Rock N’ You For The NICU in support of PRHC’s tiniest patients

Calling all music lovers! On June 15, Erben will be hosting a night of live music benefitting Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s NICU. The concert, sponsored by David O’Connor Real Estate and Johnny on the Spot, will be emceed by Bill Porter of Oldies 96.7. It will showcase a mix of local and visiting talent, spanning genres such as Rock, Country, Pop, Folk, and Irish  all in support of PRHC’s tiniest patients. 

David O’Connor was inspired to create this event in honour of the care his son received in the NICU. David shared: “My son was a patient at the Peterborough NICU for five days after he was born and it was a very scary time for us. Our experience with the NICU was extremely positive as the care was outstanding.”

Rock N’ You For The NICU 

  • Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 – doors open at 6pm   
  • Location: Erben at 379 George St. N, Peterborough, ON
  • Tickets: $10 each, can be purchased here or at the door 
  • Direct donations can be made here – your donation will go twice as far because the two title sponsors are generously matching donations up to $500 each ($1,000 total) 

For more information about the event, please visit the event page.

Happy National Nursing Week!

To all nurses, thank you for being here for us when it matters most! During this National Nursing Week – and every week – we’re grateful for the compassionate care you provide to patients from all across our region.

The expert work you do inspires donations in your honour to the PRHC Foundation to help you care for other patients. They fund state-of-the-art technology, fuel innovation, bring new services to our region, and in turn help the hospital attract more colleagues to join you at PRHC.

Happy National Nursing Week!

Happy National Physicians’ Day!

To all doctors, thank you for being here for us when it matters most! On this National Physicians’ Day – and every day – we’re grateful for the compassionate care you provide to patients from all across our region.

The expert work you do inspires donations in your honour to the PRHC Foundation to help you care for other patients. They fund state-of-the-art technology, fuel innovation, bring new services to our region, and in turn help the hospital attract more colleagues to join you at PRHC.

Happy National Physicians’ Day!

Trent River Stables hosting Jackpot Barrel Race in support of PRHC cancer care

On May 20, Trent River Stables will be hosting a fun-filled day at the barrel races in support of cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. In addition to barrel racing and polebending, there will also be vendors, a silent auction, and a canteen lunch!

Trent River Stables’ Jackpot Barrel Race
  • Date: Monday, May 20th, 2024 
  • Location: Trent River Stables at 202 Donegal Road, Norwood, ON 
  • Schedule:
    • 8:00am Exhibitions 
    • 9:00am Open riding 
    • 10:00am Show starts

Please note that the races will take place rain or shine. There is no fee for spectators, just bring your lawn chair and be ready to cheer! All ages and skill levels are welcome to compete, and you can pre-register at the email below or enter on the day of the event.

For more information or questions about the event, please contact Trent River Stables by phone at 705-931-4692 or by email.

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies are back at PRHC and bigger than ever!

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie week is taking place from April 29th to May 5th this year (while supplies last)! 

The PRHC cafeteria’s Compass Canada Tim Hortons location has been selected as part of a pilot project with bigger Smile Cookies and more chocolate chunks! These new and improved Smile Cookies are $2, and 100% of the proceeds from this location’s Smile Cookie sales will be donated to the PRHC Foundation in support of the equipment and technology used every day at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Thanks to Compass Canada Manager, Warren, and his team for all the work they do every year to make this fundraiser a success, and thanks to all the PRHC Smile Cookie fans for their support!

Thank you and happy National Volunteer Week 2024!

The work we do wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteers.

From the PRHC Foundation Board of Directors and Board Committees, to the Allied Professional Advisory Council and Campaign Council, from PRHC’s Gift Shop and office volunteers, to the organizers, participants and supporters of community events, to our Foundation ambassadors and personal fundraisers – we’re so grateful for your time, energy and skills, as well as your donations, in support of PRHC.

Thank you for your generous commitment to the PRHC Foundation, your hospital and your community! Together we’re shaping the future of patient care at PRHC.

“Where you heal helps determine how you heal.”

A severe mental health crisis led Ashley Webster to seek emergency care at PRHC. There she started to receive the tools she needed to make positive changes in her life. To say thanks for that care and inspire donations in support of other mental health patients, she’s sharing her story…

“Imagine a world that’s always dark, where every step feels heavy. To me, it felt like a never-ending night, where the light just couldn’t break through. When you’ve felt this darkness, you want to do whatever you can to stop someone else from feeling that same isolation.

During my treatment and recovery, my garden became my sanctuary. With the sunshine on my face and my hands in the soil, those difficult days felt a little brighter and easier to handle. But, like recovering from any illness, my journey to healing requires time and space.

Just like cardiologists and surgeons need the right technology to treat our bodies, mental health professionals need the right tools and facilities to treat our minds. That includes spaces that are specially designed for mental health patients: rooms with plenty of natural light, and secure outdoor areas that help patients heal in safety and in peace. Knowing how important my garden was to me during my darkest days, I became a PRHC Foundation donor to make sure others have healing spaces in their treatment for recovery.

Please join me in supporting modern mental health facilities at PRHC and be part of investing in the future of mental health care in our region.”

For more information or to donate, please call 705-876-5000 or click here.

Make hope and recovery possible

More people than ever before are seeking mental health care. Patient wait lists are growing and at PRHC, the spaces where mental health diagnosis and treatment take place are over 15 years old and aren’t designed to support today’s standard of care.

For example, current patients of PRHC’s Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) have no access to the outside even though their stays could be weeks or even months long.

We can help by funding modern, safe spaces where PRHC’s doctors, nurses and staff will provide expert, compassionate care. With donor support, PRHC will invest $1.75 million to create a specially designed outdoor PICU courtyard to give patients access to natural light and fresh air, and support therapeutic best practices – helping shape the future of mental health care in our region.

For more information or to donate, please call 705-876-5000 or click here.