Dr. Allan Burgmann, has been an honorary member of the LGH Foundation team for many years.
Many of you will know him from his day job as the Medical Director for Acute Psychiatric Services. At the Foundation not only is he an Honorary Director on our Board, he has been an ambassador for our mental health campaigns and a participant in many of our fundraising events.
When LGH Foundation launched the campaign to raise $24 million it was our biggest campaign to date. Dr. Burgmann was an eloquent and passionate champion for the need to replace the previous run-down mental health facility with a building that could properly support the needs of patients and staff.
More recently, Dr. Burgmann was front and center of the Emergency Mental Health Campaign to create the Psychiatric Emergency and Assessment Treatment Area and upgrade the triage zone in the Emergency Department.
He’s also been an enthusiastic participant in many of our events. Allan’s joie de vivre brings a sense of humour and joy to every fundraising event he attends. Whatever the situation, he always has a hat or an outfit to make the occasion special.
Watch the video below to catch a few of our favourite outfits.