SCHF tubs_earsInterior Health residential care recreation therapist Wendy Reilly, back left, joined South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) directors Konrad Schmidt-Meil and Chris Nickless, and chair Mary Shennum – who jumped in for a test drive – when they checked out two shiny new Parker automated bathtubs at Mill Site Lodge on April 17. The SCHF donated $42,684. toward the $71,140 purchase, the the balance ($28,456) funded by the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District.

New Microwave Convection Oven

Health foundationThe South Cariboo Health Centre staffwere pleased to receive a new microwave and convection oven, donated by the South Cariboo Heath Foundation, for their lunch room



( from “The Pulse, News from the South Cariboo Health Foundation.”  spring 2015)

Foundation provides funding for new consultation room

( from “The Pulse, News from the South Cariboo Health Foundation.”  spring 2015)

spring2015The 100 Mile and District Hospital has a new chemotherapy consultation room, thanks to the fundraising from the South Cariboo Health Foundation.

Dr. Gordon Hutchinson, the hospital’s general practitioner for oncology, says he is “absolutely pleased about this. A great and noticeable improvement appreciated by patients and families.”

It facilitates a more comfortable delivery of his cancer consultation services. “It was a cubby hole. You couldn’t ger more than one family member inside and there was a lack of privacy.”

The cost of $15,400 was shared by the SCHF and Cariboo-Regional district.

Hospital lab unit replaced

South Cariboo Health Foundation steps up once again

Carole Rooney          Free Press

SCHF mini incubatorThe 100 Mile & District General Hospital has a new piece of essential lab equipment thanks to the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF).

SCHF spokesperson Brenda Devine says the new VWR Digital Mini Incubator and Thermometer unit brings heightened efficiency to the hospital laboratory. Continue reading Hospital lab unit replaced