Calgary Health Trust

Women's Health receives a generous gift

The Canadian Progress Club - Calgary Wild Rose gave a generous donation of $21,000 to the Calgary Health Trust in support of Women's Health. The donation will be split between the Pelvic Floor Clinic at the Women's Health Centre and the Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART) at the Sheldon Chumir Centre.

The funds going to the Pelvic Floor Clinic will be used to purchase a bladder scanner. Many women are suffering in silence with pelvic floor disorders, and these disorders can significantly compromise their quality of life. The bladder scanner is required to identify patients who are not emptying their bladders sufficiently. It will reduce the need for invasive catheterization and will save time for nurses.

The other portion of donated funds will go to the Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART). The CSART program provides 24 hour on-call coverage seven days a week for sexual assault victims that come forward to any health care provider or law enforcement agency in Southern Alberta. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for CSART's third option project. The project will allow victims to have evidence collected and stored while they make a decision about the next step they are going to take. CSART needs to purchase appropriate equipment such as a heat sealer, lockers, tie straps, hangers, clothes pins, roller hangers, a table and cabinet to store the evidence. In addition, the funds will also be used to modify the existing security system for the room.

The Calgary Health Trust is very grateful for the Canadian Progress Club's continued dedication to enhancing health care in the community. For more information about the Canadian Progress Club - Calgary Wild Rose, visit their website