The acquisition of an electronic bracelet system for newborns at the Gatineau Hospital was made possible through a donation of $ 100,000 from Mr. Gilles Lalonde,Jean Coutu Group affiliated pharmacist and owner. The Gatineau Hospital is the second hospital in Quebec to hold such a system. The arrival of a child is a happy and unique event. Parents can now welcome their bundle of joy in full peace of mind. Infants wear their wristband from birth and throughout their stay in hospital. The bracelet that weighs just 9 grams is equipped with an electronic chip that will trigger an audible and visual alarm if the baby makes an unplanned output wing of motherhood. Hospital staff, whose past duties included surveillance and monitoring, can now focus entirely on the well-being of children and their parents.
“As a businessman and citizen of Gatineau involved in my community for over 30 years, I am concerned about the needs and health services in our area. I am also a father, so I’m glad I could do my part to increase the safety of babies born at our hospital. “Said Gilles Lalonde, Jean Coutu Group affiliated pharmacist and owner.
“The generous contribution of Mr. Gilles Lalonde is the perfect example that the Foundation, through its donors, plays an important role in the projects necessary for the well-being of our community. Following this gift, it will certainly encourage others to do the same. “Said Ms. Louise Poirier, the Board of Director Chairman of the Gatineau Health Foundation.
Mr. Lalonde thank you for your generous donation!