Saugeen Memorial Hospital receives more Legion support
by Sandy Lindsay

January 21, 2016



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Mike Jukes - Southampton Legion 1st Vice President, Duncan McCallum - Hospital Campaign Committee member, Marilyn Noble - Southampton Legion President & Shannon Van Valkenburg - Hospital Foundation Board Director

Artist rendering of the new hospital expansion

Southampton's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155 continues to step forward in its support of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.

On Tuesday, the Legion presented a cheque for $5,000 toward the new emergency and laboratory expansion anticipated to begin in the spring.

The monies have been raised through a variety of Legion activities that include meat rolls, monthly raffles and 50/50 draws.

In February of last year (2015), the Southampton Branch 155 donated $6,000 toward the purchase of hospital equipment that is not funded by the government.

   Feb., 2015 (Saugeen Times file photo)

(L-R) District Commander Brian Smith, Legion Branch Pres. Marilyn Noble, Sally Kidson, Hospital Foundation Exec. Director & Erin Zorzi (past-Pres. Foundation Chair)

"We are getting closer to our $2.9 million dollar share of the $10 million expansion," says Sally Kidson, Hospital Foundation Executive Director, "thanks to the incredible generosity of this community."

The ER will more than triple in size and will include individual treatment rooms for privacy along with an expanded triage area and the Lab area will double in size.

Click the orange arrow to read the second column to the Hospital.

                              May 2015 (Saugeen Times file photo)

(L-R) Duncan McCallum - Hospital Foundation Board member, Marilyn Noble - Legion President, Charles Schmalz - Legion member and Sally Kidson - Hospital Foundation Exec. Director

Then again, in May of 2015, the Legion presented an additional $5,000 to the Hospital toward the campaign for the expansion.

"The Legion raises funds and a portion is to be turned back into the community and the one special thing that we appreciate is having our hospital and health care close to home," said Legion Branch 155 President, Marilyn Noble.

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