“I wanted to raise money so that no one had to feel how I felt when my Grandma passed away from cancer.” – Maddie Clark, Granddaughter and Donor
“As little money I receive from CPP, as little as I have, I still want to give my gratitude and thanks. Because every morning, when I wake up, I’m thankful that I’m alive.” – Gina Dilag, Patient and Donor
“The nurses in the palliative care unit did a really good job. They have a very tough job, but they do it very well. So when my wife died, it made sense that I give. I thought it was a nice way to honour my wife’s memory, and I know it will help the hospital.” – Harvey Walker, Family Member and Donor
No matter who we are, health care affects each and every one of us. The new mom giving birth to her first child, the child waiting with his dad to see the paediatrician, the dad at his mom’s bedside in palliative care – at some point health care hits home.
At The Scarborough Hospital (TSH), we want to ensure that your experience with all aspects of your care is one that is positive, comfortable and focused on the needs of you and your family – but we can’t do it alone.
Share in the Care is a new initiative that enables patients and family members to become involved in the area of care that has affected their lives in some way. The program allows donors to purchase “pieces” of equipment such as a $50 dollar donation towards an ultrasound machine or purchase a full piece of equipment such as an infant weigh scale, to ensure that everyone who visits TSH has access to leading-edge technology to enhance their care.
“While the hospital receives funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, it does not cover the cost of equipment,” says Michael Mazza, President and CEO, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation. “Each piece of equipment at TSH is the result of our generous community. As we continue to come together through kindness, compassion and the understanding that we are all connected, we can, and will, achieve the highest quality of health care for everyone.”
This holiday season Share in the Care to ensure that you, your loved ones, your neighbours, your colleagues, your friends – even that person behind you in line at the grocery store – has access to the excellent care they need and deserve.
“My younger daughter was born at the Birchmount campus, my father-in-law passed away there, and my husband came to the General campus for his dialysis training before he passed away last July. The Scarborough Hospital has always been our hospital.” – Sima Shah, Mother, Daughter, Wife and Donor.
Visit the Share in the Care webpage, and donate today!