The Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation accept applications for their equipment grant in April of each year.  These applications are reviewed and organizations are eligible to receive funds for approved projects for two out of every three years.  This is the second year in a row that the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation has been awarded the grant.  The Foundation applies for this grant on a regular basis and is very grateful to have received the grant several times.

In 2019 the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation, with the assistance of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance’s recommendation for required capital equipment, submitted a grant application for funding for a new Slit Lamp for the Emergency Department at the hospital.  In November, the Foundation received notification that their grant proposal had been approved to receive the $9113.00 requested in the application.

After receiving notification of the Legion’s grant approval, an upgraded model of the slit lamp was identified and purchased for the hospital, at a total cost of $17,413.  The difference between the amount approved from the Legion Grant and the total cost, will be funded using donations received from individuals, organizations and businesses.

The Clinton Public Hospital has benefited from receiving funding from this grant in the amount of $76,770.00 over the past 30 years.  Projects made possible in past years by receiving this grant include x-ray equipment, a video gastroscope, cystofiberscope, Dinamap plus monitor and printer, two Versa Care patient beds, electric phlebotomy chair and a sit/stand lift for the inpatient unit at CPH.

On Thursday, August 6th, members of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #140 presented the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation with a cheque from The Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation.  The Clinton Public Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and Staff would like to express their sincere gratitude to The Royal Canadian Legion for their generosity with this grant opportunity and their continued support of the Clinton Public Hospital.

Photo by Daniel Caudle, Clinton News Record

Left to Right: Shirley Chalmers (Royal Canadian Legion Branch #140), Rick Shropshall (Royal Canadian Legion Branch #140), Katie Harter (CPH Interim Manager), Mary Cardinal (HPHA Vice President of People and Chief Quality Executive), Darlene McCowan (CPH Foundation Coordinator) and Jane Muegge (CPH Foundation Director)