$7,000 Grant Awarded to WDH Foundation by Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Charitable Foundation

A $7,000 grant has been awarded to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation by the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation. This contribution has helped the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation fund the purchase of an anaesthetic machine for the Operating Room. The WDH Foundation is proud to have fully funded this essential piece of equipment through community donations received and grants approved in 2017. The anaesthetic machine is scheduled for installation later this year.

The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command annually contributes grant funds to community organizations where their branches operate. The organization sates that funds for grants are raised “through clubhouse operations, bingos, raffles and break open tickets” and that each year “hundreds of thousands of dollars are donated by branches in Ontario to other community and service organizations.”

The $7,000 donation would not have been possible without the support of local Legion branches in Wingham, Lucknow, Blyth, Howick and Brussels. The members of the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation are sincerely grateful to their partners at the local Legions and hope that they can continue to work together for the health of the community.

WDH Foundation’s Corporate Heroes

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Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to all the businesses that have supported our events in the past year.

Howick Mutual Insurance, Britespan Building Systems, Huron Tractor, MicroAge Basics, Investor’s Group, Gabel’s Electric, Rintoul’s Pools & Spas, Lucknow Pharmasave, Keil-Dadson Insurance, Part II Bistro, McDonald’s Home Hardware, Wingham Optometry, Clinton Raceway, RJ Burnside, Parmasave Wingham, Libro Credit Union, Brussels Transport Ltd., Foodland Wingham, McCabe Promotionals, Riverside Naturals, Sweets ‘n’ Treats, Maitland Family Dental, David’s Tea, 3M, Watson’s Home Hardware

Donors Make a Difference

It is people like you who make our work possible.

Thank you to every one who has made a commitment to supporting local healthcare.

Our doctors, our nurses, the digital imaging department, and the rest of the staff at the hospital provide that compassionate care that everyone looks for when they walk into their local hospital. And, I think we’ve got one of the best local hospitals in Southwestern Ontario.
Janice Hallahan, BELGRAVE

ALL of Our Donors Are Health Care Heroes

The WDH Foundation is grateful for each and every individual and corporate donor.

Every gift to the WDH Foundation, no matter its size, is important. Our donor wall, located on the first floor of the Hospital, is our way of showing our appreciation for our generous donors.

Donor Recognition Levels

We recognize donors for their cumulative lifetime giving in the following categories:

  • Friends $500 – $4,999
  • Advocates $5,000 – $9,999
  • Leaders $10,000 – $24,999
  • Builders $25,000 – $49,999
  • Champions $50,000 – $99,999
  • Benefactors $100,000 – $249,999
  • Visionaries $250,000 +

Should you like to know the level at which you are currently being recognized, please contact the WDH Foundation office.

You may request anonymity at any time by contacting the Foundation office.

Your Donations at Work

It is only through your generous donations that we have been able to fund these facility upgrades and the purchase of essential medical equipment:


  • Digital radiology & DI renos
  • Fluoroscope
  • Construction of new Oncology & Pharmacy Departments
  • Anaesthetic Machine w/ vital signs monitor
  • Air mattresses (thanks to the WDH Auxiliary)
  • Palliative lounge chair
  • Portable defibrillator
  • Bronoscope
  • EMR carts
  • Cardiac monitoring system
  • 32 patient room TVs


  • Furniture & equipment for new doctors’ clinic
  • In-patient shower
  • DI renos & equipment
  • Construction of new Oncology & Pharmacy departments
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Bed and mattresses
  • Urine analyzer machine
  • Cardio ultrasound scope
  • Digital imaging stretchers


  • Medication dispensing cabinets and carts
  • OR table
  • Cystoscope
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Defibrillator monitor
  • Stretcher
  • Cardiograph equipment
  • Bladder scanner
  • Sleeper chair
  • Rehabilitation assessment/education tools
  • Support towards the palliative care program

2015 (continued)

  • Cardiac ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasound stretcher
  • Tall bed and mattress extension
  • Oncology scale
  • IV pumps
  • Braselow cart
  • Gastroscope
  • Colonoscope
  • Portable/cardiac vital signs monitor
  • Pain pumps
  • Palliative chair

I donate in memory and in honour of my Mom and Dad. I am sure they would be thrilled to realize that our family has continued giving, but more importantly, hopefully encourage more people to donate to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation. All three of us, at one time or another, received outstanding care at the hospital when we were patients. We have a strong connection with the hospital! I know the community feels very fortunate to have a local hospital – which is an excellent one – as it plays such an important part in everyone’s lives.
Carl Lee