(Granby) Representatives of Operation Enfant Soleil made happy Wednesday at the Centre hospitalier de Granby (CHG), by giving $ 21,138 to the health facility.
“Beyond the numbers, which makes me very proud to be here is to see the staff [medical] be happy. When business people come to tell you how important it is for them it is a concrete way of saying that we do with Opération Enfant Soleil, it has value, “said the host of the telethon, Alain Dumas, minutes before his address to the media. “I was fortunate to attend a closed meeting for discounts of grants. And I can say that it takes an analytical rigor and objectivity extremely high, “said one who is involved in the Foundation for almost 25 years.
To date, Opération Enfant Soleil has awarded approximately $ 10.5 million in Estrie. On its own, Granby Hospital (formerly the CSSS Haute-Yamaska) received from the non-profit organization about $ 250,000 since 2002. On Wednesday, the Foundation has awarded the university Integrated Health Centre and social services (CIUSSS) Estrie for CHG $ 10 $ 569. Same side of the Ministry of Health.
This year, the amount allocated will be used to improve the supply of pediatric care. CHG has provided the purchase of a resuscitation table for infants. “It is an equipment that will ventilate the baby more safely and quickly. Devices built to the table make the difference in optimizing the response of the newborn, in sometimes critical and complex situations, “said in an interview the pediatrician Patrice Guay, present for the occasion.
In 2016, the small Elizabel Bouchard, 6, will Enfant Soleil de l’Estrie. The girl suffers from a form of ataxia which creates a degeneration of the spinal cord. The telethon will be held on June 4 and 5 on TVA.