The Health Services Foundation is your pathway to give directly to health care equipment and service needs in our Lunenburg County hospitals and communities.
The impact of your donations is felt each and every day at South Shore Regional and Fishermen’s Memorial hospitals.
SSRH Ambulatory Care: RN Nancy Grandy and Ward Clerk Courtney Wheeler are proudly showing off their new Accuvein Vein Finder, purchased by the generous attendees of the 2021 Charm Diamonds Women's Giving Circle!
"This device is already making a huge difference in the lives of our patients. Thank you so much for your continued generosity and helping us to improve the care we provide to our patients. You are truly amazing!"
SSRH Women's & Children's Unit:
"The staff and physicians on the Women and Children's Department would like to thank the donors of the Health Services Foundation for the educational material and teaching aids recently purchased for the staff.
Investing in our staff helps us to provide better care at the bedside. Once again we thank you for your unwavering support of our unit and SSRH."
Harold Wainwright was not one for the spotlight. He took great pride in being active, whether through his 35-years of work at Michelin Bridgewater, his time in the Canadian military or conquering Nova Scotia’s ski hills. Giving to healthcare on the Sou …
**this write up submitted by Shelley Peeler, Early Childhood Educator – Small World Learning Centre** In early November, while Small World Learning student Elliott Ernst was gathering materials to do artwork, he told me that he helped his grandmother m …
Do you remember what you wanted to be growing up? A doctor? A teacher? An athlete? For Emma Joudrey, it was clear in junior high school she wanted to be a nurse. She grew up around health care as both her parents (Avan & Lisa) work in the field. Em …
As we grow up we daydream of where life and our future career will take us. For Jim Fox*, his military career took him from Bedford, Nova Scotia, across Canada, with his Carolyn, from LaHave. But there was never a doubt these two Bluenosers would retur …
John & Dolce Tatlow know what they want from life. They knew they loved each other. They knew marriage was in their cards. They knew the moment they saw their dream retirement home in the Chester area they wanted to make the South Shore home. But w …
Needless to say in Irene Hirtle’s 38 years of nursing, she has seen a lot. Since becoming part of the Palliative Care team at South Shore Regional Hospital in 2003, the now-retired nurse has seen many of her patients in the final days of their lives. “ …
You’re in your final year of high school and you’re trying to decide what to do with your life.
You’ve hit a wall in your 9-5 and want to make a career out of giving back to those in your community.
Making the decision to pursue a career in health care is a bold and selfless move. A move that the South Shore Bursary Program is here to support.
In the bursary’s 17 years it has helped 120 South Shore residents finance their education in a health-related field. Of the bursary recipients, 85 trained to become Registered Nurses (RNs), 26 became certified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and one trained to be a doctor and is currently practicing in Lunenburg.
On top of investing in the futures of those in our community, the bursary has a return-for-service agreement ensuring all recipients come back and return a year of service at a South Shore hospital for each year they received financial support.
Since 2006, over $1,000,000 has been raised in support of the South Shore Bursary Program to support future health care professionals in both Lunenburg & Queens Counties. The bursary is a proud partnership of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, the South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary, the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Queens General Hospital Foundation and a committed supporter in the community.
Apply to the South Shore Bursary Program