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Working together and responding during extraordinary times

… As Nova Scotians and the rest of the world grappled with the swift and dramatic effects of COVID-19, everyone quickly realized who our essential workers and frontline heroes were. They kept grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies open, transported supplies, and provided vital services to those in need. Among those heavily relied upon have…

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Thank you for being there.

… When the global pandemic was declared, the Aberdeen Health Foundation was able to immediately transition staff to working remotely. It was an easy thing to do and allowed us to protect others, especially our colleagues here at the hospital who do not get that choice. We are fortunate in Pictou County to have such…

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AHF Office Update

  … This summer is bringing welcome easing of restrictions related to Covid 19. Aberdeen Health Foundation offices are in high traffic areas and therefore our staff will continue to work remotely until further notice. By temporarily remaining closed we can contribute to the protection of our NSHA colleagues and anyone entering the hospital. We…

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Donald Horne Endowment for Children’s Health

Donald Horne is 93 years old. It is not unusual to find him outside working in the yard, puttering or simply enjoying the sound of a nearby creek. Through the open garage door his gleaming white motorcycle is hard to miss. When asked what he attributes his health and well-being to, Don opens his arms…

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Paving the Way for Mental Health

The Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Sandbar Mental Health Endowment has received a major boost from the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association, with a donation of $80,000. This donation was raised at the group’s annual fundraising auction in January and represents only the second time in the organization’s history that this figure was hit. “The cause of…

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Vital Signs

Want to get involved? Pictou County Vital Signs is just getting started and we need your help. Would you like to host a Vital Conversation for your geographical or interest community? Contact Jessica at United Way of Pictou County to learn more, 902-755-1754.   UPCOMING: Stay tuned! What is Pictou County Vital Signs The Aberdeen…

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Population Health Funding

2018 Population Health Funding $50,000 in projects have been awarded. Read more >> 2018 Population Health Funding   The purpose of the Population Health Funding initiative of the Aberdeen Health Foundation is to provide funding opportunities in Pictou County for projects and programs that: Focus on the maintenance, protection, and improvement of the health of the…

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Driving Change

Aberdeen Hospital’s Nurses Piloting a First in Nova Scotia Carla MacDonald was looking for an opportunity for her department’s nursing team, one that would challenge them to play more of a leadership role on the inter-professional care teams on which they serve. MacDonald is the clinical nurse specialist for the Aberdeen Hospital’s busy medical inpatient…

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Ensuring the Care is Here

For 17 year old Caroline Wills, being able to receive her chemotherapy at the Aberdeen Hospital means she has more time for family, school and hanging out with friends. Caroline is 18 months into a two year intensive treatment protocol for ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “We were on our way to Halifax for a day…

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Edith Were Fraser Family Memorial Endowment

The “Edith Were Fraser Family Memorial Endowment” has been established through the Aberdeen Health Foundation to provide continuing education opportunities for nursing staff in Pictou County. Edith Fraser (nee Were), of Eureka, was a graduate of the Aberdeen Nursing School and she helped deliver the first set of triplets born at the Aberdeen Hospital in…

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