Case for Support
To inspire our community to be passionately invested in quality health care.
To provide resources to our healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the community.
A Proud History of Health Care Close to Home
Meaford Hospital, part of the Grey Bruce Health System (GBHS), is a leader in health care for select acute care and other community programs and services. This “hub” of healthcare sites, includes Owen Sound, Lion’s Head, Markdale, Meaford, Southampton and Wiarton. The Meaford Hospital has been taking care of our local community for 70 years. Today, our hospital continues to provide exemplary health care to the residents of the Municipality of Meaford, The Town of Blue Mountains, and the North-East portion of the District of Grey County.
The Municipality of Meaford and the Town of Blue Mountains are some of the fastest growing communities in all of Ontario. Growth is steadily upon us.
Responding to Our Need
Ensuring quality health care close to home also means ensuring that our medical team has the necessary equipment they need to deliver the health care they are trained to provide. Contrary to popular belief, new medical equipment and other capital expenditures are NOT covered by provincial funding. Hospitals are 100 per cent responsible for the purchase of equipment, as well as other capital purchases such as minor renovations and computer systems. That means Hospitals must raise the money in the community in order to buy everything from blood pressure cuffs and patient beds to the hi-tech equipment in the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
It Will Make a Difference
The benefit of our investment in equipment will serve to ease the continuing and increased demands of our collective communities served by the Meaford Hospital Site within the Grey Bruce Health Services family.
By the Numbers
Meaford Hospital Quick Facts
Below are quick facts about the Meaford Hospital Site itself from 2020/2021, indicating the high level of patient activity carried out by the hospital, for both inpatients and ambulatory care needs as a whole:
Grey Bruce Health Services
Below are some additional statistics about the entire Grey Bruce Health Services as a whole:
Quality Acute Patient Care Close to Home: Equipment
The Meaford Hospital Foundation has been raising funds to support equipment purchases for the Hospital since its founding in 1983. Working together with GBHS, the Foundation is committed to creating a healthy community. Over the years, donors and volunteers from the Meaford Hospital Foundation have helped to fund many priority needs, including most recently, the new MRI for our catchment area. Funds have also purchased equipment to improve healthcare.
Cataract Surgery Suite
The Cataract Surgery Suite at the Meaford Hospital will be providing Ophthalmology procedures, performed by highly skilled Ophthalmologists using state-of-the-art equipment supported by highly qualified personnel.
The Cataract Surgery Suite will provide comprehensive Medical, Surgical and Vision Correction services. The Suite is designed to reduce wait times and improve outcomes for patients, especially for patients who need Cataract surgery, by removing clouded natural lenses and replacing them with artificial plastic lenses. The technology used has the ability to correct other vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and anti-stigmatism. Patients will be able to customize their procedure/vision needs.
The equipment within the Cataract Surgery Suite will provide further capability for Orthopedic, Urology and Endoscopy procedures.
Below are the Capital Equipment Requirements for the current Fiscal Year at both the Meaford Hospital Site, as well as a portion of the Capital Equipment needs within GBHS as a whole.
We ask that you please consider making an investment in hospital equipment through the Meaford Hospital Foundation. Let’s ensure that the Hospital and GBHS have the medical equipment it needs, to continue to deliver excellent health care close to home.
“It has been a challenging year for so many people on so many different levels – the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused illness and hurt our community, disrupted family lives, and kept us apart from our loved ones, as well as impacted our mental health. Throughout all of this, individuals and businesses have contributed immensely and for that, we are extremely grateful.”
Gary Sims, President and CEO, Grey Bruce Health Services
Rob Peacock, M.A., CFRE
CEO – Meaford Hospital Foundation
519-538-1311 Ext. 4208