Rotary Club hosts dialysis unit information session

Chris Lowrey
SHAWVILLE June 4, 2018
The Shawville Rotary Club hosted a dinner and information session about the Shawville Hospital’s new dialysis unit.
About 40 people turned up to Café 349 for a scrumptious meal and a presentation by Pontiac Community Hospital (PCH) Foundation board member, Allan Dean, and Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais Director of Nursing, Gail Ryan.
The presentation was kicked off by Dean, who extolled the work that’s been done by the Rotary Club to bring the dialysis unit to fruition.
The Rotary Club has raised $29,508 for the dialysis unit. The total cost of the project is upwards of $2.7 million, $659,626 of which was raised by the PCH Foundation.
“Everyone was amazed at the amount of money our small population has been able to raise,” Dean said.
The yearly operating costs are estimated at $949,000 per year. A $599,000 budget transfer from the Hull Hospital and $350,000 from the Ministry of Health and Social Services will cover the rest of the operational costs.

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