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The MODL is donating $200k to the SSRH Redevelopment Project, MODL Mayor Carolyn Bolivar Getson (left), Health Services Foundation of the South Shore Arlene Stephens (Centre), MODL Councilor Pam Hubley. Photo: HSFSS.

MODL contributes $200k to SSRH redevelopment fund

By Evan Taylor Aug 23, 2022 | 1:43 PM

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has contributed $200,000 towards the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project.

The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore’s Brighter Days campaign will receive $50,000 annually from the municipality over the next four years based on the funding agreement that was unanimously approved by council.

“This was an easy ask for us,” said MODL Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “South Shore Regional serves all the residents in our municipality and when we are talking about equipment such as an MRI, dialysis treatments, a revamp of the emergency department… these are all so important to our residents and to everyone on the South Shore.”

Mayor Bolivar-Getson notes the donation isn’t just about the new equipment and services the redevelopment of the 34-year-old hospital will bring.

The redevelopment project is aiming to make major upgrades to the regional hospital. The major upgrades they intend to undertake include endoscopy and day surgery upgrades, a new dialysis unit, adding an MRI machine, and emergency department upgrades.

As the hospital is regional and many of the additions are not offered close by Mayor Bolivar Getson says the benefits they bring will extend beyond residents of the Municipality.

“I would encourage each and every municipality to donate to this worthwhile cause, and residents who are able to, by all means,” said Mayor Bolivar-Getson.

The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is looking to raise $6.6-million in support of the South Shore Regional Hospital Redevelopment Project, with additional funding also coming from the province.



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