The numbers are in and the Ste. Anne Hospital Foundation is pleased with the success of their recent online auction. The online auction, which took place in April, was held to raise money towards the expansion of the emergency room at the Ste. Anne Hospital.
Cécile Dumesnil, with Ste. Anne Hospital Foundation is thrilled with the success of this year’s online auction.
“Thirty-nine businesses in the region offered forty-nine products and services of a total retail value of $47,704,” stated Dumesnil. “We would like to thank all the sponsors and donors who have given so generously to make this auction possible.”
The items and services were listed and sold on eBay consisted of goods and services needed for construction, renovation or landscaping. Twenty-four bidders purchased all the items and raised a total of $30,000. The money will be added to the 10% community contribution needed as part of the construction costs of the Ste-Anne Hospital’s new surgical suite currently under construction. The money is also being spent on a new patients’ lounge which will be dedicated to Dr. Patrick Doyle.
The total cost for the project is estimated at $15 million and the foundation has committed to fundraising $1.5 million. The Town of Ste-Anne, the surrounding municipalities and the private sector have been invited to contribute generously to the project.
Once the surgical suite is complete, the Ste. Anne Hospital will be able to offer full time operating services and alleviate some of the pressure on Bethesda Hospital’s surgical department.