January 27, 2017

On track: Great-West Life donates $15,000 for Victoria Hospital ceiling lift tracks

This news release was originally issued by Victoria Hospital Foundation

Prince Albert, SK, January 24, 2017…The Victoria Hospital will soon be making improvements to its facilities thanks to the generous support of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. The companies contributed $15,000 toward the purchase and installation of ceiling lift tracks and slings – important equipment for the health, safety and comfort of patients and caregivers.

“The Victoria Hospital Foundation, the medical staff and patients of our hospital appreciate this generous contribution,” said Sherry Buckler, Executive Director of VHF.

“The lifts improve patient outcomes, including reducing the risk of injury during moves, and also lessen the physical demands of lifting on caregivers.”

“We’re glad we can help improve the well-being of patients and caregivers in such a direct way,” said David Devine, Regional Vice President, Group Retirement Services at Great-West Life. “We know this equipment will help make a positive difference for many people who rely on the quality care provided by all of the staff at the Victoria Hospital.”

For more information:

Sherry Buckler, executive director
Victoria Hospital Foundation
sbuckler@paphr.sk.ca
306-765-6105

Tim Oracheski, director, Media and Public Relations
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
tim.oracheski@gwl.ca
204-946-8961