MYTH: Hospitals don't need funding because governments pay for everything.
FACT: Latest diagnostic tools, leading edge equipment, more care spaces equipped with beds and monitors, support for mental health programs and much, much more are primarily funded through donations.
Contrary to popular belief, tax dollars only pay for the hospital building, its utilities and healthcare staff costs. It is the generosity of donors that help equip the hospital. Without donations, the hospital wouldn't be able to purchase diagnostics and laboratory equipment, medical equipment, hospital beds, monitors and more. They would not be able to provide the numerous healthcare programs such as mental health programs and maternal child support we residents rely on. Without these tools, our healthcare would not be as effective or timely as we need it to be. In order for our doctors to offer us the best care, they need to be equipped with the best tools.
Last year, thanks to the support from the Oakville community, provincial government and regional partners, Halton Healthcare identified innovative solutions to respond to the pandemic, including:
This year, your support is more essential than ever as OTMH continues to prioritize exemplary care for you and your family. As new priorities emerge, funding is required for additional medical equipment, patient care supplies, educational and emotional support for healthcare workers, and other urgent requests to support Oakville’s response to COVID-19 and future pandemic response activities. Those priorities currently include:
The month of Ramadan encourages people to donate to causes which help improve, not just our own lives, but the well-being of our friends, and neighbours as well. The Muslim community across Canada is extremely generous. Through the OHF Ramadan and Eid Drive, our aim is to make a recognizable impact on the hospital as a community, and not just individuals. Let's show Oakville what the Muslim community can do!