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  • Congratulations to Christine Swyers, May’s Grand Prize winner who won $30,015!

    “It was exciting, unbelievable, wonderful. I didn’t believe it at first,” claims Christine Swyers, our May winner of $30,015 in the 50/50 Hospital Lottery for Guelph General Hospital. Foundation staffer Montana Woolford-Browne made the call delivering the happy news and relays, “Christine kept asking ‘Is this real?’ and I was so happy to reassure her…

  • Black Tie Bingo exceeds $4 million for Guelph General Hospital in its 26 years

    The 26th annual Black Tie Bingo, presented by Co-operators and Meridian Credit Union, took place this past Saturday night as a virtual gala for the second year. Close to 300 guests purchased tickets to the event that was live-streamed from The Grand Guelph with Sean Furfaro as Master of Ceremonies. The event netted $212,084 in…

  • Hospital level four, east wing declared area to treat COVID-19 inpatients

    On March 26 Public Health declared an outbreak on 4 East. Staff in the unit quickly stepped up to the plate. They were able to adapt quickly to continuously changing policies on how to manage this patient population. They placed suspect and positive patients in isolation with droplet contact protocol precautions so any patient contact…

  • Marek Hospitality finds alternative and safe ways to keep visitors and staff well fed during COVID-19

    For 10 years, Guelph General Hospital has partnered with Marek Hospitality to provide food services for staff and visitors. Marek operates two Tim Horton’s locations and The Bistro hot meal service featuring primarily local food from the region. The pandemic has resulted in fewer hospital staff onsite as many surgeries and appointments were cancelled. That…

  • A collaborative effort prepares GGH’s Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19

    As the severity of the COVID-19 virus became apparent, our Bob Ireland Family Intensive Care Unit began to prepare. The team including doctors, nurses, administrative staff and respiratory therapists worked internally within Guelph General Hospital to expand the number of patient beds. ICU staff also prepared for enhanced infection control precautions for procedures like intubation.…

  • Dr. Marcello Schmidt

    Dr. Schmidt raised $16,434 for Guelph General Hospital. Very early on in the pandemic, one of our physicians saw a real need to raise money to help address the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Stepping into an unfamiliar role as a fundraiser, he was amazed by the success of his campaign. Dr. Marcello Schmidt…

  • Karen Evered

    Karen has been a Guelphite for more than 38 years ago. She started volunteering at GGH in 2011 when she retired from 60-hour weeks working as a director in her family-run funeral home. When she first began to volunteer, Karen took on a job at the hospital’s coffee shop. And she served a term as…

  • Donors support reduced cancer incidence in our community

    33 New donor-funded endoscopes detect colon, lung and stomach cancers Thanks to generous donors, 33 of the most advanced high-definition endoscopes are now in use at Guelph General Hospital. The scopes were purchased at a cost of just over $1 million and include 17 colonoscopes, four bronchoscopes, nine gastroscopes, and three scopes for viewing the…

  • Nichola Martin and Art Kilgour appreciate the care and support they received

    It’s one thing to break an arm; it’s another to break both arms, but it is quite another to do so in the middle of a pandemic! On the afternoon of June 20th this year, Guelph paramedics responded to a call for help at a local residence. Nichola Martin, had fallen off her backyard deck…

  • Donors fund two big projects totaling $2,184, 575!

    Thanks to our generous community, 33 new Endoscopes and a new Central Cardiac Monitoring System will facilitate improved patient care. Suzanne Bone, CEO, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital explained “We have been raising funds for these two projects for a while and are so excited that enough money was contributed for them to move…