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Local communities donate $750,000 to GBGH!

Cheque Presentation - March 18

Incredible generosity can do incredible things; just look at what 963 people, businesses and community groups did for their hospital in 2015.

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) received $750,000 in community donations to purchase more than 40 essential pieces of equipment that will help the hospital in its vision to provide exceptional care, every person, every time.

The community came together to provide $750,000 that will purchase

  • 12 Patient Beds
  • 11 Patient Bedside Chairs
  • 8 Vital Signs Monitors
  • 7 Medication Carts
  • 2 Ventilators for breathing support
  • 2 Blood Culture Analyzers
  • 1 Operating Room Table
  • Modernized Nurse Call System
  • and a number of essential building and software upgrades.

 

“We are very grateful to our communities for their generosity and support,” says hospital President and CEO Karen McGrath. “The equipment funded by our community in 2015 represents some of the essential tools our physicians & staff need to do their work. Each year as our equipment gets older and technology forges ahead, the list of needs gets longer at GBGH and we rely on our community to provide the funds for equipment purchases because the government does not.”

Government funding in Ontario does not pay for any equipment in hospitals; healthcare tax dollars fund only the operational side of things like salaries, medication and operating expenses (heat, hydro).  As equipment ages, it eventually becomes obsolete or inoperative and must be replaced.  When this happens, GBGH relies on the generosity of the local communities to provide the funds to purchase new and updated tools.

“All those who donate to support our hospital are heroes in our eyes,” says Carey Moran, President of the GBGH Foundation. “It is a remarkable story when a community works so hard to keep our hospital strong.”

The GBGH Foundation is the charitable body that connects the community to the hospital in order to raise the funds necessary to keep the equipment strong. Each year, the GBGH Foundation commits to raising $750,000 for the annual equipment needs at the hospital.  For more information on how you can help, please visit www.526give.ca or call 705-526-GIVE (4483). 

 

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