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WCGH Foundation now has Westhaven in its mandate

Updated: Jul 26, 2019

The Board of Directors of the West Coast General Hospital Foundation (WCGHF) sincerely thanks our individual and corporate donors for your ongoing generosity that has made it possible for us to support our local hospital as a key fundraising partner for the past 29 years.

Donations have allowed the Foundation to purchase numerous and varied equipment items specifically suited to our hospital’s needs as well as support services and training not covered by shrinking government budgets. We remain committed to continuing our partnership with WCGH to help ensure the delivery of the most optimal health care as close to home as possible, for all residents of the Alberni Valley, young and old.

The Foundation is pleased to announce we are now entering into an exciting new Partnership with the Westhaven Long Term Care facility located on the WCGH site and

operated by Island Health Authority. Westhaven is a stand-alone senior care facility separate from the hospital and with an entirely separate budget. Since 2006, Westhaven

has been supported by the Friends ofWesthaven Society whose fundraising efforts contributed to various activities and initiatives that helped improve the quality of life for the

seniors staying there, However, when the Friends ofWesthaven announced their intended dissolution earlier this year, they approached the Foundation about stepping in to fill

the void and become the charitable organization to fundraise and accept tax-eligible donations on their behalf. The Foundation is proud and happy to be given the opportunity to continue the good work carried out by the Friends of Westhaven over the years and we hope our donors will also support this new relationship and the opportunity to improve senior care in our community.

In the Foundation’s first-ever fundraising campaign for Westhaven, we need your help to reach our goal of $30,000 to purchase of two medication carts and a washer-sterilizer unit, essential equipment items that are urgently needed. Just as the community has always been so generous in the past for hospital fundraising efforts, we hope that same level of support will be offered to Westhaven.

To contribute to this campaign, please use the donation form at the bottom of this page or you may choose to donate online at The WCGH Foundation

appreciates every donation toward our goal. All donors will receive a thank you letter and a tax-deductible receipt. Your kind donations will genuinely make a difference by

enhancing the health care and quality of life for the seniors who reside at Westhaven.

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