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Sandra Schmirler Foundation Funds Infant Ventilator for New Malhotra NICU

Today, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation presented the Victoria Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $58,000 to purchase vital equipment for the new Malhotra NICU opening this fall. These funds will purchase an infant ventilator as part of the ongoing campaign to equip and furnish the new Malhotra neonatal intensive care unit at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.

The board and staff of the Victoria Hospital Foundation express their gratitude on behalf of Northern Saskatchewan for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation’s commitment to caring for babies in NICUs across the country.

“Babies who are born too early or too sick can sometimes need extra assistance to breathe. This new infant ventilator will save babies’ lives and prevent the need to transfer them to other medical centres. Keeping babies close to home and their families is the best possible scenario. We are grateful to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for helping improve healthcare in the North for our most vulnerable patients.”

Sherry Buckler, CEO, Victoria Hospital Foundation.

"The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is thrilled to be supporting the purchase of life-saving equipment for fragile babies in northern Saskatchewan. The Foundation’s dream is that all babies born too soon, too small or too sick will be cared for in a NICU equipped with state-of-the-art life-saving equipment close to their homes, family and friends."

Ian Cunningham, Chair, Sandra Schmirler Foundation

For more information please contact:

Sherry Buckler, CRFE CEO | Victoria Hospital Foundation

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Tanya Martin, Program & Financial Services Manager

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