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NOTE: When the Foundation office is closed, donations & packages can be dropped off at the Centre Grey Hospital Admitting desk, 7 days a week, 8am-11pm.

Phone: (519)986-3040

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Jennifer Edwards

Lori Shatto
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55 Isla Street PO Box 406
Markdale ON N0C 1H0

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Our Mission: To raise, manage and disburse funds to support and enrich quality health care for residents of and visitors to our community.

Our Objectives: To co-ordinate fundraising - receive, maintain, raise and disperse funds - for the enhancement of health care services in the Centre Grey area including GBHS - Centre Grey Hospital.



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New CT Scanner Coming to Grey Bruce Health Services
May 5th, 2015

A new CT scanner is being installed at the Owen Sound Hospital, thanks to generous donations to the Hospital Campaign and The Dock radio station's ongoing fundraising initiative - Radio for Radiology.

Renovations required to install the new scanner will take approximately eight weeks and the scanner will be in use by early July. The total cost of the project is approximately $1.2 million.

"We couldn't do this without the generous support from our donors and the hard work of the five foundations that are leading the Hospital Campaign," said Lance Thurston, President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services. "This new CT scanner will improve our ability to detect illnesses and allow us to offer coronary artery and cardiac CTs, which are new services for patients in this area."

Other benefits of the new technology include faster scanning times and lower radiation exposure for patients and staff.

For many serious health problems a CT scan is the first step toward diagnosis and treatment. It uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. The current CT scanner is eleven years old and nearing the end of its lifespan. It is used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and close to 11,000 scans are performed annually for patients throughout Grey Bruce.

A temporary mobile scanner arrived today, May 5, to ensure that services will continue during the renovation.

The mobile unit is located just outside the Emergency Department at the Owen Sound Hospital. CT scan patients will continue to register as usual and will be directed to the mobile scanner by hospital staff. The mobile CT scanner will ensure patients continue to get the care they need and that wait times will not increase during the renovation and installation. This mobile unit was recently used at Trillium Hospital during installation of their new CT.

Media contact: Mary Margaret Crapper, Director, Communications & Public Relations Grey Bruce Health Services 519-376-2121 ext. 2806


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Centre Grey Hospital Redevelopment Project - Update
April 27, 2015

by Lance Thurston, President and CEO, GBHS

On Friday, April 24th we received the initial review by both the Ministry of Health and the South West LHIN of our Stage 2 Submission for the Centre Grey Hospital redevelopment project. The Ministry and the LHIN have reviewed the programs and services outlined in our Submission, as well as the physical space and the estimated costs for the new hospital.

As anticipated, we will be working on addressing the questions from the Ministry and the LHIN, and providing additional information and clarification on some of the finer details. We expect there will be considerable back and forth discussions with the Ministry prior to getting approval to move to Stage 3 - the Preliminary Design Development.

We remain optimistic that the project will proceed in a timely manner, and we look forward to providing further updates once we have final approval on our Stage 2 Submission.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email:

Thank you.

Feversham Kinsmen pledge $5,000 to oncology campaign
Dec. 4, 2014

On December 4th, several members of the Feversham Kinsmen club met with Ron Goldsmith, Chair of Centre Grey Health Services Foundation to celebrate its commitment of $5,000 to The Hospital Campaign. The campaign is raising $11.4 Million to improve cancer and cardiac care at the Owen Sound Hospital and the five rural hospitals of Grey Bruce Health Services. New diagnostic and surgical equipment and expanded oncology space will be funded through The Hospital Campaign.

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Sept.17, 2014
Owen Sound Sun Times

At long last, Markdale is getting a new hospital.

Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins, while acknowledging the community has been waiting “a long, long time” for this, announced Tuesday afternoon that the province has given the multi-million-dollar build the green light.

He made the long-awaited announcement in front of about 100 people at the planned site for the new Centre Grey Hospital, which is next to the Grey County-owned Grey Gables long-term care facility.


“There isn’t much to see here yet. There’s a nice sign. But soon, there will be a lot of activity at this site because I’m delighted to tell you that our government is moving forward with plans to construct a brand new Markdale hospital,” Hoskins said to loud applause.

