09/28/2012 11:40 EDT | Updated 11/28/2012 05:12 EST

Ontario family donates $10 million to IWK Health Centre in Halifax

HALIFAX - A Halifax children's hospital says it has received a $10 million donation from a family in Ontario.

The IWK Health Centre says the donation from Myron and Berna Garron is the largest in its history.

CEO Anne McGuire says the money will support the creation of a new acute mental health inpatient unit, a neonatal intensive care unit and a new suite of women's health care facilities at the hospital.

Myron Garron is originally from Westport, N.S.