As of Monday September 30th, 2013 palliative care patients and their families have a new home in Windsor Essex. The new Stephanie and Barry Zekelman Wing within the T2B Supportive Care Unit at the Dr. Y. Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility, located at the Tayfour Campus has been opened to service patients in our community. On Friday September 27th, 2013 T2B privately opened the 20 bed unit and once again brought the 5 star hotel feel to the hospital environment. The unit has been redone from top to bottom starting with a family kitchen, a family lounge, a modern reception and nurses station, spacious hallways with inspirational murals, stunning wood flooring, woodwork within the patient rooms, warm wallpaper and paint colours. T2B will also be extending their ongoing programs into the unit which are: the Comfort Food Cart, Comfort Blanket, Music Therapy and Concierge Program.
This project is the “From Rooms to Wings” capital campaign which was launched in October 2012. Construction began in April of 2013 and we are ecstatic that the unit has been completed in record time. The campaign is a $1.4 million dollar pledge in which T2B is still fundraising for. The pledge is the cost of the refurbishment project, which truly has given Windsor Essex a unique state of the art health care facility for palliative patients in the community. In addition to fundraising for their ongoing programs at Windsor Regional Hospital, T2B Paediatric Oncology Satellite Unit Program, Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, Leamington Memorial District Hospital and the Kids Kick Cancer Program; T2B will continue to fundraise for the other $700,000 needed to complete this pledge by fall 2014. A special donor recognition event will be planned upon completion of the $1.4 million dollar pledge to applaud the efforts and kindness of all contributors to this program.
T2B would like to kindly thank our campaign partners and 3rd party events for all your efforts to date:
T2B Annual 16th Gala - $200,000
T2B would also like to specially thank Robert Gauthier the designer of the unit for being so passionate about the project and the T2B mission which is to create comfort for families dealing with life altering disease. As well we extend our gratitude to our dedicated Board of Directors, Staff, Executive Committees and Program Volunteers. We truly appreciate the support of our donors and community partners who help us to continue with our ongoing programs and who have supported the “From Rooms to Wings” Capital Campaign. We are excited to carry forward the momentum of this campaign into the next fundraising year to complete the $1.4 million dollar pledge.
To learn more about our "From Rooms to Wings" campaign, please download our sponsorhip package. If you would like to support the ‘From Rooms to Wings” campaign please click below to donate now.