MRI Machine

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The Ontario government is investing in operating additional MRI machines at Grand River Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital. While funding from the government will cover the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a second MRI machine at Grand River Hospital, we need donor support to cover the cost of the new machine itself.

Thanks to a recent investment by Equitable Life of Canada, the hospital already has a new MRI machine that became operational last year; it replaced the hospital's previous machine from 2003.

A second new MRI machine at Grand River Hospital, however, will mean that people across the Waterloo region will have more access to vital diagnostic MRI services and experience shorter wait times—it will be a game changer that brings us one step closer to a world class health system right here for our community.

Currently, Grand River Hospital performs 17,000 MRIs annually, and the addition of a second MRI machine will allow us to provide services to an additional 4,500 patients each year. Thanks to the generous support of our community, we anticipate that this additional MRI machine will be operational in early 2023.

Any donations made beyond our fundraising goal for the second MRI machine will support the highest priority needs of Patient Experience at Grand River Hospital.

In December 2021, we granted over $1,310,125 to fund the current MRI machine. In December 2022, we granted over an additional $631,457 for MRI. 


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Once you have selected your donation amount and clicked donate, it will take you to a shopping cart experience. From there you can review your total and then click complete payment at the bottom of the screen before being taken to a secure payment information page.


Tax receipts are automatically sent once you have completed your payment information and checked out. If you do not see an email come through with your tax receipt, please check your junk or spam email folders. The email subject line is Grand River Hospital Foundation Donation Receipt.

If you still cannot find it, please contact Jesse Borden, Fulfillment Manager & Donor Advocate at 226-750-2074 or for support. 

When donating, any information entered in the billing address fields on the payment screen will be used to generate an automatic tax receipt. If a company name is added here, the tax receipt will be issued to the company.

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