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County funding helps a decade of hospital projects at CGMH

On September 22, 2017, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) received the final installment of funding from the County of Simcoe, which has seen the refurbishment of many areas throughout the hospital over the past decade.

A group of men and women stand side by side inside a hospital recovery room holding an oversized donation cheque.

Patients have access to a modern and comfortable Dialysis Unit and opening the New Endoscopy Unit has created more space in the operating room. Additionally, a renovation to the hospital's ED registration has helped more than 120,000 patients experience a more fluid connection with the emergency room.

"In Collingwood, the positive effects of the County's more than $1.7 million in funding support continues to ripple throughout the hospital and the community," says Norah Holder, president and CEO.

These improvements are making a positive difference for patients and their care, and continues to allow essential services to be provided closer to home.

"This contribution to CGMH closes out our 10 year $30 million funding commitment to the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance, with CGMH receiving more than $1.7 million towards various capital projects during the past decade," said County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall. "As a Council, we know how important these funds are to our hospitals, their staff and the communities they serve. Access to world-class health care is vital to our residents and communities and we look forward to supporting the future of the CGMH with our renewed 15 year commitment to the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance that will carry us to 2031."

Cutline: Dr. Michael Lisi, CGMH Chief of Staff; Sandra Cooper, Collingwood Mayor, County of Simcoe Warden, Gerry Marshall; Brian Saunderson, Collingwood Deputy Mayor and Thom Paterson, CGMH Board Chair with CGMH's final installment of the County of Simcoe's generous $1.7 million in funding support, which spanned the past decade.

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