The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan.
Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region.
The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.
Lottery: Last date of sales is May 22. Final draw May 29.
Hoja: March 1
Radiothon: April 20 and 21
Charity Golf Classic: June 11
Road Race/Community Walk: Aug. 16
Gala: Oct. 24
Sunrise Health Region is conducting a pilot project with the provincial government designed to test several ways to improve primary healthcare service. A new 7,000 square foot facility has been built at 259 Hamilton Road in Yorkton and will serve as the central hub for all primary care services for the Sunrise Health Region. Read the complete story >>
Registration and pledge forms for the 2015 golf classic, to be held June 11, are now available. Please visit the Golf Classic page for more information.
Travel Lotto 2015 tickets now available.
The snow is melting, spring is in the air and it is
time to start thinking about training for the
Charity Road Race. Learn to Run Clinics start
May 5 at the Yorkton Regional High School
parking lot. There is no cost for the clinics but
we request that you register for the Charity Road Race which is Sunday, August 16.
Early Bird registrations are $40 for adults (registration gift and brunch) and $20 for 17 and under. New this year: You can register for the Charity Road Race online at www.events.runningroom.com. Click on Search Canada and simply follow the prompts to register... it’s that easy! Choose the run you expect to run and we can change your run closer to the event. You can also register at the Learn to Run Clinic.
Thank you to these Yorkton
businesses for sponsoring our clinics:
The CT scanner at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre is now 10 years old and needs to be replaced. The manufacturer has advised that they will stop making parts for the current machine at the end of this year, and since the current machine is increasingly out of service for repair we know we will be unable to have it fixed early in 2016.
A CT scanner costs approximately $1 million, making it the most expensive piece of equipment for which The Health Foundation has had to raise funds. However, it will do tremendous good because the technology has changed so much in the last 10 years. Our current CT is a 16-slice machine and the new machine will be a 256-slice scanner.
Last year 4,300 patients used the CT scanner at the Regional Hospital and many of them used the machine several times. Every year the number of patients needing a CT scan grows. This new machine will enable an earlier diagnosis of some cancers and heart conditions. It will save lives. Read the complete story >>
For more information about the new CT scan listen to the Radiothon April 20 and 21. For two days we will be on GX94 and FOX FM raising funds to help purchase the new CT. Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff will explain why we need the new equipment. Other issues about local healthcare will also be discussed, but the focus will be on raising funds for the new CT. The Radiothon is live on the air from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.