Prior to the establishment of the Dr Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation Inc. in 1999, healthcare related donations were contributed through the hospital to the Swift Current Health District.
Similar arrangements were in place throughout the various healthcare facilities and Health Districts that were operated throughout the south west at that time.
In the late 1990s a group of concerned and dedicated citizens felt that a Foundation was required that could “centralize” the gathering of donations and work strictly toward generating donations to be used in healthcare related activities.
On March 29, 1999, the Dr Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation Inc was established. An Administrator was hired and almost immediately, projects were undertaken to raise money for needed equipment – Dialysis machines, Heart monitors, Ventilators and much more - was funded and installed in the Swift Current Hospital.
In 2003, with the realignment of Health Districts into the Cypress Health Region, the Foundation entered into an agreement with the Cypress Health Region to undertake the work of the Foundation throughout the entire Health Region.
The Dr Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc. exists to raise, administer and disburse funds to improve the quality and availability of healthcare for all residents living in Southwest Saskatchewan.
Our goal is to be seen as the “Charity of Choice” as it applies to healthcare donations within the Southwest. To accomplish this, we must: