Groves Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising and stewarding funds for Groves Memorial Community Hospital, to ensure that the residents of Centre Wellington and surrounding areas receive optimal health care.
Current Campaign: The New Groves Hospital Project
Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) is the sole hospital in Centre Wellington and the surrounding rural areas. Direct beneficiaries include any person who has used any of the wide-range of services offered by GMCH. These services include: emergency, diagnostic imaging (i.e. x-rays/digital mammography/CT Scans), surgical services (including day surgeries and colonoscopies), chemotherapy, diabetes education and dietary services, speech language pathology, rehabilitation medicine and physiotherapy, delivery of babies (natural and c-section), long-term and palliative care, and geriatric emergency management. GMCH benefits everyone in the community and provides care from prenatal, to newborns, to the elderly; from birth to end-of-life care. In 2016 alone, GMCH provided vital health care services to approx. 35,000 patients at over 63,000 visits.
Groves Hospital Foundation is the fundraising branch of GMCH. We are currently working to fundraise for the New Groves Hospital Project; a $20 Million fundraising Campaign Goal. The current GMCH facility was built in 1955 and has not had a major renovation since 1980. Our population has outgrown the facility and continues to grow. Our Emergency Department was built for a maximum of 10,000 visits per year and we currently see nearly 22,000, a number that continues to grow. Having a new hospital will enhance the quality of health care for our entire rural community and will attract new physicians to the area. It will ensure that a high level of rural health care continues to be provided to residents of Centre Wellington and surrounding townships for generations to come.