Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hurray Mary Jean...great work..

Again and Again the Irving’s continue to support our Island. They invest here and they are always at the forefront of new developments and investments here on PEI and in Atlantic Canada. They do a lot of things behind the scenes and over the years they have made substantial donations on PEI like the generous one Mary Jean presented today. They employ thousands of Islanders and pay many millions in taxes year in and year out. What really annoys me is reading this story and seeing a comment from the captain of the "don't get ahead gang" anonymously shooting his face off about the Irving’s... but not brave enough to use his own name. I get a little tired of people shooting down anybody going forward particularly the Irving’s and it's been my experience most of these naysayers usually can't get out of their own way and have never really done anything to improve our Community. Congratulations Mary Jean your donation means a lot to real Islanders....
Mammography unit donated to Charlottetown hospital
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
CBC News
Mary Jean Irving presented the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation with a donation of $750,000 on Tuesday for the purchase of a new digital mammography unit.
While the contribution was made on behalf of her company, Master Packaging, Irving said the donation was personal. In 2005 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and told she only had months to live.
She received extensive treatment in Boston, and now that she's healthy again, she said she wants her hometown to be able to offer the same level of care.
Irving's donation, paired with the Charlottetown hospital's fundraising efforts over the last year, means the QEH now has enough money to replace both of its existing mammography units. The two current units use film; one is nine years old and the other is eight.
Machines breaking down
Head of radiology Dr. Kim Hender said both units are in desperate need of replacement. The older machine has been breaking down regularly and is reaching the point where it can no longer be repaired.
The mammography procedure for patients will not change with the new units, but the pictures won't have to be developed and so will be available more quickly, and it will be easier to move them around for specialists to read.
The new machines are due to arrive in four to six months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Think About it:

Some of us pay 50% of our income toward taxes and we can't afford basic medical equipment.

Yet we pave rural backroads...and free signalized intersections.

The public is let down time-after-time by basic mismanagement of our 'hard earned' tax dollars.