Quinte Health Care North Hastings

Clearly Better Campaign

 The Need

The North Hastings (Bancroft) Hospital needs to replace its x-ray and ultrasound equipment. This equipment is wearing out and needs to be upgraded to digital format.

On an annual basis an average of 6400 x-rays and over 2000 ultrasounds are performed for adults, children, emergency and scheduled patients.

Residents of North Hastings, and visitors to the area, deserve access to the same level of care being delivered throughout the province.  We have the highly trained, expert medical personnel on site to deliver that care if they are given the equipment.

Benefits of New Equipment

New radiology and ultrasound equipment will make state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services, with all of its advantages, available to the people of North Hastings.  New equipment is significantly faster and uses lower doses of radiation to produce clearer images.

An additional advancement is that the new equipment is digital, allowing images to be enhanced electronically which cuts down on the number of re-do examinations needed.  Digital images can be accessed at any QHC site, or anywhere a QHC Radiologist has access to a computer.  They can also be easily transferred to other hospitals or physician offices if necessary.

Because of its advanced capabilities, new Diagnostic Imaging equipment will support a variety of examinations not currently possible at QHC North Hastings, reducing the need for residents and visitors alike to travel to other centers for tests.


Cost for the newly equipped and renovated radiology room is estimated to be $510,000.  The ultrasound room is anticipated to cost $195,000.

The North Hastings Fund Development Committee has committed to raising $700,000 for this urgently needed project that will have such a positive impact on the quality of life in the region.

Trouble can’t hide…..when we can see inside!

Please send donations to

QHC North Hastings Fund Development Committee

PO Box 157

Bancroft, ON

K0L 1C0

First Payment to QHC

Thanks to all the donations that we received from our loyal supporters, we were able to make our first payment towards the $700,00 Clearly Better Campaign.

As you can see in this photo on September 21, 2012 The North Hastings Fund Development Committee made its first payment of $250,000 to Quinte Health Care for this campaign.

Room Dedication

On Wednesday October 3, 2012 we dedicated the Ultra Sound room to the Township of Faraday for their generous donation of $100,000.

Faraday is joining a very elite group of donors that have a room named after them. We greatly appreciate these major donors. They are largely responsible for Bancroft having a modern and well equipped hospital.

Leadership Gift of $50,000

Choices once again supported a hospital project with another donation of $50,000 towards the Clearly Better Campaign. They have already fully paid this pledge. Thank you so much.

Auxiliary Continues to Support

The Hospital Auxiliary had pledged $50,000 towards the Clearly Better Campaign and made their final payment during our campaign closing ceremonies.

Donation from Gro-Bark

Barry Ramsbottom, the local rep for Gro-Bark, is presenting Jean Ménard of the Hospital Fund Committee with a $10,000 pledge towards the Diagnostic Campaign.

Gro-Bark had previously given $5,000 towards the Hospital campaign back in 2001.


Donation from Scotiabank

The Scotiabank staff is presenting the Fund Committee with a $10,000 pledge for the Diagnostic Campaign.

Hospital Tour by Apsley Lions Club

Representatives of the Apsley and area Lions Club came to visit the North Hastings hospital after making a $5,000 donation to the Diagnostic Campaign.

Second Payment

Many pledges have been made for payment over the next three years. As the pledges have been coming in for the Diagnostic Campaign, payments are being made to QHC to cover the almost $700,000 for the X-ray and ultra sound replacement.

With this payment a total of $370,000 has been paid and approximately $300,000 is remaining.


Chemistry Blood Analyser

The Royal Canadian Legion District F Ontario Command has generously donated $9043.73 to Quinte Health Care North Hastings.  This money will purchase a Chemistry Blood Analyzer for the hospital.  The Fund Development Committee, on behalf of the hospital, expressed it’s gratitude not only for this generous donation but also for the generous support that the hospital has received in the past.  Photo from left to right: Larry Shattraw, President, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 181, Kim Bishop, Chair, NH Fund Development Committee, Gary Kellar, Royal Canadian Legion Zone Command.

Legion Donation for Blood Analyser