The South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) serves a community of approximately 44,000 people in addition to 10,000 seasonal residents and 30,000 tourists across four rural hospital sites located in Chesley, Durham, Kincardine and Walkerton. The staff team of close to 400 provides high quality care services including acute, coronary and obstetrical care, surgery and a full range of diagnostic and ambulatory care services.

  • Move to a more intuitive and user-friendly CMS
  • Design responsive states for the public website and ensure it is supported on the most recent releases of common web browsers
  • Create an Intranet for staff that will support departmental collaboration and communication


Working with SBGHC, Sandbox Software Solutions developed a sophisticated website using the OASIS web Content Management System, which allows website administrators to easily manage the range of content commonly deployed by the Centre. Sandbox Software also incorporated a robust media gallery, along with HR tools facilitating employee recruitment and resume collection. A Staff Portal was also developed for the SBGHC using OASIS CMS. This extranet allows staff members to search for text strings on any web page and/or any document uploaded to the private portal, manage in-house events, and attach a forum to any uploaded document for comments. Finally, a Board of Directors web portal was also implemented, which provides support for board document assembly and distribution, and archiving of board meeting outcomes.


With a strong focus on communication, collaboration and information sharing, the website and portals developed for SBGHC have streamlined many business processes and allow the Health Centre to be more efficient and more effective. Sandbox is proud to have worked with South Bruce Grey Health Centre on three generation of their website and intranet (2009, 2015, 2019).

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"Last week we went live with OASIS for our new external website and portal. It's great! It's been a pretty seamless transition and I find the new platform really easy to use."

— Meghan Legge, Manager, Communications, Engagement & Patient Experience, SBGHC

Sandbox developed a staff Intranet for SBGHC. The secured site enhances staff collaboration and corporate communications, as well as providing access to proprietary health resources and information.

> Portals and Intranets

The new SBGHC website was built using responsive best practices to ensure it operates seamlessly across a range of devices, browsers and operating systems.

> Websites

OASIS was used for the development of both the public website and staff Intranet. OASIS has dozens of pre-built modules for out-the-box functionality, some of which are specific to Intranets (such as Chatter and a Staff Buy and Sell).

> Content Management Systems