Local Stone Wool Manufacturer, ROXUL Inc., donates $250,000 to support Milton District Hospital Expansion

September 18, 2017

Milton-based stone wool insulation manufacturer, ROXUL Inc., has made a generous $250,000 donation to the Milton District Hospital Foundation to support expansion efforts at the Milton District Hospital.

“We are deeply grateful for the support of ROXUL,” shares Helen Vatistas, Executive Director of the Milton District Hospital Foundation. “ROXUL’s significant investment will help ensure the health and wellbeing of Milton families, friends, and neighbours, who are all vital members of our community. Their contribution will help greatly enhance the overall comfort and care of the families we serve.” 

ROXUL will be recognized in the Prenatal Assessment Area of the Maternal Newborn Department. The company’s significant contribution will aid the department’s expansion. The department will accommodate nine labour, birth, recovery, and post-partum (LBRP) care rooms, as well as thirteen additional post-partum rooms.   

Other improvements to the Maternal Newborn Department, include: modernized birthing rooms designed to improve the patient experience from labour and birth to recovery; the opening of a dedicated Operating Birthing Suite for planned and emergency caesarean births; and the addition of a Level 2A Special Care Nursery with capacity for seven bassinets to care for infants in need of extra support and monitoring. The nursery will allow the Milton District Hospital to deliver and treat premature infants (those born up to six weeks early), including twins. 

Likewise, two courtesy rooms will be made available to parents of newborns or infants receiving special care, so that they may remain at the hospital while their child receives vital treatment.

ROXUL stone wool insulation has also been integrated into Milton’s District Hospital’s building envelope. As a result, patients and staff will benefit from a more comfortable environment and increased safety. ROXUL products provide passive fire protection, as they are non-combustible to 1,177˚C. They are also Greenguard certified to the highest standard, supporting healthy air quality. The sound resistant properties of ROXUL insulation will aid in patients’ rest and recovery by minimizing noise and sound transfer, both from inside and outside the building. 

ROXUL has made philanthropy and corporate citizenship an integral part of its mandate since first opening its manufacturing facility and North American headquarters in Milton in 1988.

“Charitable giving and volunteerism are an important part of our corporate culture at ROXUL,” says Leslie McLaren, North American Manager of Government Affairs & Corporate Communications, ROXUL Inc. “We’re proud to continue to invest in infrastructure and programs that support the well-being of the communities where we live and work. It’s a privilege to be able to give back in this way. The Milton District Hospital is such an important community resource, providing care and improving quality of life for countless individuals and families throughout the region.”