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The most touching part of the season

Equipment Funded in 2015 Operating Room Minimally Invasive Suite $252,225 Patient Beds  75/25 % funding  $28,201 Pharmacy       Automated Dispensing Medication Unit $13,588 Camera Based Validation System $32,000 Ophthalmology         YAG Laser $84,000 Ophthalmic Microscope $137,000 Critical Care                Portable Ultrasound $39,000 Bipap Monitors $42,000 Defibrillator Life Pack $15,000 Operating Room Enhancements Mini C Arm X-ray…

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Investing for excellence

  With four orthopaedic surgeons performing on average nine surgeries every day, the Aberdeen Hospital’s orthopaedic department is helping patients and young athletes like North Nova Gryphon’s Caitrin Skelton get back into game shape. Thanks to investments by the Aberdeen Health Foundation, the department has been successful in attracting surgeons and being one of the…

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Investing for Excellence

Investing for Excellence

The night before Caitrin Skelton’s surgery she was excited. The next morning she would be heading into the operating room to rebuild the torn ligament in her knee. Most would be nervous, but for Caitrin the surgery meant she’d be one step closer to getting back on the basketball court — right where her injury had happened.

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Getting the best start in life

New play-rich learning space at Kids First is making sure no one is left behind The Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS Endowment Legacy Fund is supporting a significant capital project at Kids First Family Resource Centre to create a play-based learning environment. Children learn by exploring, playing, imitating and observing. Play in early childhood shapes our…

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Helping Staff be Their Best

Health care is more than state-of-the-art equipment, it’s about people too. For that reason, the Aberdeen Health Foundation provides direct support for the continued education and development of health care staff. From keeping the Diagnostic Imaging department operating at capacity by supporting the cross-training of staff, to providing the most advanced simulation technology for clinical…

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Helping Staff be Their Best

Helping Staff be Their Best

Health care is even more than state-of-the-art equipment and technology; it’s about people too. For that reason, the Aberdeen Health Foundation provides direct support for the training and development of health care staff.

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Integrating play in the classroom at New Glasgow Academy

Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS Endowment has provided funding for an innovative play-based program at New Glasgow Academy. “Let’s Play!” uses play to teach resilience, self-regulation, and communication skills to students in the 4 Plus to Grade Two classrooms.   “Let’s Play!” fosters healthy child development and builds skills for success by creating an environment rich in play…

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Opening Doors to End Family Violence

A workshop to provide rural areas of Nova Scotia with resources to better understand mental illness and addictions, and their link to family violence. Wednesday, October 21 @ 7 pm Northumberland Regional High School Free

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McHappy for new birthing chair

Staff at local McDonald’s boost McHappy proceeds for new birthing chair The staff of McDonald’s New Glasgow recently dropped by the Aberdeen Hospital to deliver a cheque for $8,000, which represents the proceeds from its 2015 McHappy Days fundraising drive. Pictured above: Michelle Corcoran, McDonalds; Susan Green, Aberdeen Health Foundation, Courtney Robson, RN and Marlene…

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Cora’s New Hope

Cora’s diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder marks a line in her life – a start line. It wasn’t until Cora was properly diagnosed that things in her life actually began to change for the better. Before her diagnosis, Cora’s life was one of contrasts. Born and raised in Pictou County, Cora was blessed with a supportive…

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