Our Funds

The Foundation manages a number of charitable funds worthy of your support. All are important to patients, the hospital, its staff, volunteers and to our community.

Our Funds

COVID-19 Assistance Fund

During these difficult times, when COVID-19 has re-directed the attention of health care providers world-wide, when our hospital staff require unprecedented support, and when patients and their families still need professional and compassionate care for all of their health care needs, the Foundation is raising funds to aid our hospital with whatever is determined to be of highest priority.

Area of Greatest Need

The Area of Greatest Need Appeal will ultimately help ensure we have the capacity as a Foundation to provide support where it is most needed in a timely and effective manner. Usage of the fund is directed by the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Fund

Designed to provide financial assistance for education, prevention and treatment initiatives regarding cardiovascular disease and related chronic illnesses affecting Cumberland County residents.

Clara Bacon Bursary Fund

To assist with the cost of educational training for employees of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre who resides in Cumberland, who because of financial need, might not otherwise be able to enhance or upgrade their skills.

Courtyard Garden Fund

Provides financial assistance for the ongoing maintenance and development of this special courtyard garden located near the CRHCC Auxiliary Café.

Cumberland Cancer Assistance Fund

Cumberland Cancer Assistance has been designed to provide a helping hand when all other avenues of funding have been explored and/or exhausted for Cumberland County residents fighting cancer. Donations may help to fund transportation for treatment, food and nutritional assistance, and other areas as identified by the Cancer Patient Navigator as being required to maintain the health of the cancer patient.

Cumberland Health Care Professions Recruitment and Retention Fund

The goal of this fund is to assist in attaining and maintaining a full complement of RN’s, LPN’s, CCA’s, technicians, physio and rehab therapists, and other health care professionals  in Cumberland County. Recruitment and retention efforts aim to provide supports and resources to attract professionals and their families to Cumberland, and enhance their work experiences.

Cumberland Healthcare Careers Bursary

An innovative  program designed to assist the NSHA in addressing anticipated human resource shortages in various health care professions in the upcoming years and to encourage Cumberland County's young people to return to live and work in Cumberland following graduation from post-secondary training.

Diagnostic Imaging (D.I.) Education Fund

To provide funding, not otherwise available, for continuing diagnostic imaging education (restricted to staff members of the Diagnostic Imaging Department located at the CRHCC).

Endowment Fund

An endowment establishes a permanent fund, which provides perpetual, annual support for the Cumberland Health Care Foundation. Your gift to establish an endowment creates a lasting legacy in your name or the name of someone you wish to honour.

Equipment Fund

Designed to provide funding for replacement and/or new equipment at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Hospital & Healthcare Volunteer Program

Donations to the Volunteer Fund allow the Foundation to continue to support a county-wide hospital and healthcare volunteer program. Volunteers are utilized for friendly patient visiting and hospital visitor information as well as for assisting public health, mental health, and palliative care activities during the year.

I Care Campaign

Make a donation of $20 or more in honour of one of our staff members we will present them with a lovely pin and a card in recognition of their outstanding service. Your gift will be a "thank you" and will help with caring for current and future patients.

Intensive Care Unit Fund

Funds are used to support programming, service and equipment costs related to the Intensive Care Unit at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

Light The Way

Light the Way is a meaningful way to recognize those special to us, provide joy to those who must remain in hospital over the holidays, and help the Foundation purchase needed equipment for our hospital.

Maternity/Child Care Fund

From prenatal care and welcoming newborn babies to caring for children of all ages, the Maternity/Child Unit of the CRHCC works with families to provide superior care to our youngest patients. 

Mental Health Fund

Donations to the Mental Health Fund supports programming related to the prevention, treatment and client support activities provided through Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Mental Health and Addiction Services that would not otherwise be funded. Examples include funding for autism initiatives, adolescent youth programs, outreach services, and the Working Together Program.

Mental Health Working Together Fund

The Clubhouse Model offers community rehabilitation of persons with severely disabling psychiatric illnesses. Donations enable this model to be delivered by CHA Mental Health Services and assists patients with being able to receive treatment (transportation).

Palliative Care Fund

The Palliative Care Fund has been designed to provide funding for the county-wide Palliative Care Program operated under the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Northern Zone. It funds such things as equipment, services, training, “last” ambulance service for patients coming to or leaving hospital, refreshments for families waiting bedside with their dying loved one, and a variety of other items required to enhance Palliative Care services for patients and their families.

Physician Recruitment & Retention

With the goal of attaining and maintaining a full complement of physicians in Cumberland County efforts are being concentrated on attracting physicians and their families to our area and providing supports and resources to enhance their residency.

Spicer Healing Garden Fund

A healing garden was constructed at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre at the bequest of the late Holly L. Spicer.

Teddy Bear Fund

Provides a plush animal friend for a child who must remain overnight in the maternal/child unit of the CRHCC or for children receiving treatments in other departments where the comfort of a plush animal would be beneficial.

The Chuck Linney Challenge

This fall, in an extremely generous move, Chuck Linney's vast library of photos will be opened in an effort to raise much-needed funds for the hospital Foundation. In particular, the Chuck Linney Challenge is being launched to help bolster the Foundation’s cancer and palliative care assistance funds.

Youth Health Fund

Supports programming, initiatives and service costs related to the health of children and youth in Cumberland County through Mental Health and Addictions.

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