Radiothon Goal Exceeded! Thank You For Raising $62,000 for Our Hospital

The 17th annual CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon was yet another successful year. The eight local hospitals that participated raised a collective $313,419 in just 7 hours.

The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation finished the Radiothon day with $48,153 raised towards a $60,000 goal of funding a 3D Scope Navigation System for the Operating Room. This equipment is cutting edge technology that allows the surgeon to see a real-time 3D image of the bowel while performing scope procedures. Scope procedures are important in the treatment and prevention of bowel conditions like Crohn’s, colitis and colon cancer – the 2nd most common type of cancer in Canada. The 3D Navigation system can also help reduce the length of the procedure and improve patient comfort.

Since the Radiothon went off air, the WDH Foundation has received an additional $14,200 bringing to Radiothon total to over $62,000! Exceeding the goal of $60,000! The total cost of the 3D Navigation System is $102,750 and we are so proud that the Radiothon has gotten us over halfway there! We are much closer to bringing this important equipment to our hospital.

Contributions towards the 3D Scope Navigation System will be accepted until December 31st. Donations can be dropped off to the Hospital, mailed to PO Box 1228, Wingham or made online at www.wdhfoundation.ca.

The old saying never ceases to be true: if we all give a little, we all get a lot. Thanks to everyone who made the event a big success.

WDH Foundation’s Corporate Heroes

Click on any of the logos below to learn more about our generous supporters.

Corporate Sponsors

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

Howick Mutual Insurance, Royal Homes, Huron Tractor, Investors Group – Carter & Associates, Rintoul’s Pool & Spas, MicroAge Basics, Libro Credit Union, Britespan Building Systems, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDupont, Clinton Raceway, RJ Burnside, Keil-Dadson Insurance, Borrmann’s Garage, Lucknow Pharmasave, Schefter Poultry, Wingham Optometry Clinic, Part II Bistro, Pentastic Motors, Gabel’s Electric, Parmasave Wingham, Brussels Transport Ltd., Foodland Wingham, Riverside Naturals, Sweets ‘n’ Treats, Watson’s Home Hardware, Montgomery Industrial Services, TD Financial Group, Royal Oaks Remedy’s Rx. 

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:

2017

  • 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

2016

  • 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

2015

  • 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