Guelph General Hospital announces a $180K donation from Alectra to reduce medical waste
by CM Staff
The utilities company is donating $180,000 to Guelph General Hospital as it is involved in the city's fleet electrification process and as an energy provider.
GUELPH — Alectra is supporting Guelph General Hospital by purchasing a new sterilization container system designed to reduce the amount of medical waste generated from operating room surgeries.
World Health Day, founded by the World Health Organization (WHO), is celebrated annually to spread awareness on a specific health topic of concern. Alectra is celebrating this year’s theme “our planet, our health” by contributing $180,000 to support Guelph General Hospital reduce the amount of medical waste that is sent to landfills, and to reduce costs.
“Our focus on environmental and social responsibility is critical to our company’s success, and we’re very pleased to support Guelph General Hospital to help with its environmental goals, and to benefit our planet,” said Brian Bentz, President and CEO, Alectra Inc. “We look forward to discovering new possibilities in the communities we serve so we can support local waste-reduction programs like this Guelph General Hospital initiative.”
The new sterilization container system will help Guelph General Hospital save money by eliminating single-use disposable wraps traditionally used to protect the sanitization of surgical instruments. Additionally, these containers are reportedly ergonomically designed which makes handling the equipment easier for hospital staff.
“We are so thankful for this wonderful donation from Alectra as part of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s $34 million Together, We Care campaign,” said Suzanne Bone, the Foundation’s CEO. “It’s so important, as every piece of patient care equipment we purchase is funded by donations from the community. Alectra’s gift will help us keep staff and patients safe while supporting our focus on environmental sustainability. We’re most grateful.”
In addition to its three-year $180,000 contribution to Guelph General Hospital, Alectra announced that it will contribute over $105,000 to Guelph community programs in 2022 through its #AlectraCARES Community Support Program.