Why Give?
Fundraising is an essential part of health care.

Why We Need You

Glance around any patient room or treatment area and you will see the impact of your donation. Every dollar raised advances care for you, your loved ones and your community.

Your support is always vital because it helps us:

Doesn’t the government provide the funding needed?

The government funds hospital salaries and operating costs, and contributes to capital projects.

Donors fund the equipment used to diagnose, treat and care for patients – from replacing the most basic necessities to investing in sophisticated new technologies.

Your Impact in Action

  • Hamilton Health Sciences serves a region of 2.3 million people across south-central Ontario
  • Nearly 900,000 patient visits to Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Nearly 270,000 patient visits to McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
  • More than 240,000 patients attend outpatient clinics
  • More than 140,000 patient visits to the Emergency Departments
  • Nearly 26,000 cancer patients received treatment
Learn more by reading our latest Donor Report.

*All numbers based on fiscal 2018/19 data, excluding West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
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Donor dollars making a difference

Donors have contributed nearly $150 million over the last 10 years and we are truly grateful for their ongoing commitment.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, we raised $22.2 million in 2019 and disbursed $31.75 million to Hamilton Health Sciences.

Disbursements to Hamilton Health Sciences are based on urgent needs, funding priorities, donor-designated support and multi-year commitments.

Our audited financial statements are available here.
10-year disbursements graph
Examples of equipment and projects supported by donors
From those first newborn breaths to those advancing in age, we are committed to fundraising for the tools and resources required to provide outstanding care for all stages of life.

Below are examples of equipment, amenities and initiatives funded by donor dollars in 2019:
  • Blanket warmers
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Bravery beads
  • Cheer Squad
  • Dialysis machine
  • Early Career Awards for research
  • Hereditary testing for exome sequencing
  • Hybrid Operating Suite capital build and equipment
  • Mental Health Unit renovations
  • Music therapy
  • Neurosurgical microscopes (2)
  • Niroscope
  • Nustep recumbent cross trainer
  • Portable doppler machine
  • Redevelopment of The Joyce Family Foundation Inpatient Unit
  • Rollator walkers
  • Stem Cell Unit capital build and equipment
  • Surgical fellowship
  • Swivel module for prosthetic alignment
  • Ultrasound
  • Ventilators
  • Vital signs monitors

Connect with us at 905-522-3863 or info@hamiltonhealth.ca to learn more about our highest-priority fundraising needs.

Donor Stories

Every donor has a personal reason for why they choose to make a vital difference. We hope you are inspired by their stories. 

Stories of Care

Read the stories of patients whose lives were touched by donor support.