Meaford Hospital receives largest ever single donation from local family

Meaford hospital. (photo by James Armstrong)

The Meaford Hospital has received the largest ever single donation in its history from a local family.

In a release, the hospital is thanking the Lewitt family, who have donated 1 million dollars to the Meaford Hospital Foundation. The money will go toward the new Cataract Surgery Suite at the Meaford Hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2022. The suite will help reduce wait times across the region in partnership with the cataract surgeries already offered in Owen Sound. The new suite will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including a microscope with software that will “enable physicians to replace the lens with one that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.”

Additionally, the donated money from the Lewitt family will go toward new X-ray units and four new cardiac monitors in the emergency department.

“This important and timely gift will be used for the GBHS Meaford Hospital’s new Cataract Surgery Suite and for new X-ray machines and Cardiac Monitors in the Emergency Department,” says Rob Peacock, CEO of the Meaford Hospital Foundation.

“This remarkable gift will make such a difference to the many aspects of medical care at the Meaford Hospital, and will inspire and benefit our staff and our community” adds Dr. Nathalie Sauriol, Chief of Staff at the Meaford Hospital.