Letter to the Community from the HHHS Foundation Board of Directors
June 26, 2023
Dear Residents, Cottagers and Visitors,
Now more than ever there is reason to care for each other. As the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation we are very aware of how our actions affect others in all of the communities that we serve.
The Foundation is deeply concerned for the community, and the individuals who are affected by the recent changes. And we are in awe of how neighbours have come together to support one another at this time and are grateful that people are looking out for each other.
We are also unbelievably thankful to the health care workers who continue to support our health care needs. We don’t know what we would do without them.
We want to continue to support our community and our health care teams the only way we can - by raising funds for equipment and services that are not funded by the government or government agencies.
The needs of our community are continuing to grow and the recent events in local health care shows us that we need to increase our investment in care. We will do whatever we can to provide additional support to keep health care in our county, especially emergency care.
The HHHS Foundation is not involved in operations; we are an independent fundraising not-for-profit created to financially support areas of Haliburton Highlands Health Services that are not funded by the government. We continue to raise funds for equipment that will help health care workers be their best and to help in the efforts to bring more qualified workers to the county. We can’t affect wages for workers but we can give them the tools to be their best.
We support community members who need help through programs like Meals on Wheels and Medically Required Transportation so that they can enjoy a few hot meals a month or get to important life-saving appointments. We also help our two long term care facilities and staff education. All of this is made possible through the generosity of residents and cottagers alike.
We hope that you can find a moment in the next little while to provide additional care and kindness to your community and your local health care teams. To financially support these efforts, donations can be made on the hhhs.ca/foundation website or through our events and campaigns which will continue to run throughout the summer months and beyond.
Your support and care, however big or small, is greatly appreciated.
Board of Directors
Haliburton Highlands Health Services is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Central East Local Health Integration Networks for programs and services.