On April 30 2021, join the fight against cancer by supporting the Roses Radiothon… for the health of our region!
The Roses Radiothon is a unifying event that aims to improve services in the fight against cancer at the Chaleur Regional Hospital and to support facilities on the Acadian Peninsula.
Over the years, we have invested more than 1,5 million dollars in numerous pieces of equipment for the screening, intervention and treatment sectors in addition to investing $900,000 in facilities on the Acadian Peninsula to meet specific needs.
The financial objective of the 2021 Roses Radiothon is to raise $175,000 to purchase pieces of equipment for the Acadie-Bathurst hospitals
REGIONAL PROJECT – Ultrasound for Breast Echography
” This very sophisticated ultrasound device will be dedicated to breast ultrasound and we are the first in the province wanting to acquire it. The addition of this device will allow us to meet the growing demand for diagnostic breast ultrasound. This technology, as a complement to mammography examination, has been recognized to increase the detection of breast cancer lesions by 35.7% for breasts with dense breast tissue.” explains Dr. John LeBlanc, Chief of Medical Imaging at the Chaleur Regional Hospital.
Last year there were 950 breast ultrasound exams and currently we have a waiting list of 573 patients for this exam. With the new technology of this equipment, the acquisition time of the exam is less than the traditional method of breast ultrasound, which means that the number of ultrasound exams processed will increase and there will be a decrease in the waiting list.
ACADIAN PENINSULA HOSPITAL FOUNDATIONS
In addition to supporting the Roses Radiothon, the foundations on the Acadian Peninsula will also be supporting their respective facility. Of the amounts raised in their areas, 20 percent will go toward the Roses Radiothon to support the fight against cancer at the regional hospital and 80 percent will go to their facility to meet specific needs.
Therefore, in addition to supporting the fight against cancer, your contribution will support the front-line professionals in the Acadian Peninsula hospitals. Health care in our region has never been this important.
THE FONDATION HÔPITAL DE L’ENFANT-JÉSUS
The Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital offers a range of primary care services, including an emergency room and 12 inpatient beds. The facility has more than 200 employees and a team of committed general physicians and specialists.
This year, thanks to your donation to the Roses Radiothon, the Enfant-Jésus Hospital RHSJ† will be able to continue to maintain and strengthen certain services focused on evaluation and analysis, comfort and patient safety. The Enfant Jesus Hospital in Caraquet will be able to proceed with the acquisition of equipment in the areas of rehabilitation, Medical Imaging and Medicine.
LA FONDATION DE L’HÔPITAL DE LAMÈQUE INC.
Thanks to your generosity, your donation to the Roses Radiothon will allow the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre to increase the quality of services offered to the population through an expansion project in the Family Medicine Unit (FMU). This $1 million project is long overdue.
The FMU at the Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre is staffed by five physicians, three nurse practitioners, and nursing and administrative support staff. The expansion will improve patient and staff comfort and access to primary health care for the community.
On average, more than 9,500 patients a year visit the FMU to see a physician or nurse practitioner. The expansion project will accommodate a large number of patients and reduce visits to the hospital’s walk-in clinic and to the emergency departments of other hospitals on the Acadian Peninsula.
THE FONDATION LES AMIS DE L’HÔPITAL DE TRACADIE
The Tracadie Hospital has 59 beds and 400 employees, including a medical team of 20 physicians. It admits close to 2,000 patients per year and receives over 23,000 emergency room visits annually. In addition to 24/7 emergency services, it offers general medicine, concentrated, palliative and dialysis care, diagnostic and therapeutic services, ambulatory care and specialized services.
This year, the Roses Radiothon will allow the purchase of equipment for palliative care, the endoscopy clinic and the electrodiagnostic clinic at the Tracadie Hospital.