Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Hospitals Receive Financial Boost

A $5,000 cheque from Insurance Bureau of Canada is presented to the Chesley Hospital Foundation. Left to right: Paul Rosebush (President & CEO, South Bruce Grey Health Centre), Isabel Bell (Treasurer, Chesley Hospital Foundation), Madi Murariu (Manager of Community Outreach, Insurance Bureau of Canada), Nathan Rhody (South Bruce Grey Health Centre board of directors), Lynn Bos (Clinical Education Coordinator, South Bruce Grey Health Centre), Bill Walker (MPP, Bruce - Grey - Owen Sound). Photo by Jordan McKinnon

The Insurance Bureau of Canada is making a donation to hospitals in Bruce and Grey Counties.

The IBC announced it will donate $5,000 each to hospital foundations within the riding of Bruce – Grey – Owen Sound, amounting to $40,000 in total for equipment purchases.

MPP Bill Walker says the money is always needed in small rural hospitals, pointing out the Ministry of Health does not fund equipment purchases, which makes these types of donations vital for small communities that can’t rely on large corporate donations.

Foundations who will receive the funds include Owen Sound, Wiarton, Tobermory, Meaford, Markdale, Hanover, Durham and Chesley.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre President and CEO Paul Rosebush says they will use the donations for Durham and Chesley to help pay for improved intravenous equipment.

“We will pass this money on to our local foundation here in Chesley, as well as our local foundation in Durham and we expect that it will definitely go towards capital equipment, and my guess is it would go towards our recent purchase of smart pumps to improve the care for our patients,” says Rosebush.