Photo, from left to right:Jennifer Lafleur, Team Leader Urgent Care Oceanside Health Centre (OHC); Nancy Kroes, OHC Coordinator Integrated Services & Home Support; George Shipley, Past-President PQB Elks; Don Walker, PQB Elks Secretary; Norm Woodcock. PQB Elks President.
The Parksville Qualicum Beach Elks #589 work hard throughout the year to fundraise for worthy causes both locally and nationally. Since 2001 the service club has given $12,000 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation for the benefit of patients receiving care Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). This year they expanded their scope of compassion to include the Oceanside Health Centre.
Earlier this week, the group presented two cheque of $500 each; one will help Oceanside Health Centre purchase needed equipment and the second $500 will support the equipment needs of a new Cardiac Clinic at NRGH. The Elk’s hard work and support has increased healthcare options for local people seeking medical care on Central Vancouver Island.