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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A Case for Smiles

Organizers Kaye Desborough and Jane Williams were thrilled that over 50 volunteers gathered at the Pictou United Church on October 26 for the 5th annual Ryan’s Case for Pillows. There was a buzz of laughter, sewing machines, and lots of productivity while this cheerful group carefully stitched together 500 playful pillowcases for the children’s rooms…

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New Emergency Department Opens

The Aberdeen Health Foundation has provided $1.5 million to equip the Aberdeen Hospital’s new Emergency Department with a state of the art patient monitoring system. It allows patients to be observed wherever they are in the hospital, improving efficiency and enhancing patient care and safety. Your ongoing support to the Foundation makes good news like…

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Conference Focuses on System Change

With funding support from the Aberdeen Health Foundation, Pictou County hosted the first ever conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Nova Scotia with a focus on intervention. It was organized by the Northern Region FASD Committee to enhance understanding of the barriers faced by youth and young adults living with FASD, and the…

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