About the WDH Foundation

Our Mission & Vision: The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation envisions a broad spectrum, modern Hospital that consistently meets the ever changing standards in medical technology and is well positioned to offer the best possible healthcare in a rural setting. We strive to make this vision a reality by acting as a community partner to facilitate the collection of fund to benefit the medical equipment and facilities upgrade needs of the Wingham & District Hospital.

Did You Know?

  • The Wingham & District Hospital has the only chemotherapy clinic in Huron and Bruce Counties.
  • Is a designated regional rehabilitation centre
  • Provides care for over 38,000 patient visits each year
  • Is working to create a one-stop-shop healthcare campus in partnership with the Royal Oaks Health & Wellness Centre – a unique rural healthcare initiative
  • The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation has funded vital medical equipment for the Hospital valued at more than $5.5 million – all thanks to generous community donations.

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Message from the Chair

Healthcare is something that touches the lives of every single person in our community. The Wingham & District Hospital is vital to providing live changing and live saving care to our family, friends and neighbours.

Every single member of the Foundation Board knows the importance of sustaining our Hospital. We are dedicated to making sure resources are available so our local caregivers have the high quality equipment and facility they need to provide exceptional care.

Keeping our hospital strong today and for future generations is a vital part of keeping our community vibrant and growing. The hospital is essential to making our rural communities great places to live, work and play.

I invite you to join me in supporting the Wingham & District Hospital by giving generously. Please explore our website for ways to give funds and time and fun ways to get involved.

Together we can build better local healthcare.

Thank you,

Ian Montgomery.

 

Financial Statements
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2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015

WDH Foundation Board

  • Ian Montgomery ChairIan Montgomery
    • Lucknow, ON
    • Retired Ford Dealership Owner
  • George Miller Vice ChairGeorge Miller
    • Teeswater, ON
    • Retired Home Inspector
  • Russ Taylor Past ChairRuss Taylor
    • Wingham, ON
    • Retired Accountant
  • Lisa Hearnden SecretaryLisa Hearnden
    • Wingham, ON
    • Co-Owner, Foxton Fuels
  • Andy McBride DirectorAndy McBride
    • Wingham, ON
    • Retired Engineer
  • Jenny Hogervorst DirectorJenny Hogervorst
    • Lucknow, ON
    • Co-Owner Britespan Building Systems
  • Peg Lockridge DirectorPeg Lockridge
    • Wingham, ON
    • Retired Agricultural Banker
  • Nicole Jutzi Foundation CoordinatorNicole Jutzi
    • Wingham, ON

To contact a Board member, please email your message to the Foundation Coordinator and the Board member will be informed.

The improvements to the Hospital building are long overdue and the Health Campus project is a great opportunity for integration of health services. Both are much needed and will be a great benefit to patient care.
Dr. Greg Antoniadis, WDH Chief of Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we are most frequently asked. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about our foundation or would like to make a donation.

