October 17, 2020
The CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon
GOAL: TBD – 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 3, 2020
The Great Hospital Race
All available team spaces are currently full. Please email email@example.com 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.
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 DONE!
- 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
New TVs for Oncology Unit
Thanks to the generosity and advocacy of donors and community members we now have 4 brand new TVs in the Oncology department. Patient experience is so important and we’re happy to have played a role in improving the cancer care experience here in Wingham.
Special thanks to Christine’s Clothes Closet, Fire Department of North Huron, Libro Credit Union, donors to the Ange Chester Memorial Fund and all those who have supported the Oncology department. You helped make this possible.