Nov 28, 2022

Why We Give: "Funding For Capital Equipment Must Come From The Community"

“As long-time residents who raised our family here, we have come to appreciate that DRDH is a key factor in the high quality of life we enjoy living in Deep River.  The safety and convenience of having an award-winning hospital nearby should not be underestimated. For many years we took it for granted that the hospital, and in particular, its Emergency Room (ER), would always be there should we need it – and indeed we did! 

ER visits for us included the life-threatening obstruction of a toddler’s airway, a youngster’s need for stitches, treatment of a teen’s unconsciousness from a sports injury, an adult’s broken bone, food poisoning, and tight chest pains. In due course we learned that while DRDH does get provincial government funding for “operations”, it does NOT get government funding for key capital equipment such as is required in the ER.

Funding for capital equipment MUST come from the community. With this new realization we have become more and more aware of our need to support the DRDHF in its ongoing endeavour to enhance and expand the scope of our local Health campus – including the latest “Closer To Home” challenge to bring a 96 bed long-term-care residence to our community.”

Ross and Carole Judd

For #GivingTuesday 2022, we are celebrating with "Why I Give" stories from members of the community! Donors, volunteers, and supporters were asked: "Why do you support DRDH?" and the replies we received were inspiring and motivating.