The Shellbrook and District Health Services Foundation Inc. (SDHSF) is a registered non-profit charitable organization. It was originally formed in 1999 as the Shellbrook & District Health Services Project Inc. to raise funds to build a new integrated healthcare facility primarily to serve the needs of residents in a 40 to 50 mile radius. The facility would be home to a new 20 bed Acute Care Hospital, an enclosed ambulance entrance, 6 bed Emergency/Trauma centre, 34 bed Long Term Care centre, as well as 20 offices providing support services for Chiropractor, Massage therapy, Physiotherapy, Addictions Counselling, Social Services, Prenatal Care, Home Care, Public Health, Dietician, mental health and many others.
The tremendous spirit of support shown by SDHSF donors – individuals, families, businesses, corporations, organizations – has made it possible for the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Project Inc. to raise funds for their facility. The $26.5 million Parkland Integrated Health Care and 100 Dr. Jack Spencer Way in Shellbrook opened in June 2013 on time and on budget. The original fundraising board has changed the name to a “Foundation” to reflect our new purpose once the new facility was operational. One mission of SDHSF is to raise and manage funds to support the Parkland Integrated Health Centre and care of its patients and residents, the other being an advisory board to the Health Region for the operation of this facility.
The Foundation and its volunteer Board of Directors is grateful for every donation, large or small. It recognizes donors on its Donor Wall, located at the main entrance of the Parkland Integrated Health Centre.
SDHSF has partnered with Saskatoon Community Foundation to access its financial expertise. Through the relationship with SCF, SDHSF has simplified the process for donors wishing to give life insurance, appreciated securities or property, providing significant tax advantages to those making much appreciated gifts to our Foundation. Our Managed Fund is for investment purposes, such that capital and investment returns are available to our Foundation on short notice. The SDHSF Agency Fund is a permanent endowment, from which a portion of the investment income is provided annually to our Foundation. Over time, the Agency Fund will grow, providing long-term financial stability to our annual budget.