Wingham and District Hospital receives generous gift from Vance Fund

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WINGHAM – The Wingham and District Hospital received a grant of $63,720 from the Leland and Thora Vance Fund on June 20.

Nicole Duquette, executive director of the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, said, “This generous gift will go towards the replacement of IV pumps at the Wingham and District Hospital. It is currently a top priority of the hospital to upgrade the entire fleet of IV pumps which is made up of over 90 components.”

Duquette explained that IV pumps are used daily and benefit many departments and patients with various medical needs.

“This contribution by the Leland and Thora Vance Fund will help patients get the medications they need and improve the flow of information throughout a patient’s hospital stay,” said Duquette.

Leland and Thora Vance were Wingham residents and business owners who cared deeply about their community. The couple created the endowment fund with Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

This grant is a disbursement from that fund.

Reeve Bernie Bailey and Wingham BIA Chair Dave Tiffin, who both sit on the Vance Fund committee, were at the hospital on June 20 to present the cheque to the hospital foundation.

“Everyone at the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation is grateful to the community leaders who serve on the committee for the Leland and Thora Vance Fund for supporting the hospital,” Duquette said. “And for helping honour the legacy of the Vances by investing in quality medical care for the whole community.”

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times

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