Our History

The Cumberland Health Care Foundation (CHCF) was founded in 1993 in response to the need to raise funds to support the construction of a new regional hospital.

Our History

The Cumberland Health Care Foundation (CHCF) was founded in 1993 in response to the need to raise funds to support the construction of a new regional hospital. Through hard work, the community of Cumberland raised $7.8 million in the "Above and Beyond Campaign". In 2001, the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC) replaced the Highland View Regional Hospital.

The new hospital is enhancing health care services county wide. The new regional hospital is a model of efficiency. The centre piece of the building is a two-story atrium running along the central portion of the building with many of the hospital's departments easily accessed. It was designed to incorporate as much natural light into the facility as possible. Like other buildings under the Nova Scotia Health Authority, The Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre is entirely smoke free.

The brand-new $46 million health-care centre provides Cumberland County with high-quality health care. The building, which was built around the needs and functions of the staff, has the same number of beds, but boasts 70 per cent more space. Cumberland County is able to provide top of the line health care with the acquisition of several pieces of new equipment through the commitment of the Cumberland Health Care Foundation and the Cumberland Health Care Auxiliary. Services provided at the site includes 24-hour emergency care, surgery, internal medicine, anesthesia, obstetrics, general medicine, intensive care, diagnostic imaging including a CT-Scan, rehabilitative service including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, diabetes education, laboratory and other related support services.

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