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Molly’s Rainbows Raising Funds for Hospital

Coming up this Saturday, September 17, is Molly’s Rainbows – a carnival of fun and games for families. A portion of proceeds from the event will go to the purchase of a Bubble Tube for the Aberdeen Hospital’s new Emergency Room. Bubble Tubes are therapeutic, positively reinforcing and calming for children. The hospital’s rehabilitative department…

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A Very McHappy Donation

New Glasgow McDonald’s Store Manager, Michelle Corcoran stopped by to deliver their McHappy Day donation, which took place in May. With the tremendous efforts of the entire staff at the store, they raised $17,435! Exceeding their goal of $15,000 for a pediatric heart monitor. “It was a total team effort, with everyone actively fundraising for…

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Co-op Students Wrap Up Work Term with Presentation

Students from Pictou Academy, North Nova and Northumberland Regional High Schools have completed their summer work terms at the hospital. Over 200 hours, they have spent time in every department and been introduced to the wide range of career opportunities in health care. During their closing presentation, the students spoke of how much they loved…

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Students raise money for Oncology Patient Fund

Teachers and students of Trenton Elementary and Middle School recently hosted the second annual “Debbie’s Walk”. The event is a fundraiser in memory of Debbie Campbell, an educational assistant at Trenton Elementary who passed away in January 2015 from cancer. The school reached out to Debbie’s husband John for suggestions on the best way their…

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Funding Healthy Outcomes in Pictou County

Now into its fourth year, the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment and Legacy Fund continue to support projects that encourage healthy outcomes and build resilient kids and families. Five organizations will together receive more than $112,000 in funding this year. Frank H. MacDonald School’s “Primary Technology Project” will level the technology playing…

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Rooftop Garden at Hosptial to Benefit Patients and Community

 The rooftop adjacent to the Women and Children’s Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital is about to get much prettier thanks to a number of partners. Staff of the Women and Children’s Unit with the support of Public Health, the Hospital Auxiliary, hospital volunteers, and the Aberdeen Health Foundation are coming together to create a community…

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Two Donors Come Together for Paediatric Rehab

Two donors – Ace in the Hole Septic and Investors Group – were invited to the Physio Department at the Aberdeen Hospital recently to see their donation in action in the Paediatric Rehabilitation room. The donors were able to meet staff and the family of Bria Dort, who are thrilled with the addition of mirrors…

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Driving Hope

The van drivers for New Hope say the road is smooth on this fun-filled and inspiring volunteer adventure. New Hope, a psycho-social rehabilitation centre for mental health outpatients in Pictou County, is an oasis of hope, a sanctuary for the stresses of life, and a place for renewal. Staffed by a well-liked team of registered…

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Hospital Fully Equipped with AEDs

Thanks to a nurse who saw a need, the Aberdeen Hospital is now equipped with AEDs on every floor. AEDs are small portable defibrillators; they provide a critical first response for heart attacks and can be life-saving in critical situations. ER Nurse, Donna Cyr, felt that the Emergency Room shouldn’t be the only place in…

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Bequest Ensures Hospital Staff have most Advanced Training Aid

Thanks to a bequest from a donor, the clinical education department at the Aberdeen Hospital has been equipped with the latest training technology. With lifelike responses, “Chester Chest” lets staff practice advanced IV therapy procedures. Since arriving, dozens of staff have taken advantage of the opportunity to enhance their skills, essential for the delivery of…

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