The Exchange Thrift Shop supports the hospital

The Exchange Thrift Shop support local hospital.
Pictured above are physiotherapists, Katrina Ayling (blue coat at back) and Nadine O'Sullivan (pink shirt at right in second row) joined by Exchange volunteers: Colly Scullion, June McNeely, Wanda-Lee Morrison, Mary Brazeau, Beth Thompson, Kathy Ball, Marb MacDonald and Anne Bowes. Missing from the photo are Julie McNeely and Judy Beck. Photo submitted.
Posted on: March 1, 2019

A wonderful donation was made to the Physiotherapy Department at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) from the proceeds of sales made at the Exchange Thrift Shop this past year!

The $1,000 donation will be used to purchase a needed laptop for the Physiotherapy Department. The laptop will be used to provide immediate direct access to patient’s medical information, images of x-rays and ultrasounds and test results from our hospital as well as other hospitals within the Champlain LHIN. It will allow physiotherapy staff to bring the images directly to the patient’s bedside which furthers patient education and management strategies.

“The laptop will also be brought to weekly rounds for in-patient care as well as to meetings and presentations within the community” adds Nadine O’Sullivan, CPDMH physiotherapist. “We are so grateful for this donation from the Exchange and look forward to using it in assisting our patients!”

The physiotherapy team at CPDMH assess over 200 new ‘in-patients’ (patients admitted at the hospital) and 500 new ‘out-patients’ (community members) per year. Inpatients are seen and treated daily and out-patients are assessed on average 1-2 times per week.

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