Scotiabank tours Hospital to see impact of their $200,000 campaign pledge

Recently, representatives from Scotiabank’s regional offices took part in a tour of Guelph General Hospital where they were able to see the impact of their $200,000 pledge as part of their community investment program. The commitment was made to the Together, We Care campaign, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s largest fundraising campaign to date, which raised over $37 million in donations and pledges by end of March 2022.

Joined by Foundation and Hospital staff, the tour, included the new Pollard Family Special Care Nursery. This project was completed this past fall with thanks to all those who made donations to the campaign.

Photo of: Sophia Miller, Shawn Goddard, Mark Walton, Julie Byczynski
Left to right: Sophia Miller, Shawn Goddard, Mark Walton, Julie Byczynski

“At Scotiabank, we are proud to partner with The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital in its Together, We Care initiative. By supporting the hospital’s investment in essential patient care equipment and technology, we are helping contribute to the growth and advancement of compassionate and equitable health care delivery for those in need,” Sophia Miller, District Vice President, Ontario Central West, Scotiabank.

Sophia, along with several colleagues from the Guelph community also toured the hospital’s Emergency Department, including its temporary triage and waiting room areas. Recognizing the dramatic increase in patient visits due to Guelph’s population growth in recent years, the GGH Emergency Department has been approved by the Ministry of Health for considerable improvements to help relieve the current strain. Remaining funds from the Together, We Care campaign will also support an expansion of the Emergency Department including much-needed, dedicated spaces for mental health and addictions care.

In addition to transforming the hospital’s Special Care Nursery and Emergency Department, Together, We Care funded over $20 million in new patient care equipment and technology, including the new MRI scanner that replaced the 16–year-old MRI in November.

“We are so grateful for Scotiabank’s multi-year pledge to support the purchase of essential patient equipment at the hospital. Corporate partnerships like this one are a great example of how together as a community, we can bring much needed equipment to Guelph,” remarked Melissa Skinner, VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive at GGH.