Strong community support from across southwest Saskatchewan helped the Dr Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation to exceed the fundraising goal for the annual Radiothon.
The 2022 Pharmasave Radiothon for Healthcare took place over two days on Oct. 27 and 28 with a goal to raise $150,000 for new medical equipment at Cypress Regional Hospital.
The final total at the end of the live broadcast, which took place from the clubhouse at Elmwood golf course, was $152,600.
These funds will be used to purchase equipment used to insert a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line) as well as a state-of-the-art blood assessment unit. A PICC line is used for patients that need to receive frequent treatment and medication.
It can be used to administer chemotherapy drugs and other medication, to give blood transfusions, or to take blood samples.
The blood analyzer will make it possible to perform tests during the assessment of bleeding patients and to identify patients at risk of bleeding. The availability of this technology at Cypress Regional Hospital will mean residents from the southwest area will not have to travel to Regina or Saskatoon for treatment.