Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday! Help kick off the giving season by making your annual donation on Giving Tuesday. After two big shopping days it’s time to give back. All funds donated to the WDH Foundation on Giving Tuesday will go towards improvements to the Ultrasound department.
October 19, 2019
The CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon
GOAL: $88,000 for a Laparoscopic Tower – LEARN MORE
Get ready to listen and pledge! Listen live at AM920 and www.cknx.ca all day or tune in on at the top of each hour on 101.7 The One and 94.5 Classic Rock. Ten local hospital foundations and CKNX will broadcast a unique all-day fundraiser from the CKNX Radio Station building in Wingham, Ontario. All you have to do is listen, pick up your phone and call to donate to the WDH Foundation. Full information at the the CKNX website
October 5, 2019
The Great Hospital Race – SOLD OUT!
All available team spaces are currently full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list. You will be informed if there is a cancellation that makes a space available. Alternately, volunteers are still needed and we’d love to have you be part of the event in that way.
Grab a teammate and a smile! The Great Hospital Race is a fun race on foot around Wingham completing fun, sporty, messy and silly challenges with your partner. No previous knowledge of the Wingham area is required. Racers of all ages are welcome. This event will go rain, shine or snow! A great time for a great cause! Check in at 9am, Race at 10am. Starting location will be revealed to registered participants. *Children 12 years old and younger must partner with an adult.
Help us reach our goal of raising $88,000 for a Laparoscopic Tower by making a donation in support of one of the teams racing for the hospital.
December 4, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Wingham & District Hospital. Enjoy some Christmas cheer at the tea hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary in the Terrace Room or pick up some goodies to go at the bake sale. For information, contact Trudy Thompson at 519-357-2349 or Verna Steffler at 519-357-1184.
Current Funding Priorities
Ultrasound Department Refresh
Thanks to generous donations received in past years, the ultrasound department has some top of the line equipment. However, the department itself is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. Ultrasound is a vital part of diagnosing you, your family and friends. The ultrasound department works in close partnership with the emergency department, in-patient unit and our local family physicians. So, it is of utmost important that this busy department be brought up to current medical standards. Some of the improvements include:
- Minor renovations and aesthetic upgrades
- Safer surfaces to improve infections control
- Creating a more welcoming and comfortable space for patients
- Providing more privacy
- A more conducive work environment for our caregivers
2016 – 2020
Major Hospital Redevelopment – Renovation, expansion and equipment upgrades for 6 departments:
- Specialists Clinic IN PROGRESS
- Oncology & Pharmacy DONE!
- Inpatient Floor Team Nursing Station DONE!
- Surgical Suite IN PROGRESS
- Sterilization Department DONE!
- Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Replacement DONE!
The newly expanded Oncology department is now located just inside the main entrance for easy access for patients. It has grown from six treatment areas in its previous location to nine. It is a much more spacious and patient-friendly space.
The pharmacy department, which prepares chemotherapy drugs and dispenses medication for patients using hospital services, has been moved directly adjacent to the Oncology clinic and has been built with a pass through window to make for fast, simple and safe transportation of chemotherapy.
Located on the second floor in-patient unit the team nursing station is the command centre for patient care. The new and improved space combined four smaller nursing station into one central team station. This allowed for more space on the floor for monitored beds and improves work flow and communication for the entire medical care and support services team.
Part of the major updates to the hospital was upgrading some of the equipment in the Digital Imaging (DI) department. DI includes x-ray, fluoroscopy and ultrasound. New Fluoroscopy equipment, ultrasound and a portable x-ray machine have all been recently upgraded. These important equipment purchases were made entirely possible through community donations to the Foundation.
While a lot had been accomplished and there is much to be proud of there is still more to come.
Still in progress:
Specialists Outpatient Clinic
Medical Device Reprocessing Department (Equipment Sterilization)
Open House: Community Welcomed Into Newly Improved Hospital
.On October 18, 2018, an open house was held to welcome community members to the recently renovated departments at the Wingham & District Hospital. Visitors received tours of the Oncology Clinic, Pharmacy, Rehab Gym, Digital Imaging Department and Team Station. Medical experts from each department were on hand to explain the work that happens in each area and to answer questions.
Words of welcome and congratulations were shared by LWHA CEO Karl Ellis, WDH Foundation Chair Ian Montgomery, Auxiliary President Trudy Thompson and a representative from the London Health Sciences Cancer Care Program. The highlight of the event was the ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open the new Oncology Clinic. The ribbon was cut by Rob Reihl, the first patient to receive treatment in the new clinic, and Russ Taylor, the first patient to ever receive chemotherapy treat in Wingham.
Members of the WDH Foundation and the many donors who made the $4.5 million Our Hospital, Our Future campaign a success were gratified to see all the hard work, time and money transformed into such a modern, well thought out new healthcare spaces. The redesigned Wingham & District Hospital is well placed to serve our community for generations to come.