Together, We Care Live Announcement

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital launches its largest capital campaign ever

October 13 (Guelph)Together, We Care is the largest capital campaign in Guelph General Hospital’s history and is focused on three areas of the hospital with crucial needs. The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital has already raised $27.6 million towards the campaign’s $34-million goal and is now looking to the community at large for the remainder.

Co-chaired by Linda Hasenfratz, Susan Frasson and Rob Wesseling, Together, We Care will support expanding the Emergency Department including much-needed, dedicated spaces for mental health and addictions care. It will also fund the replacing of aging equipment and replace it with innovative technologies to provide quicker, better and safer diagnosis and treatment, improved outcomes and patient comfort. Finally, it will fund the reimaging and renovation of the Hospital’s Special Care Nursery that supports the tiniest patients and their families.

Community support is fundamental in the hospital’s ability to care for the community it serves, says Hospital President and CEO Marianne Walker. “Donors make an incredible difference to the care we are able to provide at Guelph General Hospital because they fund virtually every piece of patient care equipment we purchase…the tools our caregivers need to provide comfort and caring, healing and curing to our community.”

Close to $9 million in campaign funds has already been used to buy priority equipment including a CT scanner, mammography machine, scopes, infection-identifying machine, vital signs monitors, infant warmers, beds and much more.

‘’We still have $6.4 million to raise to ensure we are able to complete these projects. We hope everyone will consider supporting in some way,” Foundation Board Chair Paul Osborne says. “We all need the hospital at some point in our lives. Guelph General is one of Ontario’s best and safest hospitals and together we can keep it that way.”

Community members are encouraged to visit or call the Foundation at 519-837-6422 to learn more.