DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog is committing $200,000 over four years to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation’s Here for You campaign.


The donation announcement was made on Monday, June 7th. The campaign aims to raise $4 million to bring a CT scanner and other equipment to the Port Perry Hospital.


“Our community is growing, and so too [is] our need for essential care. Our hospital has always been there to support and care for our residents. And a new CT scanner will ensure our residents are provided [with] the care they need, close to home,” Scugog Mayor Bobbie Drew said in a press release. “On behalf of my fellow members of Council and the Township of Scugog, we are pleased to play a meaningful role in bringing the CT scanner to the Port Perry hospital through a pledge of $200,000 in support of Lakeridge Health Port Perry.”


In a statement, Port Perry Hospital Foundation CEO Rachel Agnoluzzi said the foundation is “so grateful for the tremendous support” from Scugog Township.


“This donation is the Township’s largest investment in our hospital to date, is a testament to the importance of our hospital to the community, and brings us one giant step closer to bringing [a] CT [scanner] and other essential equipment to Port Perry,” Ms. Agnoluzzi’s statement read.


Other people who are interested in helping this campaign are asked to call 905-985-7321 ext. 45580. Further information can also be found online, at www.pphfoundation.ca.