Donations were raised to purchase three new electrocardiogram machines for Red Deer Regional Hospital. (Contributed photo).

Donations were raised to purchase three new electrocardiogram machines for Red Deer Regional Hospital. (Contributed photo).

Donations of $60,000 lead to purchase of cardio equipment for Red Deer hospital

Three new electrocardiogram machines have been purchased for Red Deer hospital with funds raised earlier this year.

In February, Canadian Pacific railway matched every donation made for this equipment, including a $20,000 gift from Ron and Donna Durham of Red Deer.

In total, over $60,000 was raised for the three ECG machines that are now in operation.

Scott Young, CP Trainmaster, stated, “We’re proud that this donation will support Red Deer Regional Hospital in their pursuit to provide the best care for Red Deer and area residents.”

The Durhams are big supporters of the hospital and the charitable work done by the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. “This hospital is a vital part of our community,” said Donna Durham. “We are very thankful that CP matched our donation and helped make this become a reality.”

A lab assistant who works in the Cardiology unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre said the machines are needed to diagnose many cardiac concerns “and we really couldn’t help our patients without them.”

To support the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, visit www.rdrhfoundation.com. Donations to RDRHF provide funding for programs, services and medical equipment for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and other health care centres throughout Alberta Health Services Central Zone.

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