September 29, 2015 – Walk or Run for Georgetown Hospital
Ontario Hansard – 29-September2015
Ontario Hansard – 29-September 2015
Mr. Ted Arnott: Yesterday after question period, I was very glad to tell the Minister of Health about the
very successful Walk or Run for Georgetown Hospital, which my wife, Lisa, and I attended this past
Sunday morning. This annual walk is a great community event, and this year it raised $37,000 for the
Our Georgetown Hospital Foundation staff and volunteers do an amazing job. I especially want to
acknowledge Jennifer McNally, the foundation’s manager for annual giving and special events.
The money raised by the foundation is spent to improve health care services through the purchase of
medical equipment and enhancements to the hospital’s programs and facilities. I try to attend the walk
every year, and I was glad to see Halton Hills regional councillor Jane Fogal and town councillor Jon
Hurst there as well.
Since the Georgetown Hospital opened its doors in 1961, it’s been a pillar in our community, providing
outstanding health care services to local residents. In 2011, I was glad to help secure a promise from the
government of up to $2.6 million to support needed renovations at the hospital. In addition to the
province’s commitment, money raised in the community paid for most of the project. After working
together, we now have a new emergency room, CT scanner and upgrades to the diagnostic imaging
department-better health care, closer to home.
Someday, we’ll need a brand new Georgetown Hospital. It goes without saying that I would want to
support whatever hospital redevelopment project our community submits to the ministry.
I want to thank everyone involved. Working together, we make progress.