St. Mary’s General Hospital is depended on 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide quality medical care for our community. You entrust the hospital to care for your health and wellbeing during the most vulnerable times in life and that is a responsibility we do not take lightly.

But St. Mary’s needs help too.

Many members of the community are unaware that the cost to finance round-the-clock, lifesaving care is not 100% covered by Ontario’s current healthcare funding model.

The fact is, while government funding provides for the day-to-day operational costs of the hospital and the staff within its walls, the current funding model assumes that our community will finance the on-going purchase of all new and replacement equipment required for patient care. Essential tools, like IV pumps, heart rate monitors and lab analyzers are all made possible thanks to the annual support of donors like you.

An operating room, equipped with a surgeon and specialized staff, is absolutely essential. But imagine if that same room lacked the operating table, surgical lighting or anesthetic gas machines needed to perform the surgery. Without those essential pieces your care would be left incomplete. Care that you expect, and deserve.

“Excellent health care is a partnership between clinicians, the foundation and our community,” says Tara Willemsen, Program Manager of Perioperative Services at St. Mary’s. “The OR team is grateful for the support of the community that provides us with the required equipment to not only effectively do our jobs, but to do them at all.  Generous community donations have purchased so much of the equipment we rely on daily – everything from lasers that break up kidney stones to lead aprons and vests that protect our staff from radiation.”

Without you, continued excellence and innovation at St. Mary’s would not be possible.

Let’s make sure it’s here when you need it.

This spring, please consider making a gift to St. Mary’s. Your investment will fund the purchase of vital equipment, both large and small, throughout the hospital and help us ensure care is always here when you need it.

Wishing you and your loved ones continued good health,

Susan Dusick President,
St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation