THe CUPE team at the Foundation House.

CUPE members lend hands to scanner project

CUPE 339 are proud they were able to help provide this life-saving medical testing unit.

Kootenay Lake Hospital has a much needed CT scanner and members of CUPE 339 are proud they were able to help provide this life-saving medical testing unit.

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation launched a campaign 16 months ago to raise $1.5 million for the scanner. One of the most ambitious aspects of this campaign was a project called the Foundation House, a community built residence constructed with donated time, supplies and expertise and then sold off, with the profits going to the campaign.

CUPE 339 members handled the landscaping for the Foundation House and donated $1,000 in cash.

“The hospital foundation has been working really hard with the community to get this CT scanner for Nelson,” said Rocco Mastrobuono, president of CUPE 339. “Our whole community came together to make sure that this campaign was successful. It’s not every day that you see everyone in the community working towards a common goal.”

More than 60 contractors, suppliers and professionals contributed to making the Foundation House a reality. The house brought in more than $200,000 in donations to the campaign.

The new CT scanner arrived at Kootenay Lake Hospital last month and will be up and running in early December.

 

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