The Hanover and District Hospital Foundation is well on its way to reaching it 350 thousand dollar fundraising goal.
The Foundation recently cut a cheque for 134 thousand dollars and presented it to the Hospital
Foundation Coordinator Angela Wainscott says the money was raised in this year's Gala as well as the Foundation's newest event Barnyard Bingo.
She says the Foundation will be able to make another cheque presentation to the Hospital once the Foundation's Christmas campaign wraps up this year.
While the 350- thousand-dollar fundraising project is an ambitious one, she is confident that the community will rally to support the cause.
She says the Hospital's current cardiac monitoring system is outdated and no longer supports new software updates needed to remain an effective tool for staff.
To add to the challenge, she says replacement parts are increasingly scarce as they are no longer in production.
The new 350 thousand dollar cardiac monitoring system is more technically advanced which Wainscott says will benefit patients.
The new system is capable of sending a visual display of a patient's cardiac status, blood pressure, respiration and oxygen levels to the mobile phone or tablet of the nursing staff.
This creates an easy and effective way to send cardiac traces to cardiology specialists for review.
As a rural hospital, this is deemed especially important as Hanover does not have a cardiac specialist on site.
The new system will also drastically increase the speed in which hospital staff can diagnose and treat patients.
Wainscott expects that the Foundation will reach its 350-thousand dollar target by the end of 2020.
In the meantime, she says the Foundation will continue to host fundraising events and initiatives to reach this goal.