Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation



Dr. Nelvia VanDorp returned to practice medicine in Wiarton after completing her medical training.  She loves XC skiing, hiking, paddling, and cycling through the amazing landscapes of the Peninsula with her family.  “Being from the community – it’s an honour to care for people of the community, in the ER, inpatient units and in my family practice,” she said recently.

Wiarton and Lion’s Head Hospitals are staffed with 150 skilled health care professionals and volunteers like Nelvia – but they couldn’t provide the compassionate care they do without our help. There is very little government funding for medical equipment, meaning the quality of health care at our Peninsula hospitals depends on a generous community.

Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, facility upgrades and clinical training to empower nurses, doctors and technical staff to offer the best care possible.

Lion’s Head and Wiarton Hospitals are two of six operating as Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS).  Residents and visitors to the Peninsula are offered a wide range of clinical services in addition to 24/7 Emergency care.

Our Impact

In 2020:

Lion’s Head Hospital                             Wiarton Hospital

  • 4,944 ER visits                                      13,906 ER visits
  • 52 average age of ER patient              47 average age of ER patient
  • 2,033 Radiology procedures               6,310 Radiology procedures
  • 34,225 Lab tests                                    560,408 Lab Tests
  • 1,156 Inpatient Care days                    7,433 Inpatient care days

You don’t need to be “wealthy” to make a difference.  Your legacy will touch the lives of  thousands of patients who live, work and play on the Bruce.  To each one, your gift means faster, more accurate diagnosis, less invasive procedures, increased safety, less pain and quicker recovery.  Best of all – a faster return home and to regular activities.

How your gift will be used

We don’t know what our priorities will be when we receive your will gift in the future, but you can trust that patient care always comes first.  The gift you plan now will ensure the Foundation has the financial resources to respond to any need our hospitals may have.

Your Legacy Gift Will:

  • Provide stable funding to meet the needs of patients for the long term.
  • Help purchase life-saving medical equipment.
  • Enable our physicians, nurses and technical staff to provide the best care possible with state of the art diagnostic and medical equipment.
  • Help attract the medical professionals we so desperately need on the Bruce Peninsula.

See our will gift infographic to learn how a gift to Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation could work for you.

For more information, contact:
Willard VanderPloeg, Charitable Giving Advisor or 519-376-2121 x2736.

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Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation

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88928 8049 RR0001

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