The goal of the “Here for You Today, Building for Tomorrow” campaign is to raise $3 million for the renewal of the facilities at St. Marys Memorial Hospital.
The goal of the “Here for You Today, Building for Tomorrow” campaign is to raise $3 million.
It is estimated that the project will cost $6 million.
In addition to the $3 million that the “Here for You Today, Building for Tomorrow” will raise, the St. Mary’s Health Care Foundation has committed $2 million from previous fundraising efforts
The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) will supply the remainder of the necessary funds, which is estimated to be about $1 million.
The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance HPHA will call for tenders in the spring of 2022. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2022
The project will bring St. Marys Memorial Hospital up to current standards as recommended by the Ontario Provincial Government. Renovations include increasing the number of hand washing stations, widening washroom doors to allow patients easier access, new headwalls in each patient room, new wiring, and new HVAC. As well the hospital will create new separate rooms for clean and soiled linens along with a negative pressure room to safely treat patients with infectious diseases.
The money from the “Someone I Know” campaign is part of the $2 million that the St. Marys Health Care Foundation has committed to the project in addition to money that will be raised in the Here for You Today, Building for Tomorrow” Campaign
Although the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance has taken great care to maintain St. Marys Memorial Hospital, some features of the hospital do not meet current standards. Over the years, new technology has changed the needs of staff in order to provide the most up-to-date care, and the facilities need to be updated so that the staff can provide the best care possible. St. Marys Memorial Hospital has served the community well since first built, and the renewal will ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our community for many years to come.
With dwindling budgets, and a huge healthcare deficit to contend with, it is very challenging for Hospitals to have any surplus for capital equipment unless absolutely necessary.
The foundation was created in 1992 because this situation is not new. Our community built our Memorial Hospital. Our community supports the St. Marys Memorial Foundation to steward the donations to purchase capital equipment. The Foundation is tasked with supporting current needs, planning and visioning for our community’s future needs.
Our Foundation’s Mission is to support “A healthy & active lifestyle”. The majority of the funds are utilized at the Hospital and Tradition Mutual Centre for Wellness. The foundation also has a process for receiving grant requests. The foundation will support equipment (like the MRI in Stratford), that services our community and our rural communities.