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.
“The medical clinic beside our hospital went up for sale, and with health care needs constantly changing, we saw this as a smart move to further support health care in our community,” said Dr. Al Doucet, Chair of the Queens General Hospital Foundation. “The building also includes lands which could be used for future development, if it were ever necessary.”
The building was the former location of a family practice and currently has a dental practice as a tenant. Dr. Doucet says improvements to the building are required and they will work with local trades over the next couple of months to address necessary upgrades. Conversations with Nova Scotia Health are also underway to understand the potential future need for clinical and administrative space.
“We are grateful for the Foundation and everything they do for the hospital and welcome the opportunity to work together to anticipate and plan for the future health needs of this community,”
says Wanda Matthews, Western Zone Operations Executive Director. “Knowing this space will be available creates added flexibility and future options for service delivery.”
“The Municipality of Queens has been a consistent and committed partner with Queens General Hospital Foundation in the recruitment of Health Care Professionals to Queens County. We applaud the Foundation for the foresight in acquiring additional infrastructure to support future access to enhanced health care services for our residents. This is critical to our community retaining our families while attracting new residents and businesses, “says Chris McNeill Chief Administrative Officer Region of Queens Municipality.
About the Queens General Hospital Foundation
The Queens General Hospital Foundation (QGHF) was created in 1988 to financially support Queens General Hospital as well as other community health organizations that provide health care services to Queens County residents. With support from its generous donors, the Foundation has been able to fund new equipment and technologies, hospital renovations and improvements as well as attract and retain talented health care professionals to the Queens region. The foundation is run by a volunteer-led board of trustees.
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