Fritz Pfeiffer (centre) told BV Health Care & Hospital Foundation chair Dale Perry (left) and Northern Health's Cormac Hikisch (right) that he is donating $1.6 million towards the purchase of a CT scanner in Smithers.

$1.6 million donation for Smithers CT scanner

Telkwa's Fritz Pfeiffer is giving $1.6 million to the Bulkley Valley Health Care & Hospital Foundation for a CT scanner in Smithers.

There was a big announcement at Saturday’s Bulkley Valley Health Care & Hospital 5th Annual Fundraising Gala, $1.6 million big.

Telkwa’s Fritz Pfeiffer has donated $1.6 million for a new CT scanner in Smithers.

While Northern Health health service administrator Cormac Hikisch said there is still work to be done before the diagnostic tool would arrive, he told the crowd at the gala that the gift was a big step forward.

The event has been a great source of funds for health care initiatives and equipment. The maternity ward upgrade under construction now was the recipient of donations and money raised by auctioning of trips, toys and services from local and regional businesses.

This year, the Bulkley Lodge retirement home in Smithers that offers 24/7 care to seniors will be the benefactor of this year’s gala. What the funds will specifically be used for has yet to be finalized by Northern Health, the foundation and the Lodge.

 

Read more in the Oct. 5 edition of The Interior News.