P.E.I. company helps to fuel the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Home heating retailer makes donation to pediatrics unit

Published on March 7, 2017

Dr. Barbara Flanagan, left, chairwoman of the QEH Foundation’s annual Friends for Life Campaign, and Philippe Lagacé and Dale Eustace of CST Canada Co. present Dr. Kathryn Bigsby, pediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with a donation of $54,171 toward the new cardio-respiratory central monitoring system in the Pediatric Unit of the QEH.

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CHARLOTTETOWN. P.E.I. – Esso’s exclusive retailer for business and home heating and energy solutions in P.E.I. has donated $54,171 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in Charlottetown.

CST Canada Co. made the cheque presentation recently. The funds stem from the company’s campaign last year that pledged to donate one cent for every litre of home heating oil sold until Dec. 31, 2016, in support of children’s health.

“Community involvement is a core value at CST and we are very proud to be able to provide our support to this very worthy cause,” said Martin Longpré, vice-president of business and home energy for CST Canada Co.

Dr. Barbara Flanagan, chairwoman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation’s annual Friends for Life Campaign, said the funds will be allocated toward a new cardio-respiratory central monitoring system in the hospital’s pediatric unit.

This advanced system is important for the QEH’s young patients who require constant monitoring as a result of apnea problems, heart issues, respiratory and oxygen deficiencies. The monitoring system is used with the pediatric unit’s most critically ill patients, and this system alarms at the nurses’ station as well as mobile devices carried by nurses should levels change, ensuring immediate attention, benefiting both patients and staff.

CST also donated 100 tickets to five provincial organizations for the Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest. They include two Boys and Girls Clubs in Charlottetown and Summerside, the Chances Early Childhood Education Centre, the P.E.I. Association Newcomers to Canada, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of P.E.I.