Pat Lord Award Recipients off to School

The Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Pat Lord Award has been granted to two students, Victoria Hannam and Justin Doiron. The scholarship is awarded to youth who were placed for adoption through the former Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County, or came from another agency to a Pictou County adoptive family. Victoria, who aspires to be a…

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Donor Establishes Endowment for Children’s Health

Donald Horne is a cheery, exuberant 93 year old. He keeps busy on his woodlot or riding his motorcycle. But what interests him most these days is supporting the causes he cares about. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Donald has established a new fund for children’s health through the Aberdeen Health Foundation. The…

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Giving Back and Helping Other Cancer Patients

Doug and Margie Guthro have hit their fundraising goal. The pair has been fundraising for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Oncology Client Fund and, in a little over a year, they managed to raise just over $10,000. Doug got the idea while supporting his wife, Margie, as she underwent cancer treatment that required them to travel…

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Applications Open for CAS Endowment Funding

The Aberdeen Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment. The deadline is October 15. Funding is open to community organizations and programs that are seeking to create transformational change in terms of their capacity to foster healthy outcomes for children, youth, and families in Pictou County. Projects that qualify include innovative…

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National Award for Aberdeen Hospital Nurse

Congratulations to Janice Buttle, RN, who received a national award for EXCELLENCE IN VASCULAR PRACTICE from the Canadian Vascular Access Association. The award was presented at the National conference in Toronto this past April by Josee Roy, an educator with Becton Dickinson. Janice (pictured left) works in the Aberdeen Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Unit and is…

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McHappy Day Helping Women & Children’s Unit

The proceeds from this year’s McHappy Day will purchase a vein viewer for the Aberdeen Hospital Women and Children’s Unit. Staff from the New Glasgow McDonald’s delivered their $9,000 donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation and got to see the area where the vein viewer will be put to work when it arrives, right next…

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Success of Best Practice Pilot Celebrated

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Annual Report 2017-2018 is celebrating the success of a project at the Aberdeen Hospital. Nurses at the hospital’s inpatient medicine unit partnered with St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) to adopt best practice guidelines for pressure injuries and care transitions. The result? Better…

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Pictou County Vital Signs Hosts Sounding Board Meeting

The Pictou County Vital Signs team is hosting a Sounding Board meeting tomorrow, June 19 at NSCC. The purpose is to share what has been learned so far, have a conversation about what’s missing, and identify areas where support is needed for data collection. The United Way of Pictou County and the Aberdeen Health Foundation are…

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