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Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation

Posted by Admin on September 20, 2018

Despite what you might think, the Government does not fully fund healthcare in Ontario.  At the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, more 90% of all medical equipment & technology is funded through community support. Thankfully, we have the G&M Hospital Foundation. They make sure there are ample donations and funds to keep the hospital operating at a high level.

As of right now, the foundations highest priority at the Hospital is to raise funds for their Surgical Program.  In 2015, almost 5000 surgical procedures were completed in the 3 operating rooms at the Collingwood hospital. They have enough room space for operations, but are in need of upgraded and additional equipment so they can continue to provide superior service as well as cut down on the wait times.

Up to date and improved surgical equipment helps to develop the hospitals ability to care for patients properly who have serious illnesses, injuries and other conditions. It also increases the range of operations that can be performed which can create more positive experiences at Collingwood Hospital. It is crucial to adapt and upgrade facilities and instruments as procedures become more and more complicated and technology advances. Our community is lucky to have some of the finest orthopedic, general and gynecology surgeons in Ontario, and your support helps put the best tools in their hands.

With community help, the hospital foundation can make smart investments based on current needs as well as those of the future.  They are determined to invest in new equipment and technology and ensure that the purchases are transportable to a new facility. Patient beds, cardiac monitors and surgical tools that are purchased today can and will be transported the new hospital for use there.

There is a lot of interest surrounding the future site and new hospital coming to our community. Although this is exciting news, it is important to remember that our community’s healthcare needs won’t wait until we have a new building. The hospital needs to renovate their emergency room to provide each patient with privacy and personalized care that they need. There needs to be basic infrastructure repairs, like elevators and fire alarm panels. The staff also needs to be equipped with the tools that will help them do the best job possible. Again, with community help, the hospital will make the necessary investments based on today’s needs and those of the future.

With the enthusiastic and generous support of this beautiful community, the CGMHF is determined to continue to be a trusted partner of the CGMH. This will help the Hospital to play its role in the local healthcare facilities.

Multiple Ways to Donate

At the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation, there are a number of different vehicles and donation options for you to choose from. See link below the listed options to find out more!

  • Honour a caregiver
  • Baby Wall
  • In memory
  • In Honour
  • Monthly giving
  • Major Gift
  • Become a hospital Hero
  • Become a volunteer
  • The giving circle
  • Planned gift
  • Stocks and securities
  • Gift of life insurance

Find out more: HERE


The Hospital foundation also holds a number of events throughout the year to gather community support and donations on an ongoing basis. This includes the upcoming Everest Challenge which the Greg Syrota Team will be participating in, so don’t forget to donate! More information on the CGMHF events can be found in the link below

Find out more:  HERE

Donate to the Greg Syrota Team HERE

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