New parking spots reserved for veterans at Groves hospital

 CENTRE WELLINGTON – The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command and local Legion Branches, including Branch 275 Fergus, have been generous supporters of Groves Hospital Foundation for over two decades, and in return the hospital has reserved two parking spots for war veterans. 

The Fergus Legion has contributed $105,700 to fund vital equipment and medical technology at Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) since 2002. 

Its largest gift was a $25,000 pledge to the new Groves hospital, which was announced at the Telethon they hosted in June 2018. 

The Fergus Legion also continues to support and host the Rotary’s Catch the Ace fundraiser, to benefit Groves. 

Groves Foundation and GMCH are proud to partner with local Legions in caring for the aging veterans, active service members, and legion members in the community, Legion officials state in a press release jointly issued with the hospital foundation on May 23. 

The release states there are two new reserved parking spots at GMCH for veterans only, which feature the Legion logo.  One spot is located in front of the emergency entrance and the other in front of the main entrance, “to allow accessible parking for veterans who have served our country.”

“Providing designated parking at the hospital is an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate our support and thank our veterans for their service” states Angela Stanley, president and CEO of GMCH  and the Wellington Health Care Alliance.

“Groves Hospital and Foundation wish to express thanks for the continued support of the Fergus Legion and all of its members. Donations, like those from the Legion, allow the foundation to continue to fund vital equipment and supporting technology, to outfit physicians and staff at Groves,” officials state.

The release states the Legion’s support allows GMCH to continue to provide excellent patient care for the community. An unveiling of the new parking spots was held on May 18.