Bruce Power continues to play a major role in health care improvements across our region.
The company has made donations to various efforts that will enhance health care services to local residents. Bruce Power has donated $75,000 to Chapman House, which is an eight-unit hospice facility being built by the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce. Ground has been broken for the facility, which will also accommodate the families of its patients and has a fundraising goal of $3.5 million.
“This project will enhance the quality of hospice care in Grey/Bruce, and hopefully provide comfort to patients and their families,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “Chapman House is important to the future of care in our community, especially as our Baby Boomer population ages, which makes these facilities and programs that much more necessary.”
Scott Lovell, Executive Director, Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, said the hospice has provided end-of-life care to over 250 patients and supported their family in this journey. Over half of the patients admitted to the hospice come from outside the City of Owen Sound and are represented almost equally between Grey and Bruce counties, he added.
“Bruce Power has proud history of supporting initiatives throughout the region that make our communities better places to live and work, and this is especially true of their commitment to health projects,” Lovell said. “The donation towards Chapman House brings us that much closer to our goal of raising the funds necessary to construct a hospice purpose-built for providing exceptional end-of-life care services that will be available to residents of Grey and Bruce for generations.
“With this donation, we’re one step closer to transitioning from our temporary location to our new home. We’re incredibly grateful for the support of our partners at Bruce Power.”
Kevin Kelly, Bruce Power’s Acting President and Chief Financial Officer, also recently attended a ground-breaking ceremony at Saugeen Memorial Hospital, in Southampton. As part of a $1 million donation to Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS), the reconstruction of the emergency department at the hospital is now underway. The ground breaking occurred within days of a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the GBHS Cancer Centre at Owen Sound’s hospital, which was also supported through this $1 million commitment. Critical improvements at the Meaford, Centre Grey, Wiarton and Lion’s Head hospitals continue as well.
“A strong, local health care system is of critical importance to the quality of life of our region’s residents, which includes most of our 4,000 employees,” Kelly said. “By enhancing the services available to our residents, they are able to stay closer to home for their treatments, and not be burdened with constant travelling to the city. We’re proud to be a part of these important health care initiatives and commend the tireless fundraising teams who are the driving forces behind them.”
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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