Free vaccination transportation for Pictou County residents

The Aberdeen Health Foundation and the province are making it easy for Pictou County residents to get to their vaccination appointments. The province is subsidizing transportation to vaccination clinics, making it a $5 round trip even if your appointment is in Antigonish or Truro. To help support the vaccination effort and ensure that everyone in...

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Business Unusual: Chamber announces new approach to gala event

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is pivoting in the face of the worldwide health pandemic. With the support of several community-based organizations, the Chamber will present a special celebration called “Business Unusual” on January 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. “Our purpose is to celebrate and showcase the amazing things businesses,...

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Celebrate Respiratory Therapists Week

There is no better time than Respiratory Therapy Week (October 25-31) for the Aberdeen Health Foundation to recognize and celebrate the commitment and dedication of the remarkable team at the Aberdeen Hospital. This year in particular has brought into focus the exceptional work of this diverse and critical group of specialists.   Throughout the COVID-19...

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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 the 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 been...

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Kindness Rocks at the Aberdeen Hospital Gratitude Garden

Calling all artists, creative-types and anyone looking to show support to health care workers. The Aberdeen Health Foundation and Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary are creating a Gratitude Garden at the hospital. This can be a great project for the whole family.  Everyone is invited to paint rocks with fun and encouraging messages for hospital staff as...

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Aberdeen Health Foundation presents stories of gratitude

NEW GLASGOW — Gratitude was a guiding theme on March 5 for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s annual general meeting. Five presenters shared their tributes to the support they have experienced from the Foundation, besides its gestures of funding and equipment. Debbie MacDonald, health services manager for the women’s and children’s health program, spoke about how the...

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A dedication for the dedicated

As one of their big moments of 2018, the Aberdeen Hospital, with the help of the Ladies Auxiliary, was able to open the brand new Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite. Looking around a room of pink coats during the dedication last week, there was just one person missing. A former member of the auxiliary and the...

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Families, hospital staff honour Braxton Naugle’s legacy

October 25 was an emotional day for the Naugle family as they gathered at the Clinical Simulation Lab at the Aberdeen Hospital. Their wish for a meaningful legacy for their son Braxton had reached fruition. Joining them was a multidisciplinary team from the hospital and another special donor. Braxton Naugle was seven years old when...

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McHappy Day helping local Women and Children’s Unit

NEW GLASGOW – The proceeds from this year’s McHappy Day will purchase a vein viewer for the Aberdeen Hospital Women and Children’s Unit. Staff from the New Glasgow McDonald’s delivered their $9,000 donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation and got to see the area where the vein viewer will be put to work when it...

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Health Foundation remains in good standing

The Aberdeen Health Foundation celebrated another successful year during its annual general meeting last Thursday. The event featured guest speaker Ryan Sommers who is the regional medical officer of health for this area as well as a practising family physician. Sommers focuses on population health in his career and shared a bit about what that...

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