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Christmas comes early for health care in Pictou County

Aberdeen Health Foundation approves $2.4 million in funding At its most recent board meeting the Aberdeen Health Foundation approved more than $2.4 million in funding for enhancements to health care at the Aberdeen Hospital and for health services across Pictou County. This marks the single largest annual influx to health care from the Foundation. Typically…

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Making a Direct Impact on the Lives of Children

Two projects in Pictou County are receiving funding because of the role they play in promoting healthy outcomes for children in Pictou County. Big Brothers Big Sisters, and West Pictou Consolidated School are the latest recipients of the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS (Children’s Aid Society) Endowment Fund, which supports projects that alleviate risk, prevent crisis,…

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New and improved equipment for Aberdeen Hospital’s operating rooms

The operating rooms at the Aberdeen Hospital have received delivery of some new equipment with funding from the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Enhancements include new operating room beds, which surgery is performed on, including a new orthopaedic trauma stretcher. The operating theatres now have much improved LED lighting, these units provide brighter lighting and are much…

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BBQ for Palliative Care Unit

Bergengren Credit Union recently made a lovely donation of $700 to the Aberdeen Health Foundation for the Palliative Care Unit. The proceeds were raised from a BBQ they hosted. Rhonda Langille, RN, Palliative Care Team received the gift from Dale Bigney, Manger of Bergengren Credit Union   Posted: October 30, 2014

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Supporting Nurses Like Wanda and Cindy

“The end of life is an opportunity for profound meaning, healing, comfort and growth. The end of life is a sacred time. None of this is possible without expert care.” – Betty Ferrell, speaking at the 20th International Congress of Palliative Care When Wanda MacKay and Cindy Cameron, both nurses in the Aberdeen Hospital’s Palliative…

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McHappy Day Helping Women and Children in Pictou County

Today the Aberdeen Health Foundation received a cheque from McDonald’s McHappy Day for the Women & Children’s Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital. The proceeds from this one-day event, held annually on May 7, raised $4,925 this year. Combined with funds from previous years, more than $25,000 has now been raised in our community through McHappy…

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Foundation Receives Cutest Donation Ever

The Aberdeen Health Foundation received what is officially the cutest donation in its history thanks to photographer Jennifer Smees. Smees has gifted several pieces from her photographic collection of beautiful babies from the community. The pictures of newborns and young children will brighten the halls and delivery rooms of the Women & Children’s Unit.  …

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Applications open for CAS Endowment

The Aberdeen Health Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for its Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment, a fund that supports projects that protect children and helps at-risk families in Pictou County. Past recipients include Pictou County Early Intervention, Tearmann Society, Kids First, Pictou County Women’s Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Youth Health…

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Making Lifesaving Equipment Available in the Community

Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada each year. That’s one every 12 minutes. Without rapid and appropriate treatment, most cardiac arrests result in death. But an individual’s chance of survival can double when CPR is used in combination with an AED. AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. AEDs are lifesaving devices, making a…

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Today we received the single largest donation in our history

Sobey Foundation Makes $8 Million gift to Aberdeen Health Foundation  The Aberdeen Health Foundation (AHF) has received the single largest gift in its history with an $8 Million one-time donation from the Sobey Foundation. The $8 Million gift will boost the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s funding, supporting the Aberdeen Hospital and wellness programs across Pictou County….

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