Our hospital is the heart of healthcare in The County

In 2013 The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital was named top performing hospital in Ontario for overall acute inpatient care in community hospitals. The care provided by our healthcare workers is remarkable, particularly given our current facilities, and speaks to the amazing talent of the staff. The hospital treats over 39,000 people annually including almost 20,000 emergency room visits.
 

The time has come 
for redevelopment

Our capital campaign has begun. It will be the single biggest public build in the history of The County. 
The first stage of the five-stage planning process 
set by the MOHLTC received approval last February. Now the stage two plan is being prepared, outlining operational needs and space requirements for the building. In five years, we hope to be well on our way to building a new hospital.

What it will cost

The Ontario provincial government pays 90% of the estimated $76 million construction costs for the new hospital. The community must raise the rest of the funds to build the hospital and pay for all the equipment costs. The estimated community’s share for the new hospital will be $12.7 million.
 

Once built, our new hospital will continue a century of excellent care

It will be an incredible example of what small communities need in a local hospital:

• It will be the ‘right’ size hospital with 17 patient beds. As more and more care moves to outpatient services, it is unnecessary and costly to build additional patient rooms. It’s not about being bigger, it’s about being better – and more cost-efficient.

• Most patient rooms will be private and have their own washrooms. This enhances the hospital’s ability to stop the spread of infections to protect patients.

• The emergency department will have more private, flexible spaces, and will continue to be staffed 24/7.

• Advanced diagnostic imaging and refreshed outpatient clinics for endoscopy and dialysis treatment will keep local patients from having to drive to other areas for treatment.

• More parking spaces will provide better accessibility for residents with mobility issues.

• Skilled and dedicated health care professionals will continue to diagnose, stabilize and treat incoming patients.

• And, a new hospital, with new services, will attract highly qualified doctors and other medical professionals.

 

The Hospital 
Foundation’s role

Funding medical equipment for the hospital is 
the responsibility of the community. Since its beginning in 1985, the Foundation has raised over $6M for medical equipment and building renovations. Annually, the Foundation funds 
the purchase of an average of $400,000 in medical equipment. Now the Foundation is 
also responsible for raising the community’s share of $12.7 million for the new hospital, plus an estimated $3 million for equipment to be moved into the new hospital. All together, we expect we’ll need to raise $16.5 million over 
the next 5 years.

How will we raise the funds for the new hospital?

For decades, donors and donations have been at the core of the Foundation’s ability to help keep our County hospital one of the best rural hospitals in Ontario. Funds for the new hospital will come from everyone: individuals, businesses and community groups.

What will happen now?

Once finished, our new hospital will enhance and advance healthcare in The County. It will be the greatest change to our local healthcare system since the first hospital opened here in 1919. We have been waiting patiently for the redevelopment of our hospital. The time is here. The campaign for the new hospital has started. 
It is up to everyone to get involved.

For decades, donors and donations have been at the core of the Foundation’s ability to help keep our County hospital one of the best rural hospitals in Ontario. Funds for the new hospital will come from everyone: individuals, businesses and community groups.

Friends of the Capital Campaign

The Foundation seeks friends willing to host small informal gatherings where attendees can meet Foundation representatives and learn more about new hospital plans and the campaign to raise funds to go towards building it.

Hosting a Friends Gathering: The gatherings are planned by each host. A Foundation board member or staff member would attend the gathering for a brief period to talk and/or make a presentation about how plans for the new hospital are progressing. Our goal is to build awareness of the direction of the Foundation and hospital capital campaign so the gatherings are meant for information sharing only and no requests for donations will be made to attendees.

To learn more contact Lillian Duffy at duffylill55@gmail.com or John Walker at innovatealot@yahoo.ca

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our new hospital a reality.

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