The Hamilton Professional Fire Fighter’s Association (HPFFA), Local 288 has long been a supporter of Hamilton General Hospital Foundation. With over $1,300,000 donated to the Hospital (including funds for the original hyperbaric chamber in the burn unit, participation in fundraisers such as the Annual Strides for the General 5km run and support for the Annual Burn Survivor Christmas Party) the HPFFA continues to work to help whenever possible.
The HPFFA Charity has made a $5,000 donation to the Hyperbaric Medicine Department (Hamilton General Hospital) to support the purchase of a Hemoglobin & Carbon Monoxide Sensor.
Dr. Jay MacDonald stated, “The Hemoglobin & Carbon Monoxide sensor, when paired with an infrared thermometer will help to accurately ascertain temperatures on patients who have radiation or burns to their head and neck area. Typical oral thermometers do not work as well. With this funding from the HPFFA- Local 288, there will be a big and positive impact in patient care”.
HPFFA President, Stan Double, shared, “Local 288 is proud to provide continued support for the Hamilton General Hospital, the patients in need and the staff who work so hard to provide care to our community. We couldn’t do this without the generosity of the HPFFA membership in which donations like these are raised through our payroll contribution program”.
Please check out the following video thank you from Dr. MacDonald: