The Board of Directors of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is delighted to announce that the Brighter Days Capital Campaign has established a stretch goal fundraising target of $9.5M. 

Led by a volunteer Campaign Cabinet committee co-chaired by Tim O’Regan and David Himmelman, the fundraising campaign has already exceeded its initial $6.6M target, which was set at the outset of the pandemic. 

As of November 1, funds raised and pledged by donors have surpassed the $7.3M mark, demonstrating the high priority that the community places on securing the latest in medical technology and equipment as part of the Province’s $115.7M expansion and redevelopment of the South Shore Regional Hospital. 

Since last year, Cabinet, Foundation and Committee volunteers have been actively canvassing for donations in support of new equipment for Emergency, Dialysis, Diagnostic Imaging, Endoscopy and Day Surgery components of the redevelopment. The response has been overwhelming, and the Campaign has secured three separated donor commitments of $1M, including the recently announced investment by the J & W Murphy Foundation aimed at encouraging donations by the community at large. 

The additional funds raised as a result of the stretch goal will be directed to securing $2M in additional medical equipment and technology for the five aforementioned areas of the redevelopment, with any excess funds directed to an Equipment and Technology Legacy fund that will help ensure ongoing upgrades to those areas, as needed, in the years to come. 

The Brighter Days Capital Campaign is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help ensure the residents of Nova Scotia’s South Shore have access to the best available health care facilities.  The 48,705 sq. ft. expansion and redevelopment of the hospital is expected to be completed in 2025. Foundation staff welcome inquiries and may be reached directly at:

Alison Clements

Manager, Strategic Engagement, Health Services Foundation of the South Shore