Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation



In 1943, the community came together to establish a hospital to meet urgent medical needs and save lives after the tragic death of a child on Southampton beach.  Through Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, the community has been a vital hospital partner ever since.

The completion of an ER and Lab expansion in 2019 helped our dedicated staff and physicians cope with increased demand for care, but there’s more to be done.

By 2041, the population of Saugeen Shores will grow to an estimated 22,000 people.  We are experiencing an influx of young families, but our senior population is also on the rise.  A large percentage of the population will soon be 65+ requiring enhanced healthcare.

From our first breath to our last – and every one in between – 150 staff and physicians at Brightshores Southampton hospital are here for us, when we need them.  You can be there for them too!  Please donate to equip them with the best tools to provide state-of-the-art care.

Southampton Hospital is part of Brightshores Health System, with 6 hospitals delivering excellent patient care to residents and visitors across the region.

Our Impact

In 2022/23:

  • 16,521 ER visits
  • 43: average age of ER patient
  • 9,725 Radiology procedures
  • 463,661 Lab tests
  • 6,621 Inpatient Care days provided

You don’t need to be “wealthy” to make a difference.  Your legacy will touch the lives of  thousands of patients from Arran-Elderslie, Saugeen Shores, South Bruce Peninsula and beyond for years to come.

For patients, 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.

Download our will gift infographic to see how a gift to Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation could work for you.

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Talk to Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation about a legacy gift

Legal Name

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation

Charity Number

88959 9825 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Patient care always comes first.  The gift you plan now will ensure the Foundation has the financial resources to respond to any need the hospital may have.

Your Legacy Gift Will:

  • Help purchase life-saving medical equipment.
  • Enable our physicians, nurses and technical staff to provide the best care possible with state of the art medical equipment and facilities.
  • Help attract the medical professionals we so desperately need in Saugeen Shores.

To learn more about legacy giving at Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, contact:

Willard VanderPloeg, Charitable Giving Advisor
[email protected] or 519-376-2121 x2736.

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