UHKF is the fundraising arm for Kingston's hospitals. UHKF is responsible for fundraising, investing, granting and reporting of philanthropic activity for Kingston’s hospitals. At Hotel Dieu Hospital we have a number of feature giving opportunities such as:
(2015 December) The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Foundation has confirmed a $25,000 grant to support Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and their care partners, Pathways for Children and Youth Kingston.
“This is tremendous opportunity to improve care for a special patient population,” said University Hospitals Kingston Foundation’s Executive Director, Denise Cumming. “With RBC's help, these patients will have faster access to service and less uncertainty about their wait times. It is an investment in improved quality of life.”
Currently, referrals are often made to both Hotel Dieu Hospital and Pathways, resulting in children and youth in need of care being on two waitlists. The RBC grant will help to establish a streamlined referral process. This way, referrals from community and hospital physicians can be triaged so young patients are able to receive timely treatment in the right setting—whether it be through community-based services at Pathways or through outpatient mental health at Hotel Dieu.
“The benefits of children getting mental health care faster and in the right setting are wonderful,” said Dr. Sarosh Khalid-Khan, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Hotel Dieu Hospital. “All of us here at Hotel Dieu are grateful for the chance to improve care for these patients.”
RBC has provided more than $20 million to children’s mental health organizations dedicated to helping kids and families get the programs and resources they need. This is the first time they have made a grant to Kingston’s hospitals.
“We at RBC understand the toll mental illness can take on youth and their families, as well as the workplace, school and our communities,” shared Vice President Kingston Quinte Commercial Financial Services, Carrie Batt. “That’s why we are committed to supporting access to care for young people through Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hotel Dieu Hospital and Pathways for Children and Youth Kingston.”
(2015 October) The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) has announced its next major fundraising campaign, Extraordinary People, Innovative Healthcare, with a goal to raise $65 million to benefit Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Providence Care.
At the public launch of the campaign on October 2, campaign chair Susan Creasy spoke about the importance of supporting local health care.
“Every day, we are inspired by the support that community members, businesses and organizations provide,” said Creasy. “We’re also inspired by your stories and your journey with health care. It fuels our desire to ensure you have access to the care you deserve.”
At the launch, guests were joined by hospital representatives who shared their own perspectives on innovation in health care as well as warm words about the extraordinary staff who bring that innovation to life.
“I’m so impressed with the passion and dedication of everyone I’ve worked with over the years,” said Dr. Annette McCallum, head of Diagnostic Radiology for Kingston’s hospitals. “We do extraordinary things, every day.”
The money raised will support a variety of programming and development between Kingston’s three hospital organizations, including:
“Health care is about people helping people,” said Creasy. “We all have the opportunity to be extraordinary and to support innovation.”
For more information or to make your gift, visit University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.
There are several ways that a person can make a donation in support of Hotel Dieu. If they would like to make their donation in person while at Hotel Dieu. UHKF has a satellite office were donations may be made. Ask our Information Desk to contact extensions 2419 or 2429 for assistances. Donors may also wish to make a gift via phone by calling 613-549-5452 or online at UHKF website. Lastly in person at the UHKF main office at 55 Rideau Street, Unit 4.
Thank you for wanting to share your time and energy to help make a difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones. UHKF website provides helpful information to make your event a great success. To find out more visit University Hospitals Kingston Foundation website.