Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s tree will be shining brighter as $46,000 in donations to the Light A Bulb were received last week.
With Christmas right around the corner, Light A Bulb is still $36,449 short of its $250,000 goal. All funds will support the completion of the sixth and seventh floors of the Polson tower.
“It has been heartwarming to hear from donors who are making gifts in memory of their loved ones, in thanks of the good care they have received at the hospital and from those who are grateful that the hospital is here to help all members of the North Okanagan community,” said Dr. Chris Cunningham, campaign co-chairperson.
Some of the features in the tower will include private and semi-private rooms to improve infection control, patient lifts for every bed decreasing falls and two airborne isolation rooms reducing airborne transmitted infections.
“Next year at this time, the project is scheduled to be completed,” said Cunningham.
“We have an urgent need today that will result in improved health care in the future and for years to come.”
To make a donation go to www.vjhfoundation.org or mail your cheque to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101 32nd St., Vernon, B.C., V1T 5L2.
For more information, call 250-558-1362.