Calgary Health Foundation

Burn Rehabilitation Clinic recieves a generous donation

The Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (CFBTS) has donated $189,500 to Calgary Health Trust in support of renovations for the Burn Unit Rehabilitation Clinic at Foothills Medical Centre.

The donation helped the clinic install new walls, replace tiles and create private treatment spaces. The clinic provides rehabilitation services for burn victims and also houses a Hand Clinic.

"The CFBTS is proud to have been able to contribute to the renovation of the rehabilitation unit, and we are very excited to be a part of the unveiling today," says Ray Musulak, President, Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.  "As firefighters, we understand the burn injury healing process is long and difficult. This renovation will hopefully help that process become shorter and more comfortable for patients. We also appreciate all of the guidance and insight from Dr. Nickerson, Dr. Gabriel and the entire team from the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Centre."

The CFBTS has been a strong supporter of the Foothills Medical Centre Burn Unit since 1987. The CFBTS has a holistic approach when allocating funds to the Burn Unit. These funds have purchased innovative equipment and helped with several facility upgrades over time.

"The support of the CFBTS has greatly impacted clinical treatments from acute care through to outpatient rehabilitation services for burn patients from Calgary and southern Alberta," says Dr. Vince Gabriel, Director, Burn Clinic. "We are very fortunate and grateful to have the CFBTS as a charity partner to support outstanding facilities where we can address long-term effects of burn injuries such as scarring, muscle wasting and joint contractures."

For more information about the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, visit their website.