The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is looking for support for its sixth annual tree of dreams campaign.
This year’s focus is cancer diagnosis and there are several pieces of equipment requested for the Penticton Regional Hospital.
The foundation is seeking $446,560. The hospital lab requires five new machines including a histology grossing station for testing biopsies prior to and during surgery. Three new colonoscopes are also planned for purchase as well as three scopes for viewing the esophagus and the uterus. Two specialized probes for the digital imaging department round out the planned purchases with funds raised.
The Penticton Regional Hospital serves Princeton to Osoyoos, Oliver to Penticton and Summerland. As an acute care hospital it is essential that the hospital be prepared for all diseases and or traumatic injuries.
Anyone wishing to donate to the SOSMF’s Christmas campaign should contact the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation at 550 Carmi Avenue in Penticton, or call toll free at 1-866-771-0994, or contact Walter Despot in Keremeos at 250-499- 5587.