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October 16, 2021

CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon

Goal: to raise $76,000 for Medication Management Technology – Learn More

Let’s celebrate! It’s the 20th anniversary of the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon. There are so many ways to participate and help keep this amazing tradition of community spirit and generous support of local healthcare going.

Listen and pledge live on October 16th by tuning in to AM920 and www.cknx.ca all day or 101.7 The One and Cool 94.5 at the top of each hour. Call 519-357-1310 or 1-887-CARE-4U6 during the broadcast to pledge your support.

Text HERO WINGHAM to 45678 to give $10 during the month of October

Give in advance on our website or by mailing your donation to PO Box 1228, Wingham ON, N0G 2W0

Other fun ways to support your hospital during Radiothon season:

Enter the story contest for a chance to WIN an Lenovo Smart Tablet

Issue a challenge to others like you to support your hospital (ex. challenge all grandparents to give $10 per grandchild). Submit your challenge by email to nburton@blackburnradio.com – subject line Radiothon Challenge

Full information at the the CKNX website

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October 2, 2021

The Great Hospital Race – back in person for 2021!

We are happy to report that we have received Public Health approval to host an in-person event once again this year. Of course, we are proceeding with utmost caution and there will be some modification to ensure the safety of participants and volunteers. We are still going to prioritize having a fun morning full of brand new challenges to raise funds for our hospital.

What you can expect:

Teams of 2 competing in 5 all new challenges – puzzles, scavenger hunts, goofy, sporty, messy tasks located around Wingham. Complete the challenges with your teammate and race against other teams to finish all five first.

It’s a race with PRIZES! Cash prizes for teams that finish the race quickly and community gift cards for the best fundraising teams.

For a great cause – the race supports vital medical equipment for our hospital. Your participation will help us raise funds for improved medication delivery equipment – this technology means patients get the right treatments in the right amount at the right time every single time.

Registration Fee
$60/team of 2 until August 31st
$80/team of 2 beginning Sept 1st 
T-shirt deadline is September 1st so register early to claim your event day shirt

Safety Info
We will be following Public Health advice and monitoring changes to guidelines leading up to the event
Covid screening measures will be in place for participants and volunteers
All participants and volunteers are strongly encouraged to receive a covid vaccine prior to participating in the event

Current Funding Priorities

Scope Improvement Plan


  • In last 2 years we have made significant investment into scope equipment and accessories for the operating room (OR), including a scope pilot control computer to ensure patient care is significantly improved and to meet evolving technological needs of clinicians


  • Our goal is to replace 14 outdated scopes with 11 new scopes that are outfitted with EndoPro IQ technology


  • The 11 scopes are made up of 5 colonoscopes, 4 gastroscopes and 2 pediatric (for children)


  • EndoPro IQ technology allows for improved image management and procedural reporting, simplifies data collection and removes the need to print pictures


  • Replacing all 11 scopes immediately instead of repairing and replacing over the next five years will results in significant savings for the hospital


  • While this is a significant expense the new technology will have immediate benefit for our patients and clinicians, will support the growth of the surgical program and respects the generosity of our community and donors by pursuing the most cost effective option available

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Foundation Donates $302,440 to Hospital for 2020-2021

Thank so the generosity of our community the Foundation has the honour of contributing over $300,000 to the Wingham & District Hospital for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. These funds were raised through contributions to the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon, memorial donations, the Great Hospital Race, bequests, grants and general donations. In a year that presented challenges for our hospital and our community this is a great achievement.

The funds donated to the Foundation for 2020-2021 have been used towards upgrading vital medical equipment and technology and updating the hospital facility. For a full list of how your donations have been used to benefit our hospital and patients visit our Donations at Work page.

We are tremendously grateful to all those who make their annual contributions to the hospital. Our hospital and community is a better place to live, work and grow healthy because of you.

Annual Donation 20-21

Donation from Braemar Residents

The residents of Braemar Retirement Centre have a long tradition of hosting in-house fundraising activities to benefit the many local causes that are important to them. In light of the forthcoming closure of the retirement centre the residents have chosen to donate the remaining proceeds from their community fundraising to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation. 

This generous gift of $1,676 will help bring upgraded medical technology to our hospital. Thank you to the residents and staff of Braemar Retirement Centre for their efforts on behalf of our community.  

Braemar group donation
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