North York General Hospital Announces their First Patient Amenities Fund

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TORONTO—January 24, 2017 The Dilawri Foundation and BDO Canada LLP, in partnership with North York General Hospital Foundation are proud to announce the establishment of North York General Hospital’s (NYGH) first patient amenities fund with a generous gift of $125,000.

The Dilawri Foundation and BDO Canada LLP Paediatric Amenities Fund will support patients and families of North York General Hospital’s Paediatric Complex Care Clinic. This clinic helps patients and their families manage health concerns by providing centralized, integrated care, close to home. It’s a one-stop centre, providing care and coordinating treatment for children with complex medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, congenital heart disease, complications related to extremely premature birth, or children who have no clear diagnosis at all.

With this generous fund, NYGH will be able to provide additional financial resources to the children and their families who count on this clinic to help manage their illnesses on a daily basis. There are many unexpected costs for families with very ill children, such as meals, accommodations, and specialized equipment to help manage their child’s health. The new patient amenities fund will provide grants to cover these types of expenses

“Children and their families are at the core of The Dilawri Foundation’s work” said Co-founder Kap Dilawri. “NYGH’s commitment to excellence in paediatric healthcare is the reason we feel honoured to support such a valuable establishment. By partnering with BDO, we are helping to provide a valuable resource that allows patients to recover with the support of their loved ones.”

“We are incredibly proud to partner with The Dilawri Foundation and the North York General Hospital Foundation on an initiative that will help provide support for children and their families dealing with complex health concerns”, said Marco Zuiani, a partner at BDO Canada LLP. “It is our way of giving back to the people of this community.”

In addition to treating patients referred from North York General’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and inpatient and family medicine programs, children who receive treatment for complex illness at The Hospital for Sick Children, but who live in the NYGH catchment, are regularly seen in NYGH’s Paediatric Complex Care Clinic. The Dilawri Foundation and BDO Canada LLP Paediatric Amenities Fund is the latest example of NYGH’s renowned focus on patient and family centred care.

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About North York General Foundation
At North York General Foundation, we raise and responsibly steward the funds that enable North York General Hospital to deliver exceptional health care to our diverse communities. We support our hospital’s most urgent needs, including equipment replacement and upgrades not covered by the government, to ensure that our hospital has the right tools and equipment when it matters the most. But we are also looking beyond the needs of today and are investing in programs and infrastructure that will transform how our hospital delivers care to our growing community in the future. With the support of our incredibly generous family of donors, North York General Foundation is Going Beyond Care.

About BDO
With over 100 offices nationwide, BDO is one of the largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada. Our professionals serve both public and private organizations across a broad range of industries. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage the knowledge and experience of advisors from over 1,300 offices in more than 150 countries.
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About The Dilawri Foundation
For more than two decades, the Dilawri family has shown a deep commitment in supporting communities across Canada. With donations in the tens of millions, the generosity of the family has touched thousands of lives, and continues to leave a lasting impression. In 2002, Founders Tony, Kap and Ajay Dilawri established The Dilawri Foundation to oversee the family’s philanthropic activities. Through targeted philanthropy, The Dilawri Foundation continues to make a positive difference in the health care, medical research and family services world. Visit www.dilawrifoundation.ca