Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2015
MPP Arnott highlights Georgetown Hospital Walk
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott spoke in the Ontario Legislature on September 29, to highlight the annual Georgetown Hospital Walk.
“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,” Mr. Arnott informed the Legislature. “This annual walk is a great community event, and this year it raised $37,000 for the Georgetown Hospital.”
The money raised by the Hospital Foundation goes toward improving health care services at the Georgetown Hospital through the purchase of medical equipment, as well as enhancing 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,” Mr. Arnott said.
Mr. Arnott also took the opportunity to thank the many staff and volunteers whose efforts made the event possible.
“Our Georgetown Hospital Foundation staff and volunteers do an amazing job,” said Mr. Arnott. “I especially want to acknowledge Jennifer McNally, the Foundation’s manager for annual giving and special events.”
Over the years, Mr. Arnott has been an enthusiastic advocate for the Georgetown Hospital.
“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,” he noted. “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,” Mr. Arnott concluded.
(Attached: Text of Mr. Arnott’s statement in the Ontario Legislature, September 29, 2015)
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