The Stettler Festival of Lights committee under the umbrella of the Stettler Health Services Foundation is proud to announce that funds have been approved for the Stettler District Ambulance Association (SDAA) to purchase one Lucas 3 Chest Compression System at a cost of $14,000.00. Ambulance staff will train on the equipment, participate in a 3 month trial and then the purchase will take place. With our communities increasing call volume, increased time on task, long rural responses and lack of available resources in our communities, this resource will provide SDAA with a progressive valuable tool to ensure our clients receive the best quality Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as possible.
(Nathan Grove, Frank Gorjans, Andrew Buchanan, Crystal Lawrence-Piggott) (Tyler Rutherford)
The FOL Committee also has approved funding to purchase a Stryker Power Pro Stretcher at a cost of $16,500. This stretcher is a quality improvement initiative in which has proven to reduce worker's compensation costs, injuries, lost and modified workdays, while improving recruitment and retention due to lifting concerns.
The purchase of these two items will be funded through the annual 2017 Festival of Lights weeklong events that will occur in November/December in Stettler. This year is the 20th year of this event and over the course of 20 years $949,856.00 has been raised to directly fund health care projects at the Stettler Health Care Centre. Future announcements for Health Care enhancements for this year's festival will be released over the next three months. Thank you to the Stettler community for making these purchases possible.