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Spotlight: Collingwood Hospital Patient Explains Why Room Renovations are Needed

You can make a difference for families and patients going through the most stressful, chaotic, and trying time of their lives by making even a small donation to the CGMH Patient Room Renovation Campaign.
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181203 Spotlight Gerry Bascombe

Gerry Bascombe knows the inside of the Collingwood G&M Hospital (CGMH) just as well as many of the staff members. In the last two years, he has been admitted to CGMH more times than he can count.

“My longest stay was 12 days, with most visits averaging about a week. During every visit, the CGMH staff have always been incredible. They work hard, they are proactive and they give a damn. The nurses make you feel like part of their family, which makes it easier,” says Gerry.

While the staff have made Gerry’s patient experience exceptional, he says the state of the patient rooms don’t match the quality of care. “Not only do patients need a cheerful environment to recover in, but the staff also deserve a nicer place to work.”

The patient rooms at CGMH require renovation to address the many infrastructure repairs and upgrades necessary to maintain a safe, comfortable and healthy environment. Over the next 10 years, as the Hospital team works toward a new facility, 50,000 patients will be treated in the patient rooms.

That’s why the CGMH Foundation has launched a $1 million campaign to renovate all of the 58 patient rooms in our Hospital. This is only possible with your donations.

The plan is twofold: to give these rooms a facelift – studies show that bright, cheerful rooms help encourage optimal healing; and to install state of the art infection prevention and control technology in each of the rooms at CGMH. This means reducing the risk of hospital acquired infections that are antibiotic resistant such as C-Difficile.

“As a long-time volunteer at CGMH, I have seen how donations have transformed care. As a long-time patient, I know how important these renovations will be. The Hospital needs your help. You can make a difference for families and patients going through the most stressful, chaotic, and trying time of their lives by making even a small donation,” says Gerry.

To learn more or to make your gift to this campaign please visit www.CollingwoodHospital.ca/TOL or call the Foundation Office at 705.444.8645.

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