More care under funding freeze says WDMH

The Winchester District Hospital Foundation has recognized Jannet and David Rijstenbil for their donation of furniture to the hospital for the obstetrics and post-partum units. (Photo/WDMH)

WINCHESTER – Despite a five-year funding freeze, the Winchester District Memorial Hospital said it’s providing more care to area patients.

During its annual general meeting on Tuesday last week, hospital brass said they’ve added specialty clinics for endocrinology, neurology and rheumatology in the past year.

The hospital has also added a cardiac rehabilitation program.

“Together, we have much to be proud of,” said hospital board chairman Stephen McClellan.

The AGM audience also heard that five new hospital members, including an obstetrician-gynecologist, have come on board.

The delivery room was also busy last year as 761 babies were delivered.

The Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation held its AGM the following day (Wednesday).

The foundation transferred nearly $1.4 million to the hospital this year to allow it to buy 27 pieces of medical equipment.

The WDMH Foundation also recognized David and Jannet Rijstenbil for their donation of 16 pieces of furniture to the hospital’s obstetrics and post-partum units.

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