Wheatland County donates to Drumheller Area Health Foundation | DrumhellerMail
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Wheatland County donates to Drumheller Area Health Foundation

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A donation in support of the Drumheller Area Health Foundation (DAHF) was approved by Wheatland County council at the regular Tuesday, October 5 council meeting.
DAHF Executive Director Trisha Hampton previously gave a presentation to council on September 21 explaining the work DAHF does to help fund equipment and education for the Drumheller Health Centre which serves a large geographic area, including areas of Wheatland County. Hampton also explained the foundation is currently fundraising to purchase a new laparoscopic tower for the operating room, which is estimated to cost $160,000.
“Over the years, at least in my term, Drumheller has not requested anything from Wheatland County,” said Division 7 Councillor Ben Armstrong during the October meeting.
He estimates some 400 Wheatland County residents from the Dalum, Rosebud, and Hussar areas utilize and benefit from the Drumheller Health Centre.
Councillor Armstrong added, when it comes to health and health services, it is important for the county to represent this area as much as the Highway 1, Strathmore region of the county.
Wheatland County Reeve Amber Link noted, “Some of these health care or social service things we consider, they do contribute to the sustainability of our municipality as well.”
Council unanimously carried the motion to approve a $4,000 donation to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation.

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