Hôpital Montfort volunteers raise 1.2 million dollars for a minimally invasive surgery room
Ottawa, April 10, 2014 – Each year Hôpital Montfort volunteers are honoured during National Volunteer Week. This year, the hospital’s administration wished to acknowledge their invaluable contribution and their continuous efforts over the last ten years, during which the volunteers raised over 1.2 million dollars.
The proceeds from the sale of meat pies, fruit pies, jams, Nevada tickets and other internal fundraising activities fully subsidised a new minimally invasive surgery room.
This state-of-the-art operating room considerably improves the quality of care offered to patients who undergo surgery at Hôpital Montfort, especially for laparoscopic, intestinal, obstetric, gynecologic, urological and general interventions.
The Association des bénévoles de l'Hôpital Montfort counts over 300 volunteers who dedicate 60,000 hours of work every year.
Hôpital Montfort is a Francophone academic healthcare institution that provides quality care in both official languages and works with its partners to improve the health of communities.
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From left to right: Nancy Boisvert, registered nurse responsible of general surgery at the Surgical Unit; Josée Marcil, registered nurse responsible of gynecology at the Surgical Unit; Guylaine Raymond, clinical manager at the Surgical Unit; Nicole Girard, Volunteer Services Coordinator; Denyse Brisson, Director of finance, Volunteers Association; Marielle Beauchesne, Volunteer Services Manager, and Brigitte Legare, President, Association des bénévoles; in the minimally invasive surgery room funded by the Hôpital Montfort volunteers.