Ask anyone on the South Shore and they can tell many stories about needing health care services.

And that’s about the same number of reasons why Paul & Sharon Snow decided to make a $100,000 donation to the Health Services Foundation’s Brighter Days Capital Campaign.

“A hospital is an important piece of infrastructure and critical for a healthy and thriving community,” says Paul, who is also one of the Campaign’s volunteer fundraisers. “A modern facility with the latest technology can attract new medical staff to the area and allow for the full use of services that will be in place. It will also help in a time when there is a scarcity of medical staff throughout the country.”

The Brighter Days campaign supports the redevelopment of the 35-year-old South Shore Regional Hospital. This $115.7-million project includes the expansion of the hospital’s Emergency, Endoscopy and Day Surgery departments and will add MRI, Dialysis and SPECT-CT scanner services to the hospital, which serves residents from Hubbards to Shelburne.

Sharon wanted to give to the project as her career in South Shore’s medical system let her see firsthand the professionalism and dedication exhibited by the people providing medical services to the community.

“Our hospital staff have had a very difficult few years with the pandemic and its aftermath. We feel that the medical professionals that work in our community should be supported by providing them with the latest technology and working conditions to improve the chances for optimal health care outcomes.”

“Lunenburg county is our adopted home,” adds Paul. “We raised our children here and we are happy to have the opportunity to give back for such a worthy cause.”

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.