Help Us Keep Care Close To Home

Our Current Needs

There is a constant need for new and updated medical equipment to diagnose and care for patients. Medical equipment is very specialized, and the technology changes rapidly. Much of the equipment needs to be replaced about every seven years. Across the six hospitals, GBHS requires approximately $6-10 million annually to keep its facilities and equipment up to date. Through the generosity of our communities, the Foundations pay for equipment and upgrades at their local hospital, and also contribute to larger, regional services used by residents across Grey Bruce. Each foundation realizes the importance of supporting our regional hospital in order to keep specialized care, advanced diagnostics, cancer care, etc. close to home.

The 2022/2023 Capital List of highest priority equipment needs of Grey Bruce Health Services has been presented to the Five Foundations of GBHS and the hospital auxiliaries with a request for funding. As is the trend, the list of needs is extensive and expensive, and includes priorities specific to each of the six GBHS Hospitals, as well as, Corporate and Regional needs. Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation, GBHS – Lion’s Head Hospital Auxiliary and GBHS – Wiarton Hospital Auxiliary workes in partnership to provide assistance in the funding.

Below we have listed some of the priorities:

GBHS – Wiarton Hospital

  • Bariatric Bed – $52,000
  • Rooftop HVAC Unit (Heat & A/C) – $30,000
  • Dining Room Tables – $6,000
  • Overbed & Bedside Tables -$23,000
  • Panic Alarm System – $15,000
  • Boardroom Upgrade – $10,000
  • Corporate Patient Lift Initiative including slings – $32,117
  • Fridge for Transfusion Medicine Blood Products – $10,216
  • Ultrasound Unit Replacement – $255,000
  • Nursing Station Renovation – 2nd phase – $30,000

Total – $411,333

GBHS- Lion’s Head Hospital –

  • Slit Lamp & Table – $10,000
  • Physio Ultrasound Unit – $6,247
  • Pumps & Specialty Mattresses – $3,725
  • Overbed & Bedside Tables – $20,000
  • Boardroom Chairs (8) – $8,000

Total – $41,725

Our communities have a strong  philanthropic spirit, and the donations we raise together keep our facilities as state-of-the-art as possible while providing our healthcare professionals with the equipment they need to provide excellent healthcare close to home.

The cost of new medical equipment is the responsibility of our hospitals and their communities. We strive to provide our physicians, nurses and technologists with the best equipment to diagnose and treat patients. Medical equipment and technology is constantly changing and improving.

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