Scotiabank’s $500,000 Donation to Hospital Will Benefit Mental Health Program

Posted: October 31, 2012
OAKVILLE (October 30, 2012) As Mental Health Month comes to an end, the Oakville Hospital Foundation is excited to announce a $500,000 gift from Scotiabank in support of the mental health program at the new Oakville Hospital.
Directly, or indirectly, mental illness and addictions affects one in five Ontarians. The Mental Health program at OTMH provides care with a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and outreach services to adults, as well as inpatient services to children and adolescents
“Through our Bright Future philanthropic program, Scotiabank is proud to support Halton Healthcare Services’ Mental Health Program,” said Oliver Uppal, District Vice President of GTA, Mississauga and Oakville for Scotiabank. “Healthcare is an important focus of our giving and we are pleased to invest in this important new mental health program that will support individuals and their families.”
In recognition of their generous donation, the Adult Mental Health Outpatient Day Program in the new Oakville Hospital facility will be named in honour of Scotiabank.
The Scotiabank Adult Outpatient Day Program provides a day program as a bridge form, or an alternative to, inpatient admission.  Many patients are acutely ill yet have the support to continue to live at home while receiving treatment and therapy. The focus for the healthcare team is to provide crisis management, education, group intervention, individual counselling and the coordination of resources for follow-up. Programs are adapted to the needs of each patient and include both individual and group sessions. The Day Program, currently hosting 7,275 patient visits annually, will expand to 11,000 visits annually by 2023/24.
The Scotiabank Adult Outpatient Day Program will be located in the expanded Adult Mental Health Outpatient Centre in the new Oakville Hospital.  “The Scotiabank Adult Outpatient Mental Health Centre will provide a comprehensive continuum of care of mental health services to adults and their families,” said Dr. Alan Brown, Medical Director of the Halton Healthcare Services Mental Health Program. The services housed in the Adult Outpatient Mental Health Centre will include, but not be limited to an outpatient psychiatric clinic, a psychogeriatric clinic, an eating disorders program, and an outpatient medication clinic.
“We are grateful to Scotiabank for improving the quality of mental health for people in our community,” said Tina Triano, CEO of the Oakville Hospital Foundation. “This generous gift will help us expand the mental health services and programs we can offer to patients once we move to the new Hospital in December 2015.”
About The Oakville Hospital Foundation
The Oakville Hospital Foundation is partnering with the community to fund essential equipment for Oakville’s Hospital to enable high quality patient care. Generous support from the community is needed to help the Foundation achieve its campaign goal and equip the state-of-the-art healthcare facility scheduled to open in December 2015.
For further information:
Suzanne Hallsworth     
Community Giving & Communications Director    
Oakville Hospital Foundation    
905.845.2571 ext 6250