The role played by Kemptville District Hospital during the 1998 ice storm is on display.
The KDH Foundation has prepared a display to look back at the crucial role played by the hospital 20 years after the fact.
KDH played a crucial role as the first and primary shelter in Kemptville during the first few days of the storm. It was also a communications facilitator and a meal preparation hub. The release states that many staff and volunteers worked day and night, making thousands of meals to be sent to military units and local shelters, as well as providing for patients and staff.
Foundation Senior Manager Mary Boucher was the driving force behind the project. She says many photos brought back fond memories of the late Harry Pratt who often spoke about KDH’s involvement. Pratt was one of many people spending a lot of time at the hospital helping others during the efforts.
The story will be shared in the next issue of Health Matters but you can drop by and see the display, located in the lobby of the main entrance at KDH.