The staff of the Queens General Hospital have provided incredible care to the people of Queens County every single day for the past 68 years. The trustees of the Queens General Hospital Foundation work to ensure that the staff of the QGH can continue to provide their critical services to all in need. With the support of our community, the QGHF has purchased numerous pieces of equipment that allow all QGH staff to continue their service to the people of Queens County.
If you asked Gil Johnson why he’s committed to improving his community, you’d learn that for him, community service is about strengthening the community through access to sustainable health care, with both current and future generations in mind.
The Queens General Hospital Foundation is dedicated to supporting community health organizations that are committed improving the health of Queens County residents, like the North Queens Medical Centre. The medical centre, which was built in 2000, provides residents of the North Queens region with the medical attention they need, close to home.
Doctors assess, diagnose, and treat their patients day-in and day-out, but if you live in Queens County, your doctor might also cook and serve hot dogs. Every year as part of our Hospital Hustle, our Queens General Hospital doctors come together to create Docs’ Dogs, a hot dog stand outside of the curling rink.
Clare MacNeil has been a familiar face at the Queens General Hospital for many years. In 1969, she began her career as a registered nurse in the hospital, and then worked her way to being the Director of Nursing and then Site Manager. She continued to live and enjoy the wonderful features and assets of Queens County with her husband and growing family.
Liverpool and Queens General Hospital have been chosen by Dalhousie Medical School to participate in the LIC Program. In this program 3rd year Dalhousie Medical Students spend their entire 3rd year learning and living in a community setting.
Dr. Jamie MacKinnon never thought much about returning to Nova Scotia after leaving to pursue his medical studies in the Caribbean, the United States and finally, in Ontario. But after hearing repeatedly about the exceptional medical team in Queens County, and after making a visit to see for himself, Dr. MacKinnon is proud to join our community as our newest physician.
The Queens General Hospital has new space for clinical or administrative use, thanks to the Queens General Hospital Foundation and members of the community who have supported the Foundation through their generous donations. The Foundation, which has supported the Queens General Hospital since 1988, has consistently supplied equipment, funded renovations and more recently helped recruit physicians and key health care workers for the hospital. Now, with the purchase of an adjacent building, the hospital has more flexibility to locate clinical services when needed.
Eight years ago, English-Canadian artist David Wright moved to Liverpool from Ontario. After hearing from his friend about the outstanding hospital in the community, David knew he wanted to do something to give back. In the hopes of creating a more enjoyable hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors, David has proudly donated two of his paintings to the Queens General Hospital, with the help of Dr. Doucet, Chair of the Queens General Hospital Foundation.