The $500,000 gift will be used to support simulation training for health care professionals and to purchase specialized equipment and supplies. A number of hospital departments will benefit from the purchases including the Paediatric Medical Day Unit; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the Art Therapy Program.
The Palmers lived all their fifty-five years of marriage in Aylmer, Ontario. Shortly before she passed away in June 2010, Mrs. Palmer chose to honour her late husband, a dedicated Shriner, with a $300,000 donation to Children’s. Her donation helped build the new Children’s Hospital, and create a special mural in honour of the Shriners’ generous support of Children’s through the years.
“We honour the memory of John and Dorothy Palmer for Raising Hope,” says Debbie Comuzzi, President and CEO of Children’s Health Foundation. “The impact of the Palmer’s generosity will be broad reaching, and it will affect the lives of so many children in the southwestern Ontario region – including those from their home community of Aylmer.”
To learn more about Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Health Foundation visit, http://www.childhealth.ca