As Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital celebrates its 70th anniversary, the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is honouring the community gem by purchasing it a piece of equipment each month, for an entire year.

The creation of Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital was a project of passion, driven by the residents of Lunenburg. After a decade of hard work and fundraising, the community hospital officially opened its doors July 6, 1952.

Over its 70 years, Fishermen’s Memorial has transformed multiple times to meet the needs of those in Lunenburg and its surrounding communities. Over the years, both of the hospital’s fundraising arms, the Health Services Foundation and the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, have financially supported the facility and staff in conjunction with the health authority of the day.

Health Services Foundation Executive Director Arleen Stevens says she is excited donors have given the organization the ability to support and celebrate Fishermen’s Memorial’s 70th anniversary with a year of giving.

“One thing you can always count on in health care is the need for new equipment or services. The Health Services Foundation is thrilled to be able to allocate funding designated for Fishermen’s Memorial to support these projects over the next twelve months, just has we have for the past nearly 30 years.”

The first project receiving funding in July is the purchase of all equipment and furnishings needed to support the development of a Nova Scotia Health Turnkey Model Collaborative Family Practice team as Pelham Medical Services makes the transition from Pelham Street to Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital.

The Foundation has committed up to $48,000 to fund:

“The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore truly understands the special place that Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital holds in the hearts and minds of the people of Lunenburg and surrounding areas,” said Tanya Nixon, Vice President Operations, Western Zone. “The foundation has always been a leader in helping to identify and support the health care needs of the community. It is so fitting the foundation has chosen to celebrate this remarkable milestone for Fishermen’s Memorial and the community in such a generous and beneficial way.”

Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital is a 46-bed community hospital in Lunenburg, which offers a wide range of program and services. Some of the program and services include emergency, inpatient care, ambulatory care, lab, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, bone densitometry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, mental health & addictions, diabetes education and a Veterans Unit.

The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore supports the South Shore Regional Hospital and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital and associated sites within Lunenburg County by raising funds for enhanced health care.

Health Services Foundation Media Contact:

Alison Clements – Manager, Strategic Engagement

902-521-9522      |

Nova Scotia Health Provincial media line: 1-844-483-3344