The palliative care unit at the Slave Lake Health Care Centre has an improved look these days, thanks to a couple of years of effort by the Hospital Auxiliary (SLHA) group. And they’ll be the first to say they couldn’t have done it without the support of all sorts of other individuals and groups.
According to information provided by SLHA member Janet Parks, the project got started a couple of years ago when a member visited a loved one in palliative care.
“She felt it was in need of a face lift that would make it more comfortable for both patients and family visiting.”
A proposal was made and accepted, funds raised and work done. It included repainting, refurnishing, a bigger and better kitchen, a new TV and coffee pot, stereo system and more. The overall cost was over $40,000. Financial contributors to the project were the Landon Persson Memorial Fund, Rotary Interact, Golden Pike Society, the family of Marlene Korzenowski, the family of Helen Olsen, ATCO EPIC, SL Ford staff, High Prairie School Division’s Roland Michener School’s ‘cooking for charity’ program and Picture This photography.
“Our thanks go(es) out to them,” says Parks. “We believe the unit is a more pleasant (place) for both patients and their loved ones during a stressful time.”
Slave Lake Hospital Auxiliary members gathered recently with some of the folks who donated to help refurbish the palliative care unit at the Slave Lake Health Care Centre.