It’s an exciting time for healthcare in Haldimand County!
It has been amazing to witness our community rally together for our new Emergency Department.
We are so grateful for your outpouring of generosity, which has already secured $2.1 million in gifts and pledges including #1 Smile Cookie sales in all of Canada.
We have less than $1 million to raise for the new Emergency Department!
The final stretch of construction is in view. Drive by, see the addition to our community…it looks fantastic! It is with great anticipation that we can give an exciting gift to our community, reaching our $3 million dollar fundraising goal for the new Emergency Department!
This holiday season, we hope you consider giving a one-time gift or a three-year pledge towards the Every Moment Counts Campaign through our annual Trees of Hope program. I encourage you to look inside this newsletter for further details. Your consideration of support is greatly appreciated.
Your gifts are instrumental in bringing about positive change to our hospital and our Emergency Department campaign needs you. The new Emergency Department is being solely funded through our Every Moment Counts Campaign, a grant from Haldimand County for equipment, a gift from the Volunteer Association for furnishings, and hospital reserves that have accumulated over time. The Ontario government is not and was not, at any time providing funding for this project.
We are so close to reaching our goal and we know that you, our generous community, can enable us to continue to provide extraordinary care close to home. We thank you for your thoughtful consideration and send best wishes of good health and happiness during the coming holiday season.
Thank you for joining us in our commitment to the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital.
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NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
A new Emergency Department will help us to maintain acceptable wait times, our patients will be triaged, diagnosed and either treated or transferred to partnering hospitals for higher levels of care. Our hospital's vision is to provide the best care, to every person, every time, including the care we provide in our Emergency Department.
- BETTER PATIENT FLOW
Upon arrival, patients will be admitted through one of two separate entries: the new enclosed ambulance bay or the walk-in entrance for those who arrive on their own. Separate entrances create a private, more streamlined and safer admittance process for patients and staff.
Patients will immediately access the enhanced triage area where staff will efficiently determine the necessary level of care. Patients will then be moved easily through the department to appropriate areas including a new isolation area if required. The nurses station will be centralized to provide for better flow of care.
- DEDICATED TREATMENT AREAS
Properly addressed patient needs enhance the safety and benefit everyone: patients, families, and staff. A dedicated decontamination area, dedicated isolation room, additional patient washrooms and hand washing stations will provide better infection-control within the department.
- INCREASED TREATMENT CAPACITY
The new facility will host 12 new treatment spaces built to contemporary standards. The treatment areas will be designed so they can be used in many ways for a variety of purposes so that we can be more efficient. Each space will be equipped with essential equipment and supplies to care for our patients. Patient confidentiality will be enhanced as each area will be separated from the rest of the department.
A TIME FOR ACTION Every Moment Counts
We know that about every 20 minutes or more someone is in need of care in our Emergency Department. That could be you, a loved one, a neighbour, a friend...together we can give and raise the needed support required to build this very important part of our hospital care.
Together; with everyone giving and pledging, we know the financial needs of our hospital can be achieved. Please carefully consider how your participation will make a difference in ensuring the best care is provided in our community; exactly when you or your loved ones will need it. The chart below shows how your support, the support of others, companies and organizations will be important for achieving our campaign goal of $3 million. Thank you for your consideration of support.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Established in 1974, the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation has continuously raised funds through the tremendous support of our generous donors, to take care of the hospital and other health care institution needs in the Town of Dunnville.
To meet the growing needs of the community, the Foundation has embarked on the ‘Every Moment Counts’ Campaign, to raise a minimum of $3 million dollars for the new Emergency Department at Haldimand War Memorial Hospital.
Thank you for 45 years of support!
DUNNVILLE HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION Staff
Rachel Williams Administrative Coordinator
Cheryl Egger Communications & Events Coordinator
(Maternity Leave until February 2020)
Fiona McFarlane Executive Director
Board of Directors 2018-2019
Karen Tilstra Chair
Liz MacDonald Vice Chair
Doug Madill Retired
Gary Pinelli Secretary
Richard Schilstra Past Chair
Wendy Powell Retired
Al Elliott Director
Bob Henley Director
Marilyn Evanik Director
Bob Sorge Director
- We are committed to promoting quality community healthcare by providing capital and facility enhancement funds.
- We will be the primary fundraising body supporting health services in our community.
- With your help, we will achieve our vision through: innovative fund development initiatives, continuous improvement, timely communication and responsible stewardship.
THIS IS YOUR HEALTHCARE Giving made easy!
Now you can support quality healthcare in our community from the comfort of you own home! Simply follow the instructions to make your online donation. Rest assured our site is 100% secure and we will never share your personal or financial information with anyone.
Thank you to our loyal and generous sponsors who are dedicated to our events and campaigns!
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We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of transparency and being fully accountable to you, our donors.
We will provide prompt and accurate answers to your questions about how your donations benefit the hospital and healthcare in our community. Please call 905-774-2529 or email email@example.com.