Lions Outfits Pinawa Hospital with Doppler

By Evelyn Seida

            The Pinawa Lions in Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada, added another page in a long history of working to provide both medical and non-medical equipment to the Pinawa Hospital for patient care.

            On Wednesday, Oct. 13, The Pinawa Hospital received the second of two recent gifts from the Pinawa Lions Club.

            Lions member Peter Sargent presented a $750 cheque to Acute Care Team Manager Yvonne McLean and her staff for the purchase of a LifeDop Doppler which is used to conduct peripheral vascular examinations. It takes readings of such things as pedal pulse and fetal heart beat.

            The Pinawa Lions also recently funded equipment to help soften the stress for patients receiving chemotherapy. The Cancer Care Program was the recipient of

an iPod and iPod Dock so patients who have to sit for two to four hours receiving chemotherapy can plug their favorite music or stories in to help pass the time.

            CancerCare Program Manager Yvonne McLean, Dr. Edwin Spence and his staff were also on hand on Oct. 13 to show off the new iPod and iPod Dock.

            Some of the other gifts the Pinawa Lions club has provided in whole or in part  throughout its 46 year history are: televisions and remote controls for every patient room;  a “Wandergaard” bracelet system for patient safety; furnished a patient room and provided yearly calendars for every room. They also worked in conjunction with the Pinawa Health Auxillary to provide a whirlpool bath and provided funds for two firefighters to take their First Responder course.

            According to Pinawa Lion President Barb Sabanski the 15 member club continues to find ways to help the community and follow the Lions motto, We Serve.



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