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QGHF helps the Region of Queens bring movement and socialization to local seniors

Socialization is an important part of our lives at any age. From heart-warming conversations with loved ones to small talk at the grocery store, the interactions we have on a daily basis support our emotional and mental health. In Queens County, a large portion of the population is over the age of 65. Isolation and sedentary lifestyles are a reality for many, something that’s been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the Region of Queens created the Queens Coast Seniors Live Well Initiative.

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Serving the community for future generations

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.

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Local Couple Supports Community Through Charity

Giving back to their communities has always been important to Mike Boudreau and Margie Burns. For years, they’ve made donations to charitable organizations that supported the communities where they lived across Canada.

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Queen General Hospital doctors serve the community – by cooking hot dogs

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.

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From the front line to the Foundation

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.

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Liverpool and QGH have been chosen by Dalhousie Medical School to participate in the LIC Program

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.

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Dr. MacKinnon returns to Nova Scotia to take up family practice in Liverpool

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. 

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Renowned artist brings life to Queens General Hospital

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.  

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COVID-19 Inspired Sanctuary for Hospital Staff

For health care workers, well-being and emotional resilience is an important component of providing quality patient care – especially during stressful times.

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