why give


At the SMGH Foundation, our vision is to inspire local giving to sustain Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital as a vibrant community hospital.

Many people believe that because we have a publicly funded health care system in Canada, hospitals are fully supported by the government. This is not the case. In Ontario, a hospital's capital equipment expenditures are almost exclusively funded by its community. In other words, hospitals across Ontario must typically find their own funding in order to purchase and maintain equipment.

Working together, we can ensure that no matter what tomorrow holds, whether it is new procedures, technologies, or medications, the hospital will be here ready to provide top-notch care to you and your family.

To make that vision a reality, we need you — grateful patients, friends and community members — to be our partners. Separately, we may all want good health care, but we won’t succeed alone.

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