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Tuesday, October 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday

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, and until the end of the year, will go towards cutting edge scope technology to improve patient care and help prevent a treat bowel conditions in our operating room.


The CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon

GOAL: $60,000 towards a 3D Scope Navigation System – LEARN MORE 

Get ready to listen and pledge! Eight local hospital foundations and CKNX will get together to host a unique all-day fundraiser at 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. Stay tuned! For up to date information, click on this link to go the CKNX website.

New this year TEXT TO DONATE!
In the month of October text HERO WINGHAM to 41010 to give $10 to your hospital

October 2019 – TBD

The Great Hospital Race

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.

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

3D Scope Pilot Navigation System for Operating Room

  • A digital imaging system that creates a 3D visual of the bowel to better navigate a scope
  • Uses magnetic technology to track the scope
  • Requires 2 parts: the scope with pilot technology compatibility, the scope pilot tracking system which includes the imaging device and a monitor on which the image is viewed
  • Ideal for colonoscopy of difficult bowels
  • 60% of surgical procedures at the Wingham & District Hospital last year were colonoscopies
  • The Scope Pilot system supports optimal navigation for an efficient, safe and comfortable procedure
  • It improves patient compliance and satisfactions
  • The technology has been widely used in Europe but is newly approved in Canada. The Wingham & District Hospital would be one of the first in Ontario to have this cutting edge technology.


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.


Catch Up on Past WDH Foundation News

“The Foundation Connection” newsletter is available online! Simply click on the edition you’d like to read.

Spring 2018

Winter 2017