Today, the Deep River & District Hospital launched Closer to Home, a $2.5M fundraising campaign that will transform health care for our community.
Closer to Home is focused on rallying community support for the new stand-alone 96-bed Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home being built on the Deep River & District Hospital’s campus of care.
The Deep River & District Hospital received approval from the Ministry of Long-Term Care for the new home just over a year ago, which will cost an estimated $32.5M. Funding for the new home will come from a combination of provincial grants, debt financing, and the fundraising efforts of the Closer to Home campaign.
The Closer to Home campaign will support the future of health care availability in our community – not just for those seeking long-term care, but for everyone.
The new Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home, estimated to open as early as 2025, will greatly contribute to the economic prosperity of our area by providing 200 new jobs and an increase of $5M in direct wages annually. The Closer to Home campaign will enable the project to be completed with newly improved design standards and for the new home to be sustainable for generations to come. With the new home, the long waitlist our community has for long-term care will be greatly eased, allowing those who need long-term care to access it closer to home.
At the campaign launch, Janna Hotson, President and CEO of The Deep River & District Hospital, revealed artist’s renderings of the new home along with current Four Seasons Lodge residents and highlighted this launch as a historic moment for our organization and community. “With the launch of this exciting fundraising campaign, the largest in our organization’s history, we can each be part of something that together will revolutionize local health care for generations to come.”
James Thompson, DRDH’s Community Engagement and Fundraising Coordinator, took an opportunity at the launch event to recognize and thank those who are leading the charge, having already put their support behind the campaign. Early donors to the campaign, who have provided a combined $165 000, include the DRDH Auxiliary, DRDH Foundation, The Town of Petawawa, and a number of generous individual community members.
To learn more about the Closer to Home campaign in support of the new Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home, visit drdh.org/ClosertoHomeCampaign.