What is the WDH Foundation?
The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, established to raise funds on behalf of the Wingham & District Hospital, is a not-for-profit registered charitable foundation incorporated in 1976. All funds raised by the Foundation go towards purchasing innovative and up-to-date equipment, funding education programs and building improvements for the hospital. Our goal is to continue providing our community with the best possible health care.
Why is the WDH Foundation necessary?
With rapid advancements in healthcare technology, the demand to upgrade existing equipment and purchase new equipment is constant. Your donations for up-to-date patient care equipment are vital to helping us provide the best possible care. The WDH Foundation is necessary because government funding is not sufficient to provide all the technology, services and programs required at our hospital. The full cost of equipment has always been the responsibility of the hospital. The government funding shortfall and equipment funding must come from the community who use the services of our hospital. The WDH Foundation raises those funds that facilitates the purchasing of new equipment and technology, replacing existing equipment and the funding of programs. We strive to provide out healthcare professionals with the most up-to-date and highest-quality equipment so they can diagnose and treat all the patients at the Wingham & District Hospital.
How are funds raised?
Funds are raised through direct mail appeals, major gift solicitations, grants and through a series of fundraising events held throughout the year. Donations are also made to the WDH Foundation in memoriam, as legacy gifts and bequests, and in honour of life events and hospital heroes.
Does the WDH Foundation decide which projects receive funding?
No. In conjunction with Wingham & District Hospital’s healthcare professionals and key stakeholders, the hospital conducts an extensive capital-planning process annually to prioritize needs. From that process, we receive a list of priority programs and equipment requirements that we fundraise to pay for.
Where is WDH Foundation located?
The WDH Foundation office is located at the Wingham & District Hospital, located at 270 Carling Terrace in Wingham, ON. The office is open Monday to Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to arrange a visit outside of these times please contact Nicole Jutzi at wdh.foundation@lwha.ca or 519-357-3903.
How can I make a donation?
The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation accepts donations year round by these methods: Online – Click on any DONATE NOW button on this website to link to our donation page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, email money transfers and Paypal payments. In person – Visit us the WDH Foundation office with your cash donation or cheque. By mail – Mail cheques to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, 270 Carling Terrace, PO Box 1228, Wingham, ON, N0G 2W0. Please do NOT mail cash. At our events – Join us for an event, say hello and make your donation by cash or cheque. At third-party events – Enjoy a third-party event in support of the WDH Foundation in your community and make your donation on site by cash or cheque.
How do i make a directed donation?
If you would like to make a donation in memoriam or to honour a specific person, or you would like to donate toward a specific project, let us know! Please indicate your wish on the memo line of your cheque the name, include a note explaining your intentions or, if you are donating online, include your wish in the “message” section.
Can I donate on behalf of another person?
Yes. Your loved one will receive recognition for the donation and a tax-deductible receipt. If you wish to make a gift in this way, please make it very clear on your cheque and/or note that the donation is being made on behalf of another person, and include that person’s name and address. Please be aware that your name will not be associated with the donation and, by receiving the tax receipt for your donation (in their name), the person will know the amount of your donation.
Can I donate in honour of another person?
Yes. This is a thoughtful way to honour a loved one’s special occasion or celebration instead of bringing a gift. The person who is being honoured will be notified that a donation has been made in recognition of their special occasion. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt.
I am considering my donation options?
If you are considering a larger gift or planned/legacy giving, please contact the WDH Foundation to discuss options. Remember to consult your financial advisor to decide which type of donation will be of most benefit to you and your long term financial plan.
Will I receive recognition for my donation?
The WDH Foundation recognizes donors who have made cumulative donations totaling $500 or more.Those donors’ names are placed on our donor recognition wall located at the hospital. Please see our Donor Recognition Program in the Thank You section of this website.
Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes. The WDH Foundation is a registered charity. Our registration number is 87347 4878 RR001. In accordance, a tax receipt will be mailed to each donor who contributes $10 or more.
I didn’t receive my tax receipt. How do I get it?
If you haven’t received your receipt within a month of making a donation, please contact the WDH Foundation office at 519-357-3903. Please be able to provide information regarding the amount of the donation and the date when the donation was made.
Where Can I learn about upcoming events?
We list all our events in the News & Events section of this website. You can also find information on: Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance website WDH Foundation Facebook page CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon website In addition, events are often posted in the Wingham Advance Times and other local newspapers, the WDH Foundation’s semi-annual newsletter mailed to residents in our catchment area. If you’re visiting the hospital, you’ll see event information posted throughout the building.
how can I share my story?
If you had a good experience at the Wingham & District Hospital and would like to share it, please do so by posting to our Facebook page, sending us an email or calling the office at 519-357-3903.
What is your privacy policy?

The WDH Foundation places a high value on your privacy. The information we may collect about you during your online visit is summarized below: Cookies – Like many websites, the WDH Foundation may use small pieces of information stored on the hard drive of your computer. These pieces are called “cookies” and contain anonymous, non-personal information; they let us “remember” information about your preferences and allow you to move within areas of our website, quickly and easily. Information about your visit – In order to improve access to our website and determine what information visitors access most frequently, we may track statistics such as IP addresses, browser types, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. Third-party sites – This website contains links to external websites. WDH Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third-party websites.

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Ongoing Needs

The need for new, up to date medical equipment and improvements to the Hospital never ends. Everyone at the Hospital is constantly striving to improve the patient experience. Having the most up to date and innovative equipment and facilities directly improves the quality of healthcare that patients receive. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the WDH Foundation is proud to have funded more than $5.5 million in medical equipment and facility upgrades. Donors like you have the power to keep this legacy going. By making a gift to the WDH Foundation together we can provide our caregivers with the tools they need to serve the community.

Gifts made to the WDH Foundation go directly towards high priority needs. Some of the essential items that are required in the 2018-2019 year include:

  • Inpatient bath tub
  • Patient room chairs
  • Hi-Lo beds & mattresses
  • Stress Test Machine
  • 3D Scope Pilot Navigation System for OR
  • Colonoscopes
  • Laparoscopes
  • …and more

Total equipment needs 2018-2019 = $240,000