(Oakville, ON) – Thanks to the time and talents of the over 750 volunteers of the Oakville Hospital Volunteer Association (OHVA), the team at Halton Healthcare’s Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is thrilled to accept a donation for $752,586 to help provide medical teams with the latest technology and equipment.
“In addition to their invaluable hours of service, the Volunteer Association raises funds through revenue generated from the gift shop, vendor sales, 50/50 draws, events and donations and provides operational oversight to the Work-Fit Total Therapy Centre,” explains Carole Moore, Chief Operating Officer at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. “Their long history of giving and dedicated service truly makes a difference in the quality of care our hospital provides.”
“We have enthusiastic volunteers. It’s their tremendous efforts and generous donations of skill and time that help us to make this significant donation," remarks Anita Ferrari, Chair, Oakville Hospital Volunteer Association. “These funds will be used toward the purchase of much needed medical equipment and other priority needs to help ensure that the healthcare professionals at the hospital are able to give our community the best care possible.”
A donation cheque was presented at the recent Annual Meeting of the OHVA. The event was an opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of the volunteers over the past year and honour individual volunteers for their years of service. This year, four long-standing volunteers were recognized for their remarkable commitment to the hospital - Sheila Thompson has served 55 years, Terry Taylor, 30 years, as well as Carole Bennett and Barbara Wolfraim who have both served 25 years. In addition, two OHVA educational bursary recipients, Isabella Parente and Brayden Delamere, were also recognized.
“We welcome Ian Khan, Annette Evans and Grant Osborn to our board this year as elected board members,” continues Ferrari. “I would also like to extend special thanks to our two outgoing elected board members, Rob Stapleford and Diane DelMonte, for their dedicated years of contribution to the OHVA.”
“We are very fortunate to have such a vibrant, caring and compassionate group of volunteers at OTMH,” says Melissa Farrell, President and CEO. “Thank you - your generous donation and your unwavering support expands our ability to provide exemplary patient experiences, always.”
About Halton Healthcare
Halton Healthcare is a healthcare organization comprised of three community hospitals - Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, along with several community programs and services. Together we provide healthcare services to nearly 400,000 residents in the communities of Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Halton Healthcare has been recognized for its best practices in a number of patient safety and patient care initiatives as well as being recognized as a recipient of “Canada’s Most Admired Cultures Award in 2021-2022.” For more information visit www.haltonhealthcare.com. Follow us on Twitter @HaltonHlthcare, Facebook and Instagram