Standing (from left): Tuck Shop volunteer Sheila Lawson

Standing (from left): Tuck Shop volunteer Sheila Lawson

Tim Hortons and Tuck Shop furnish room in Creston Valley Hospital

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Thanks to the efforts of the Creston Tim Hortons team and volunteers from the Creston Valley Hospital Tuck Shop last September, $5,040 was raised for the Creston Valley Hospital.

As well as selling cookies for the Smile Cookie campaign, the Tuck Shop contributed an additional $4,025 towards the furnishings for a new private room at the hospital to enhance choices for patients who prefer being admitted to a private room. Although the room is available as a private room, its use is not solely restricted to this purpose.

The room has new cabinets, and a new couch and recliner — which offer comfort for patients when out of bed and a place for visitors — a new over-bed table, as well as a bistro table and new blinds. All these items meet infection control standards and are easy to clean, comfortable and bright.

“This new space enhances recovery, privacy, comfort and improves healing,” said Chris Ondrik, Creston Valley Hospital site manager. “Studies have linked a higher percentage of single-bed rooms to better infection control, reduced medical errors, fewer falls, improved sleep and better patient outcomes.

“We are grateful to Tim Hortons, our tremendous Tuck Shop volunteers and everyone in our community. We truly appreciate the on-going support that both groups have provided to us.”