Residents of Bruce and Grey counties will have access to improved local health care services thanks to a $2 million investment announced from Bruce Power.

To mark its 13th anniversary on May 11, Bruce Power announced a $1 million donation to the Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) Hospital campaign for improved cancer care for patients across the region and to support investments at Saugeen Memorial Hospital.

In addition, the company announced a $1 million investment to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation’s fundraising efforts for the Kincardine hospital, where funds will be directed to improved emergency services infrastructure.

Proper access to health care is of utmost importance to the employees of Bruce Power, their families and residents along the Lake Huron shoreline,

said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO, Bruce Power.

“Bruce Power has always supported local health care initiatives, and we’re excited to see the long-term benefits of these donations. We are pleased to do our part standing alongside businesses and individuals from across the region, who continue to support raising funds to meet local health care needs.”

Maureen Solecki, President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services, said Bruce Power’s contribution to the hospital campaign will change the lives of the patients it serves across Bruce and Grey counties.

It will have a major impact on the care and diagnosis of our cancer and cardiac patients throughout the region, as well as those patients receiving emergency treatment and lab work in our Southampton hospital,

Solecki said.

“It is a truly remarkable gift. Bruce Power’s entire team has been incredible partners in the improvement of the health of our communities and I can’t thank them enough for their generosity and leadership.”

Paul Rosebush, President and CEO of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, which includes the Kincardine hospital, said Bruce Power’s $1 million donation is a gift that will carry on for years and will go a long way to enable investments in emergency care infrastructure.

Bruce Power and its employees have always been a major supporter of local health care improvements, and the people of the Kincardine area who use our hospital will benefit from this continued generosity,

Rosebush said.

The $2 million will go toward:

  • State-of-the-art cancer facilities and medical equipment at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital.
  • Reconstruction of the emergency department and lab at the Saugeen Memorial Hospital, which is one of the busiest in the region with about 17,000 visits annually.
  • Critical improvements at the Meaford, Centre Grey, Wiarton and Lion’s Head hospitals.
  • Emergency room and facility upgrades at the Kincardine hospital.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, ON, is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure 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.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com