Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization which includes Hamilton General Hospital Foundation, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation and all of their associated programs. Through the generosity of our donors, we fund capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and technology, and invest in research and education. Our mission is to raise funds and manage donor gifts to support outstanding clinical care and research for the communities served by Hamilton Health Sciences; our goal is Health Care, Transformed.
The Foundation supports Hamilton Health Sciences:
• the largest hospital family in Ontario
• five hospital sites, a cancer centre and urgent care centre
• serves a region of 2.3 million people
• 608,000 outpatient visits, 46,000 inpatient visits and nearly 130,000 emergency department visits in 2015
Why do we need to raise funds?
Fundraising is an essential part of today’s health care. Our objective is to transform health care by raising funds for equipment, research, education and renovations.
Doesn’t the government provide the funding needed?
People are often surprised to learn just how essential donors are to supporting health care. The government funds hospital salaries and other operating costs and contributes funding for capital projects. However, substantial funding gaps remain — including funding for equipment.
Donors fund 100% of the equipment used to diagnose, treat and care for patients — from replacing the most basic necessities to investing in sophisticated new technologies worth millions of dollars. Glance around any patient room or treatment area and you will see the impact of donations on patient care.
Donations also support research programs, education and training for Hamilton Health Sciences staff, and funding for renovations or redevelopment. Donors play a very important role in the health care of our community and their contributions impact patients every day.
We invite you to read our latest Donor Impact Report here.