“As you know, the Markdale hospital is an important health care centre and employer in this area and our government wants to make sure it will continue to serve the needs of the people who live here and in neighbouring communities for many many years to come.”

Hoskins, who worked as a physician in small rural Ontario hospitals before being elected to Queen’s Park, said the new facility, which will replace the deteriorating 63-year-old hospital in Markdale, will offer integrated care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will include short-stay beds, space for doctors to do minor procedures as well as diagnostic and laboratory services.

“It will be a better and stronger hospital,” he said.

“And it will remain a hospital. It will have that blue H on it.”

Detailed plans for the programs and services that will be offered at the facility are now being developed in “close consultation” with Grey Bruce Health Services and South West Local Health Integration Network officials, he said.

The province has approved spending up to $3 million, as a start, to support the capital planning for the project, he said.

He said he will not know how much the new hospital will cost until the design for the facility is finalized by an architect and the tender for the work is awarded to a contractor.

“It depends what the bid comes in at. There are a couple of steps which will determine precisely what the cost is but it is a very significant investment and as a government we are committed to seeing it through,” he told reporters after the announcement.

Grey Bruce Health Services CEO Lance Thurston said the most recent proposal for the new Centre Grey Hospital, presented to the province in 2013, called for a $50 million facility.

Hoskins said it is unclear at this time when construction will begin, but he said he looks “forward to that first shovel in the ground and to share many more milestones” with the community as the project moves forward.

“I’m as anxious as everybody else is to get that shovel in the ground as quickly as possible,” he told reporters.

Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins announced Tuesday that the province will be moving ahead with a plan to build a new hospital in Markdale. (DENIS LANGLOIS/QMI AGENCY)
Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins announced Tuesday that the province will be moving ahead with a plan to build a new hospital in Markdale. (DENIS LANGLOIS/QMI AGENCY)

It has been 12 years since a fundraising campaign was launched to help GBHS build a new hospital in Markdale. The community raised $12 million within a couple years.

In 2005, Grey County donated a piece of land for the new facility at the south end of Markdale.

A year later, the Liberal government provided the hospital corporation with a $3 million planning and design grant to begin the process to replace the Centre Grey Hospital. Three years later, the province said the project was a priority, but not much happened over the next several years.

Meanwhile, GBHS officials and local politicians have continued to put the pressure on the province to give the project the green light.

Grey County and hospital corporation officials, along with Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Progressive Conservative MPP Bill Walker, met with Hoskins, who took over the health portfolio from Deb Matthews in June, at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference last month to again push for a commitment.

Following the meeting, Grey County Warden Brian Milne told The Sun Times that Hoskins promised the delegates that he would have an answer for them before the last leaves fall off the trees this autumn.

On Tuesday, with the crowns of many nearby trees still full of green leaves, Hoskins gave the community its wish.

“You stayed true to that promise,” Thurston said during his remarks to the crowd.

Walker, who also spoke at the announcement, thanked Hoskins for his work to get the project approved. He said Tuesday was a “great day for the people of Markdale.”

Walker said he and other local politicians have “pushed hard” for the project over the years.

Hoskins acknowledged that the delegation at AMO and the money raised by the community both helped to get the project the green light.

He said people in the community, including local politicians, GBHS staff and those behind the fundraising efforts, should be commended for getting the project to this point.

“It’s a beautiful example of how a community project should evolve and I’m glad that now - some would say finally - we’re at the stage where we’re able to make that formal commitment and move as quickly as we can to begin that build,” he told reporters.

Thurston said GBHS, which operates six hospital sites in Grey-Bruce, believes the new Markdale hospital “can be a model for rural health care” in Ontario.

Many other officials were on hand for Hoskins’ announcement, including South West LHIN CEO Michael Barrett and chairman Jeff Low, GBHS chair Joan Homer, Grey-Bruce medical officer of health Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey County Warden Brian Milne, Grey Highlands Mayor Wayne Fitzgerald, Chatsworth Mayor Bob Pringle, West Grey Mayor Kevin Eccles and Blue Mountains Mayor Ellen Anderson.