Bolton trucking company donates $100,000 to help with Brampton, Etobicoke hospital projects

Published October 18, 2022 at 1:49 pm

Fleetex Transport Ltd., led by President, Amarjit Singh Garcha, announces a $100,000 gift to William Osler Health System Foundation on behalf of the Garcha family and in loving memory of Mr. Garcha’s late mother, Harbans Kaur Garcha, who received exceptional care at Osler. The Garcha family, pictured L-R: Rajvir Garcha, Amrit Garcha, Amarjit Singh Garcha, Surinder Kaur Garcha, Gurvir Garcha

A trucking company based in Bolton has donated $100,000 to help with equipment needs and healthcare redevelopment projects in Brampton.

Fleetex Transport has given the William Osler Health System (Osler) a $100,000 gift that the healthsystem says will help with upgrades at the Peel Memorial Centre, expanded cancer care services to Brampton Civic, and help with space and equipment needs at Etobicoke General.

Fleetex President Amarjit Singh Garcha said he was inspired to make the donation after his late mother, who received care from Osler.

“We want to ensure everyone in our community has the same access to quality, compassionate care, and that is why making this donation in my mother’s honour is so important to us,” Garcha said in a statement.

Ken Mayhew, President and CEO of the Osler Foundation, said the donation will “honour Mrs. Garcha’s legacy while ensuring family, friends and neighbours have access to the excellent patient care she received at Osler.”

Earlier this month, Auto dealer The Humberview Group pledged to match up to $1 million in matching donations to Osler. Matched donations to the William Osler Health System Foundation can be made by visiting www.oslerfoundation.org.

Peel Memorial is slated for an upgrade, including a new 24-hour Emergency Department replacing the existing Urgent Care Centre, and there are plans for a new cancer centre coming to Brampton Civic Hospital

The city’s portion of the projects will cost some $125 million, with Brampton already covering half the bill by transferring $62.5 million from capital reserves.

Council also passed a motion which will see Brampton residents pay a 1 per cent tax levy to help pay for the healthcare projects, as the city still needs to plug the remaining $62.5 million funding gap by 2027.

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