Fleetex Transport Ltd. announced a $100,000 gift to William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation), to support equipment needs and ongoing redevelopment projects at William Osler Health System (Osler). Fleetex Transport Ltd., led by President, Amarjit Singh Garcha, makes the gift on behalf of the Garcha family and in loving memory of Mr. Garcha’s late mother, Harbans Kaur Garcha, who received exceptional care at Osler.
“We were inspired by the extraordinary care given to my mother during her time at Osler,” said Amarjit Singh Garcha, President, Fleetex Transport Ltd. “We want to ensure everyone in our community has the same access to quality, compassionate care, and that is why making this donation in my mother’s honour is so important to us.”
The communities served by Osler are growing three times faster than the provincial average, and the population has a three-times-greater-than-average risk of serious illness, including heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.
Within the next 20 years, one in two members of our community will be diagnosed with cancer. As the need for exceptional care continues to grow, Osler continues to evolve to help increase health care capacity for years to come. In Ontario, all equipment in a hospital must be funded by the community, along with a portion of construction costs. Community support is helping to transform Peel Memorial into Brampton’s new hospital; it will help bring expanded cancer care services to Brampton Civic; and help ensure that Etobicoke General has the space and equipment required to continue providing the specialized care the community needs.
“This incredible gift from Fleetex Transport Ltd. is such a meaningful way to honour Mrs. Garcha’s legacy while ensuring family, friends and neighbours have access to the excellent patient care she received at Osler,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, Osler Foundation. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Fleetex Transport Ltd. and the entire Garcha family for their commitment to care and generous support of our hospitals.”
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System (Osler) is a hospital system which includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness and Etobicoke General Hospital, and serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities within the Central West region. Nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety, Osler is also Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest rating a Canadian hospital can receive from Accreditation Canada. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its Mental Health Program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home.