Plans for the New Markdale Hospital

Together we are expanding local health care services

The creation of a brand-new rural hospital is a rare event in Ontario. The new Markdale Hospital is the result of the enduring commitment and hard work of volunteers and donors, civic leaders, elected officials, hospital staff, doctors, GBHS leadership, the Foundation, and other advocated and activists who kept the vision moving forward.

The new hospital will feature more space, state-of-the-art design and equipment for a procedures room to provide as much care as possible in ways that allow people to return home without a hospital stay.

The space we are creating is designed to let us respond to both evolving and sudden needs of the community. The inpatient spaces the emergency room, the procedures space – all are being build so they can quickly adapt and respond to emergencies, disasters, outbreaks or even a pandemic.

The outcome will be dramatic – a new hospital that supports better care for everyone.

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How is the hospital being funded?

Our Campaign Team

Message from our Campaign Chair,
Harvey Fraser

“As a life-long resident of Grey County, I joined the Board of the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation because I felt it was time for me to give something back, to put my time and effort into the community. To me, one of the most honourable and meaningful places to invest one’s efforts is in health care which benefits everyone in the community...

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Who in the community is leading this campaign?
The fundraising campaign is run by the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, which raises funds for health care in the area year in and year out. A group of volunteers has gathered to lead the campaign and seek support.

What is the goal of the campaign?
Our goal is $5.7 million. The total financial commitment from the community to the project was set years ago with the province and confirmed several times since at $12.5 million.

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Who We are Together

The People of Grey County and beyond are creating the Future of Care

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It is with pride that Centre Grey Health Services Foundation welcomes Triton Engineering Services Limited as a major donor to the Together In Care campaign for the new Markdale Hospital. 

Triton Engineering Services Limited are located in Central Ontario with offices in Fergus, Orangeville and Harriston.  They are a community-based consulting firm that provides a wide range of Civil Engineering services where municipalities face the challenge of managing growth and maintaining and upgrading their public infrastructure.


“This major gift from Triton Engineering Services Limited will go a long way as we transform health care in our communities for generations to come” stated Harvey Fraser, Chair of Centre Grey Health Services Foundation and the Together In Care campaign.  “It is really great to see community members like Triton Engineering step up to make this community the best it can be” advised Paul Stewart, volunteer of the Together In Care campaign. 


“Triton Engineering is committed to supporting the communities we live and work in by improving the quality of life through the realization of our vision and investing in municipal services, the environment and health and well-being of the public” stated Ray Kirtz, Principal of Triton Engineering Services Limited. 


Shovels hit the ground March 2021 and the hospital structure is shaping up nicely with strong support from the community.  The new Markdale Hospital is over double the size of the existing hospital at 68,000 and is on track to open in mid 2023.  For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit



Merlen Kropf Foundation delivers a big cheque

The Kropf Family is pleased to present a donation to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation for the new Markdale Hospital for a total amount of $50,000 issued by the Merlen  Kropf Foundation.  The family’s involvement in the Dundalk community began in 1976 with construction of the L&M Food Market Store.  The store moved to its current location in January 2000, where the pride in community service has continued.  L&M Food Markets also served the Markdale community, opening in July 1978 and operating for many years.  Merlen Kropf, the President of L&M Food Markets for 56 years, passed away in January 2022.  He was a firm believer in and proud supporter of community hospitals.  Merlen’s wife Doreen, their children Dale and Debra as well as their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in carrying forth Merlen’s wishes and legacy, are pleased to offer this donation to the hospital which will serve many communities.  “It is our privilege to have the Kropf Family as members of our donor family” stated Harvey Fraser, Chair of the “Together In Care” Campaign and Centre Grey Health Services Foundation . “It is with pride that we will have a naming plaque in their honour in our new hospital.  They are strong advocates of this community and of health care and we are incredibly grateful for their support.” states Fraser. 

Several structural elements of the new Markdale Hospital are now complete and they are drywall installation has begun in the lower level.  This new technologically advanced facility is on track to be completed in mid-2023.     



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