The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation have made another generous donation to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation. The $5,200 donation is being allocated toward the purchase of orthopedic instruments for HGH’s new orthopedic program, which will enable more residents in the region to receive day surgeries, such as knee and hip replacements, at HGH.

The Royal Canadian Legion Charitable Foundation is supported by all Legion Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries in Ontario, including Branch #472, Hawkesbury, through donations from poppy campaigns and fundraising by the auxiliaries. The HGH Foundation expressed its sincere thanks for the current contribution to important orthopedic equipment for HGH and for the many years of generous support.

Bringing Orthopedic Services Closer to Home

Thanks to the expansive and accessible layout of the new hospital, as well as the new CT scanner and MRI machine, HGH is growing its orthopedic services to meet the increasing demand for orthopedic clinics and surgeries.

“These kinds of health problems are very common at HGH and have a really significant impact on a patient’s quality of life,” says Dr. Chris Kennedy, an orthopedic surgeon who is helping develop the orthopedic program at HGH. “The reality is that when you’re in pain, travelling to Ottawa for multiple appointments is difficult and even the chores of daily life can be excruciating.”

The HGH Foundation is now seeking the community’s support to fully equip HGH’s operating theatres with the specialized equipment to perform orthopedic surgeries in Hawkesbury.

The HGH Foundation’s mission is to raise funds in order to improve the care and services offered to the community by the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.