Special donation from Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command to benefit WDMH’s equipment fund

Above, Shown at the presentation are (l-r) Tina Asselin, Janet Morris, Kristen Casselman (Managing Director, Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation), and Janine Fawcett. Courtesy photo

WINCHESTER — The Royal Canadian Legion 108 presented a $5,000 donation to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation, June 24, on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command. 

The donation will be directed to the Foundation’s General Equipment Fund for equipment purchases such as two new birthing beds for the Obstetrics Unit. These specialized beds have stirrups, can move into a full upright position and have a removable end, making things easier for Moms and healthcare providers. This past year, 737 babies were born at WDMH. 

At the ceremony, the Foundation’s Managing Director Kristen Casselman thanked the Royal Canadian Legion for its support. “Thank you for helping to ensure that we have the latest technology at WDMH to care for our patients. Many people are surprised to learn that the provincial government does not fund medical equipment. We are so grateful for your support.” 

The Ontario Command of The Royal Canadian Legion is comprised of almost 400 branches throughout Ontario. With a total membership of almost 100,000, the Ontario Command of the Legion is the largest service-oriented organization in the province.

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