The Budd Family Drives Better Healthcare With a $250,000 Donation To The New Oakville Hospital

Posted: May 11, 2015
OAKVILLE - The Oakville Hospital Foundation recently received a $250,000 gift from the Budd Family – Bonnie with sons Darryl, Chris and Terry - that will help purchase much-needed equipment for the new hospital, scheduled to open in December of this year. 
In recognition of their extraordinary gift, the Resuscitation/Acute Care Zone in the new Hospital’s Emergency department will be named in their honour.
Currently the Emergency Department treats more than 52,000 patients annually, a number that is anticipated to grow to more than 72,000 by 2015 and 96,000 by 2024. The Resuscitation & Acute Care Zone will be directly adjacent to the ambulance entrance and will accommodate the most critically ill patients, in particular those with cardiac and respiratory conditions, in need of a much higher level of monitoring and observation by a specialized nursing staff. 
The Budd brothers, with support from parents Stu and Bonnie, have been a mainstay on the automotive scene in Oakville since the opening of their first dealership, Budds’ British Motors on Speers Rd., in 1973.
The Budd family felt that being in business in Oakville for over 40 years, it was nice to be able to give back to the community that supports them. Bonnie added, “I’m sure I’ll need the new hospital some day, as will the boys, so donating to the equipment fund was important for me”.
Tina Triano, Oakville Hospital Foundation CEO remarked, “The Budd Family’s corporate support for numerous important charities in Oakville is well known, and mom Bonnie has been contributing to OTMH for the past 26 years. We are equally honoured and grateful that they’ve further invested in the health of our community with this significant gift toward the hospital’s equipment needs”.