Artful Purpose: Helping Cancer Patients

  Doug Guthro has made it his mission to help others in Pictou County who have to travel to the city for cancer treatment. It came from his own experience supporting his wife who needed three weeks of radiation treatment in Halifax earlier this year. During that time, they were able to stay at the…

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Sobeys Staff Get in the Spirit of Giving

Patients and visitors to the Aberdeen Hospital on Thursday morning were greeted by a friendly crew offering free parking, hot chocolate, sweets, and candy canes. New Glasgow was one of just six locations in Canada to be treated to a “Magical Wishes” event, courtesy of the staff at Sobeys head office in Stellarton. In addition…

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Taking Every Opportunity to Give Back

“You have to look after your community. Your community is your family,” says Fred Haddad, owner of Maple Cedar Restaurant in New Glasgow. Giving back is so important to Haddad that he regularly donates a portion of the proceeds from sales at his new restaurant to various causes in the community. During the week of…

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One Door Centre Helping Patients with Chronic Illness

The One Door Centre has made it easier for Wade McCann to manage his chronic illness. Before the clinic opened in 2013, Wade’s COPD meant multiple appointments, travelling to different locations to see different specialists. COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term for a number of progressive lung diseases, in Wade’s case…

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Celebrating Health Care Foundation Day

November 27, 2017 When the Aberdeen Health Foundation hosted its 30th Annual General Meeting earlier this year there was one board member for whom this marked a personal milestone as well. Jim Gogan has served on the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s board since it was established in 1986.   Jim Gogan has served on the board…

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The Spirit of Giving

This holiday season, help us enhance health care in Pictou County by honouring someone on your Christmas list with a Tribute Gift. Making a donation to pay tribute to family, friends, or colleagues is a unique way to mark this or any special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone. We’ll send a…

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In Memoriam Gifts Provide New Chairs for Pictou Dialysis Unit

When Marian MacIntosh passed away in December 2015, her family knew it would be important to Marian to have one more opportunity to help others affected by kidney disease. That is why they named the Aberdeen Health Foundation as one of two charities of choice, with all donations to the Foundation being directed to the…

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Clinical Simulation Lab Opens at Aberdeen Hospital Thanks to Bequest

It was an emotional day when the nieces of Jean MacKay Baudoux visited the Aberdeen Hospital to see their beloved aunt’s generosity at work. A bequest in Jean’s Will to the Aberdeen Health Foundation has established a Clinical Simulation Lab at the hospital, a dedicated training space for the clinical education of health professionals complete…

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Shoppers Drug Mart Helping Women & Children’s Unit

The team from Shopper’s Drug Mart dropped into the Aberdeen Hospital’s Women & Children’s Unit to check out the newly refurbished chairs for the patient rooms. With proceeds from Shopper’s “Growing Women’s Health” Campaign, six rocking chairs were re-upholstered and re-finished to meet infection control standards. The chairs enhance comfort during feeding and skin-to-skin contact…

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