Port Perry Hospital Foundation’s Here for You campaign surpasses goal to raise $4 million to bring CT and other essential equipment to Port Perry Hospital
(Port Perry, ON) Almost a full year ahead of schedule, the Port Perry Hospital Foundation has surpassed its $4 million fundraising goal, reaching $4.15 million.
“The community has done it – thank you! We now have the funding necessary to bring CT to Port Perry,” said Dr. Mark Adams, a local physician and Port Perry Hospital Foundation Director. “We can now look forward to having CT right here in the hospital, reducing the time from diagnosis to treatment, improving care for our patients every day.”
The Here for You campaign raised the funds required to purchase a state-of-the-art CT scanner, renovate facilities for the CT Suite. It also is ensuring other medical equipment is not compromised in the face of this big project. The campaign publicly launched March 2021 having already secured $2.45 million through the generosity of early supporters and reserve funds, and was projected to run until late 2022.
“We have been overwhelmed with our community’s support,” said Rachel Agnoluzzi, Port Perry Hospital Foundation’s CEO. “The generosity that began with the Auxiliary to Lakeridge Health Port Perry and other leading donors a year ago has never lost momentum. Community groups, local businesses, and individuals have all stepped up, doing what they can. Over the holidays, donations of all sizes continued to add up, bringing us over our campaign goal well ahead of schedule. This campaign has inspired so many to get involved and we are so grateful to everyone who has contributed.”
CT is a standard of care physicians rely on, with scans used frequently to diagnose an injury and/or determine medical treatment, very often in emergency situations. In 2019, North Durham residents accounted for nearly 2,500 CT scans at other Lakeridge Health hospital sites, a number that is projected to increase significantly with community growth.
The COVID-19 Omicron variant is currently demanding the full attention on our hospital and its people, temporarily pausing the CT project. But Lakeridge Health’s Port Perry CT project team remains committed, projecting mid-2022 installation notwithstanding further forces beyond their control. Lakeridge Health updated wiring and electrical at Port Perry Hospital while it was closed following the fire in 2017, making the installation of a CT scanner possible.