St. John’s, NL – Today the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation held its annual general meeting, virtually. Martin Sullivan, Chair, Janeway Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Rebecca Dutton, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation, reflected on the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, and celebrated the impact donors’ support has had on children’s health this past year.

“This past year was a year like no other – but we saw the support for the Janeway continue, all to provide the best possible care for children’s health in Newfoundland and Labrador,” stated Martin Sullivan.

This past year fundraising was focused on programs like healthcare provider continuing education, pediatric research, and the purchase of vital equipment, such as:

  • A CT scanner
  • A mobile ultrasound unit
  • Transport incubators
  • Fetal monitors
  • An advanced birthing simulator
  • Adaptive bikes

“Thank you to the incredible donors who give so generously. Despite the challenges, corporate and community groups, retailers, schools, and individuals came together and raised a remarkable amount of money to support sick and injured children,” said Rebecca Dutton. “Thank you to each of the Janeway Foundation volunteers from across the province, in particular our Board members, who have made a significant commitment to help the Janeway enhance the care provided to the children of this province.”

2021-22’s Board of Directors was announced:

Martin Sullivan, Chair
Glenn Stanford, Secretary
Krista Ryan, Treasurer
Chris King
Charlene Johnson
Karen Winsor
CJ Nolan

New board members, Clare Stewart Brown and Gill Whelan, were welcomed.

Also speaking at the meeting were Quinn Schmiedendorf, Janeway Patient and Champion Child, Rita Pennell, a 27-year volunteer fundraiser with the Janeway Foundation, and David Diamond, President and CEO, Eastern Health. 

“We know that 2020 was a tough year for healthcare, which makes the Foundation’s accomplishments for 2020-21 that much more significant,” said David Diamond. “You achieved your target – to raise $3 million dollars for a new CT scanner. This scanner will change the lives of our patients, and our practitioners. It’s an invaluable tool and we are so thankful for this gift.”

The Janeway Foundation’s Annual Report for 2020-2021 is available online.

About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of NL children, while promoting awareness of these needs.