Since 1896, the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary has donated close to 2 million for health care in Pictou County. Donation to the Aberdeen Hospital and Pictou County Health Authority from 1998 to 2012 totaled over $1,000,000.
Some of the purchases made with our donations included: various pieces of equipment : therapy bed, incubator, breast pumps, stethoscopes, diction and voice recognition systems, ventilators for the ICU and respiratory therapy, pasteurmatic machine for CSPD, work units for New Hope Clubhouse and vital signs monitors for various departments. The funds we raise for the hospital communicates to our community the care and compassion of the Auxiliary members. To learn more about our history go to Novastory.ca
The Hospital Auxiliary relies entirely on volunteers who give so generously of their time.
The Auxiliary Mandate is to raise funds for equipment, and for items for care and comfort of patients and staff...The Auxiliary objectives include serving as liaison to the community, generating financial support and providing many volunteer services.
The Auxiliary’s current project is for – The Family Room - as part of the redevelopment of the Aberdeen Hospital Emergency Department. The Family Room will provide a welcoming homelike retreat for children experiencing emotional trauma in the Emergency Department. As you know children’s mental health is a very important issue, the mental health professionals at the Pictou County Health Authority suggested that the Family Room is needed when a child or a member of the child’s family is experiencing a medical emergency. The room will be outfitted by the Auxiliary providing a calm relaxing place where children and their families can decompress and relax. The Auxiliary is always seeking partnership in the community to help make these important projects possible and we rely entirely on volunteers who give so generously of their time.