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About the Group Health Centre Trust Fund

What is the Trust Fund?

The Group Health Centre Trust Fund is the charitable arm of the Group Health Centre. The Trust Fund's goal is to promote public awareness of the Group Health Centre's needs and to raise funds for medical equipment, health information programs and other special projects at the Centre.

Our History

The Trust Fund was established in June of 1979 in response to requests from patients and families.

Since our beginning, the Group Health Centre Trust Fund has been successful at soliciting overwhelming support of fundraising events, with generous donations from individuals, community groups, service clubs and businesses who, in turn, become instrumental in making a difference in the health care of so many. The proceeds from events and donations have enabled us to purchase many pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, as well as provide programs.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care does not provide funding for new medical equipment so this necessitates acquiring additional funding for equipment purchases and new or expanded programs.

Sault Ste. Marie and area has been, and continues to be, an instrumental part in making the Group Health Centre the health care facility it is today. Although we may not require equipment services for ourselves today, our family, friends and neighbours may. More and more, individuals are remembering the Group Health Centre Trust Fund when making their In Memoriam donations as well as supporting our well-established annual fundraising events, such as our Big Wish Lottery, Direct Mail Campaign, and our Group Health Centre Pharmacy Charity Golf Classic. Your support guarantees that these dollars stay in our city and enhance medical care to benefit everyone in our community and surrounding area. The Group Health Centre Trust Fund, and its fundraising, is an essential part of the Sault Ste. Marie and District health care picture.

Our Goals

Financial Goals

  • To earn revenue for much needed state-of-the-art medical equipment;
  • To earn revenue to support health information programs; and
  • To earn revenue to support the needs of all departments of the Group Health Centre.

Non-Financial Goals:

  • To educate the public about the Group Health Centre Trust Fund's mandates, goals and objectives;
  • To educate the public about the lack of funding to purchase new medical equipment; and
  • To encourage and provide recognition to individuals, groups and organizations that generously give to our organization.

Medical Equipment Purchased, To-Date

The following is a list of some examples of equipment purchased by the Group Health Centre Trust Fund with your generous donations and support of our fundraising initiatives:

  • Bladder Scan
  • Smartflow Flomaster
  • 2 X-Ray Units
  • Upgrade Radiography/Fluorocopic
  • Mammography Tube
  • 2 Transtar Procedural Stretchers
  • Hb1A1c Analyzer
  • 2 colonoscopes, 1 gastroscope
  • Stress Testing Equipment
  • Oximeter
  • Loaner Hearing Aids
  • Coumacare Software
  • Visucam C Digital Camera - Vision & Eye
  • Software for Diagnostic Equipment
  • Ultrasound Units (2)
  • Automated External Defibrillator
  • Fluoroscopy Unit
  • Mammography Processor
  • Holter Scanner and holters
  • Auto-Kerato Refractometer
  • Automated Otoacoustic Emissions System
  • Chiropody Chair
  • Video Colonscopes (2)
  • Clincial Audiometer
  • Colposcopy Equipment
  • Physio Equipment
  • Clinitex-Urinalysis Analyzer
  • Coagulator Analyzer
  • Sterilizer
  • Humphrey Field Analyzer
  • Leica AT550 Non-Contact Tonometer
  • Washer Disinfector
  • Bronchoscope
  • Echocardiography Unit
  • Bone Densitometer
  • Bone Mineral Density Unit
  • Visual Fields Unit
  • Fluorescent Microscope
  • Ultrasound Unit
  • Mammography Unit
  • Mammoviewer
  • Paediatric Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Fetal Stress Monitor
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Equipment
  • The Thompson A. Ferrier Conference Room

So please, give to the Group Health Centre Trust Fund.

Charitable Registration: 119236222RR0001

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