It isn't everyday that we are given an opportunity to make a change in someone's life, but what if you were?
Recently, members of the Bel-Con team were given a tour of the facilities at Belleville General Hospital (BGH). As part of the Quinte Health Care system, BGH exists to provide quality medical care to the over 160,000 people in our region. We were especially blown away by our tour of the diagnostic imaging department, which includes a CT Scan machine as well as an MRI and other equipment. The department does diagnostic imaging for virtually all patients who are at BGH for, among other things, the early detection and treatment of cancer.
The hospital is working to bring more cancer treatment services to BGH to save people from having to travel outside the area. One of the things we learned on our tour is that the current equipment is becoming obsolete and is periodically out of commission for servicing. The cost of a new CT scanner and additional equipment that the hospital requires is in the millions. Equipment such as this are NOT funded by the government, and so there is a need to turn to our community for support.
The hospital continues to fulfill its purpose and is able to improve and expand the level of care provided through the fundraising efforts of the BGH Foundation. Bel-Con’s history with BGH can be traced back to our original founders, Barry Brown and Bill White. We contribute an annual sponsorship to the BGHF Gala and chose to make an additional donation this year to their campaign for new equipment.
Apart from making the hospital more efficient in its delivery of quality care at an improved level of service, an additional benefit of purchasing new, modern equipment is that it helps to attract top talent. You'll agree, we're sure, that supporting our hospital is of value to ourselves, our employees and our entire community.
We'd like to encourage others to support the Belleville General Hospital Foundation in its fundraising efforts at whatever level possible. By doing so, as BGHF President Bob Doyle says, "You can change a life. You can save a life. Right here in Belleville, in Quinte."