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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Making a Case for Smiles

Two hundred bright, beautiful pillowcases were delivered to the Aberdeen Hospital last week. They are the most recent donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation from organizers Kay Desborough and Jane Williams and made by the hands of many volunteers who came together for a day of sewing and comradery in May at the Pictou United…

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Meet our Executive Director

The Board of the Aberdeen Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Ferris to the position of Executive Director of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of sectors in Pictou County. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a commitment to building healthy communities…

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Calling Communities to Host Vital Conversations

Pictou County Vital Signs About 60 people gathered at NSCC on May 9 to take part in the “Vital Conversation” event hosted by the Pictou County Vital Signs Core Team. The event was just the first in a series the committee hopes will be hosted around Pictou County. “Our goal is to gather community input,…

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Vital Conversation Coming Up on May 9

How might we improve health, belonging & quality of life in Pictou County? People who live here know this place best and have the greatest stake in creating local solutions. Come share your knowledge and experience about life in Pictou County. This conversation will guide research for a Vital Signs report, a “where we are…

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