Congratulations to our lucky Pay Day Play winner this week, Jelina Fraser, Surgical at VRH! https://t.co/ypAANOc5aP
The sight and sound of healing campaign focuses on purchasing two microscopes, one for cataract and the other for ear, nose and throat surgeries. Byron, Helen and Eileen recently benefited from medical services involving the scopes we currently have.
We want to provide medical teams with the best new technology available for their patients’ surgeries.
Eileen, from Kentville, was recently diagnosed with a precancerous growth on her larynx. Her surgery was performed using the microscope and, when it reappeared, she required a second surgery. Now disease free, Eileen is very grateful for the early diagnosis and treatment and the fact she didn’t have to travel to Halifax for this procedure or her follow up appointments.
Click on the photos below to read Byron and Helen's stories.
Hospice Construction Announcement
On August 18th the Premier and Minister of Health and Wellness announced the planned construction of an 8-10 bedroom hospice on the grounds of Valley Regional Hospital. This long awaited announcement was welcome news to the volunteers and donors who supported the vision of a hospice to serve patients and their families.
Funds to build a hospice and renovate Valley Regional Hospital were raised through the Our Community Our Health Campaign, a joint campaign of our Foundation and Valley Hospice Foundation. The hospital renovations have been completed.
Hospice construction should start in 2017 once the site and design have been selected, with the opening planned for 2019.