WDH Foundation Events & News
Upcoming Events

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.

In the month of October text HERO WINGHAM to 41010 to give $10 to your hospital

October 5, 2019

The Great Hospital Race – SOLD OUT!

All available team spaces are currently full. Please email wdh.foundation@lwha.ca 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. 

Hospital Community Events
Euchre Tournament
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Wingham. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary.
$5/pp – Win Cash Prizes!
A fun euchre tournament hosted by the Auxiliary to the Wingham & District Hospital to raise funds towards the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon goal of $60,000 towards new 3D Scope Navigation Technology for the operating room.
For more info contact Trudy Thomson at 519-357-2349
Poinsettia Tea & Bake Sale
December 2018 – TBD – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Wingham & District Hospital. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary. For information, contact Trudy Thompson at 519-357-2349 or Verna Steffler at 519-357-1184.
Euchre Nights
Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Wingham Healthcare Campus (former Public School on John Street). Hosted by the Auxiliary to WDH. For information, contact Trudy Thompson at 519-357-2349 or Verna Steffler at 519-357-1184.

Current Funding Priorities

Laparoscopic Tower for Operating Room

Laparoscopic surgery is done by inserting a camera and surgical tool through tiny incisions in the abdomen. The doctor then navigates using the video image on the laparoscopic tower. The clarity of the image and quality of the equipment is crucial to the success of the surgery. Benefits of improved laparoscopic technology:

  • Surgeries are less invasive and often quicker
  • Surgeons have greater precision
  • A reduced risk of complications
  • Smaller scars and less pain with healing
  • Recovery times can be better
  • Better overall outcomes for patients

2016 – 2020
Major Hospital Redevelopment – Renovation, expansion and equipment upgrades for 6 departments:

  1. Specialists Clinic IN PROGRESS
  2. Oncology & Pharmacy  DONE!
  3. Inpatient Floor Team Nursing Station  DONE!
  4. Surgical Suite IN PROGRESS
  5. Sterilization Department  IN PROGRESS
  6. Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Replacement  DONE!
Progress Report
Major renovations to 6 key departments at the Wingham & District Hospital are progressing well. Several of the department expansions and improvements are completed and are now welcoming patients. Large portions of the renovations and the full cost of equipment has been funded through community donations to the Foundation. Your generosity is hard at work. Thank you.
Oncology Clinic

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.

Team Station

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.

Digital Imaging Equipment

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:
Operating Room
Specialists Outpatient Clinic
Medical Device Reprocessing Department (Equipment Sterilization)

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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.


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