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.
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.
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.
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.