Thank you to the staff at Quinte Health Care and the people in our communities who helped make the Yard Sale on August 6th in support of the hospital in Fort McMurray a success. Between the raffle, yard sale, bake sale and BBQ, $5,000 will be donated to the Nurses at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray to use however they feel it is most needed.
In May, staff at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre evacuated over 100 patients from their hospital as a wild fire forced a quick evacuation of the entire Fort McMurray community. There were patients, including babies requiring critical care. “Together, we’re sending a message to our colleagues in Fort McMurray that we recognize what they did,” said Charlene Quinn, QHC ICU Team Leader, RN and event organizer. “They didn’t even know where their own families were and they were working to get others to safety. They put the needs of their patients before themselves.”