In the same way that your boat is your home away from home, For Georgian Bay boaters Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) is your hospital away from home.

Boaters like you rely on GBGH to provide you with the best care possible when needed.  Like all hospitals in Ontario, your GBGH relies on members of the community to provide the funds for equipment necessary for your best care.  Your government does not fund hospital equipment needs or capital costs – it’s up to all of us!

Your Emergency Department at GBGH is in the midst of a three-phase expansion and revitalization project.  Already, community donors have generously gifted over $4.6 million through the Foundation for the completion of Phase 1.

Together, the community is raising a total of $6.5 million to complete the project and ensure that your Emergency Department can provide area residents, cottagers and boaters like you with the best care for many years to come.


With the completion of phase 1, your new Emergency Department is now a leading-edge facility, including private examination rooms, a new entrance, innovative registration kiosks and a state-of-the-art trauma room.  Phases 2 & 3 will add a four-bay sheltered ambulance garage to protect patients from the elements and retrofit and redevelop the old Emergency area.

The final element required to ensure your Emergency Department continues to provide you with the best care is the CT scanner.  Staff rely on a CT Scanner to quickly identify and diagnose injuries that require immediate treatment.  It is also the primary tool used to diagnose patients with chest pain, head trauma, injuries to hands, feet and uncontrolled bleeding.

The CT Scanner at Georgian Bay General Hospital is aging and without a CT Scanner, your Emergency Department cannot function effectively, and lives will be at risk.

The Boaters for Best Care campaign plans to raise $500,000 over 3 years to support your Emergency Department revitalization and the new CT Scanner.

Donate to Boaters for Best Care today and help ensure that life-saving equipment is available when needed!


For more information, or to donate:

Jen Russell
Development Associate, GBGH Foundation
705-526-GIVE (4483)