QUINTE WEST Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Members of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, along with management of Quinte Health Care, were on-hand today to recognize and acknowledge support for their new CT Campaign at TMH, by local philanthropist Maurice Rollins. In true fashion, Mr. Rollins is prepared to match every gift to the #CareforTomorrow campaign of $1000 or more, up to $100,000. He is hoping that his challenge will encourage more people to to donate since their gift will be doubled.
Dr. Emma Robinson, QHC Chief of Diagnostic Imaging said “We believe that this new equipment will significantly reduce waiting times, travel distances, and greatly improve the diagnosis and treatment for our patients.” Currently, more than scans are done annually at TMH, with hopes to grow that number in the future. “At a cost of $1,018,900 to replace the now 12-year old Scanner, and another $300,000 for minor renovations, the Foundation is hoping that more people like Mr. Rollins will come forward and support the #CareforTomorrow Campaign.” Says Phil Wild, Chairman of the TMH Foundation Board of Directors.
The goal of the TMH Foundation is to significantly improve healthcare delivery to the families served at TMH through the acquisition of advanced equipment, which will also benefit physician recruitment and retention. The Trenton CT Scanner was originally installed almost 12-years ago. Since then, there have been significant advances in technology. The new CT Scanner will have better quality images, faster scan times, larger opening for both bariatric and claustrophic patients and 30-50% less exposure to radiation.
“This past winter, two of our very own board members relied upon CT Scanners to diagnose and prevent a life threatening tragedy, reminding us that our community deserves the latest and greatest diagnostic equipment. Without an investment in a new CT Scanner, our physicians cannot determine or establish treatment plans for their patients.” Said Phil Wild.
Maurice Rollins, his wife Marilyn, and family have been long standing partners of the TMH Foundation. In fact, they served as Honorary Gala Chairs back in 2009. Mr. Rollins is well known for his support of this community through various gifts to the United Way, Volunteer and Information Quinte, BGH Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association and many more.
Anyone interested in making a donation to the #CareforTomorrow Campaign, or wanting more information can contact 392-2540 ext. 5401.