Thrift store donates $10,000 for CT Scanner
February 2, 2023, 1:46 pm
Sierra D'Souza Butts
In support of funding a CT Scanner for the Southeast Integrated Care Centre Moosomin, the Rocanville Thrift Store donated $10,000 to the Moosomin and District Health Care Foundation last Tuesday.
“We’re hoping we can get a CT Scanner in Moosomin, not anywhere else, but in Moosomin,” said Linda Bock, volunteer at the Rocanville Thrift Store.
“There isn’t a person here that hasn’t had to use a CT Scanner, or their kid or grandchild.
“I’ve been to Yorkton, Brandon, Estevan, and Regina to get one. They have a perfectly good hospital in Moosomin that we don’t utilize at all (for CT Scans). The government doesn’t let us.”
So far, the foundation has raised close to $70,000 in support of purchasing a CT Scanner for SEICC.
Wendy Lynd of the Moosomin and District Health Foundation said they will start actively fundraising for the CT Scanner as soon as they get government approval.
“It’s surprising the range of people that come to Moosomin’s hospital,” Ron Reed added. Reed is the mayor of Rocanville and member of the health foundation.
“The support is coming from all of the communities, the government seems to be the hold up right now.
“Even if we got enough personal or corporate donations to pay for it completely, it’s still going into a SHA facility so they will have to sign off on it.”
The foundation is hoping to hear some good news, about the project, from the Government of Saskatchewan.
“We’re hoping in February to have another meeting with the health minister,” said Lynd.
“Hopefully from that, we’ll get some direction, and time lines, is what we would like.”