New equipment will be coming to multiple departments in the Timmins and District Hospital thanks to a recent donation.

The hospital Auxiliary is donating $81,000 to the hospital foundation. The money will purchase equipment for six different departments, including a$20,000 refrigerator for the laboratory. Lab Supervisor Daryl Corriveau says this will ensure that blood samples and products will not spoil.

Another big purchase is five new treatment chairs for the emergency room. Head of the Emergency Room Kim Bazinet says these chairs will free up stretchers in the emergency room for more serious cases.

Bazinet says the departments rely on the hospital foundation for all capital equipment costs.

From 1993 to present day, the auxiliary has raised over one point five million dollars for the hospital foundation.