About The Foundation

The Meaford Hospital Foundation was established to raise, receive, and manage money for the purpose of purchasing capital equipment and building improvements at Brightshores Meaford. This funding role is critical to the hospital’s viability since the government provides few funds for capital purchases. Funds are derived from a variety of sources including gifts from individuals, clubs, associations and businesses; bequests; memorials; mail campaign and investment interest. Funds are raised for equipment at Brightshores Meaford as well as regionally.

In 2023, Grey Bruce Health Services underwent a name change and is now Brightshores Health System.

The Foundation is governed by an elected Board of Directors, all of whom are community volunteers. Please click on the Board of Directors tab to get to know our board.

Legal Information
The legal name of the Foundation is Meaford Hospital Foundation.
Charitable registration #11903 6408 RR0001

How to Contact Us
Meaford Hospital Foundation
229 Nelson Street West
Meaford ON N4L 1A3
Telephone: (519) 538-1311, ext. 4208
Email: mhfoundation@brightshores.ca

Our Hospital

The Meaford Hospital was built in 1952 and expanded in 1995.

In 1998 the Meaford Hospital joined with hospitals in Markdale, Owen Sound, Southampton, Lion’s Head and Wiarton to form the Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS). All sites are active components and play a vital role in providing local health care. The Meaford Hospital site continues to develop its rich history as a highly respected hospital.

Brightshores Meaford is a community hospital with:

  • Busy O.R.
  • Active 24-hour Emergency Department.
  • 15 in-patient beds.
  • A dedicated multi-disciplinary staff committed to providing excellence in care.
  • 7 family physicians.
  • A vibrant and successful Foundation.
  • A dedicated Auxiliary of over 45 volunteers.

As a community hospital, the main focus for Brightshores Meaford is to provide primary care to people in the surrounding area. Most secondary care medical service is provided at Brightshores Owen Sound for residents of Grey and Bruce Counties.

It should be noted that:

  • Brightshores Meaford experiences 10,500 ER visits/year and 7,500 clinic visits/year.
  • A recent study indicated that Brightshores Meaford has one of the fastest emergency responses to treatment times for a hospital of its size in Ontario.
  • Brightshores Meaford has one of the most active operating rooms of any rural hospital in Grey and Bruce, conducting approximately 1,000 plus surgeries/year.
  • Brightshores Meaford Lab performs in excess of 536,000 tests/year (1,300 plus visits) and D.I. (Diagnostic Imaging) sees approximately 8,200 plus patients/year.
  • Next to Owen Sound, the Brightshores Meaford offers a wide range of services in the region, including day surgery, inpatient care, 24/7 ER and clinics in dermatology, urology, plastics, psycho geriatrics and orthopedics.
  • Brightshores Meaford offers full service access to Lab and D.I., physiotherapy, diabetes education and mental health counseling.