Improving Care For People in our Communities

Linden McGuigan

Linden’s Story

Linden McGuigan of Sydney Mines was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in February of 2014. Linden visits the Diabetic Clinic a couple times per month. Linden’s symptoms were fatigue and thirst. Linden finds the Diabetic Clinic helpful and informative and gets the best of treatment from the staff in the clinic. He tries to eat healthy and keeps his sugars in check. He is a body builder and says he is now “The Strongest Version of Myself” Read more →

12-year-old Mary Ann Hall

Mary Ann’s Story

Three years ago, 12-year-old Mary Ann Hall was diagnosed with diabetes. Today, diabetes doesn’t stop her from playing hockey, basketball, golf, running and yoga. Inspired by the work of Trish and Alice at the Northside General Diabetic Clinic, she wants to be a paediatrician or a dietitian to help people when she grows up. Read more →

Taigh Solas resident Wallace Reid.

Chip’s Story

Wallace (“Chip”) Reid was a graduate of the Yarmouth School of Nursing. Chip’s home for 17 years was the 3rd Floor Taigh Solas, at the Northside General Hospital, where all the nurses and patients were his second family. Born in North Sydney, he was an only child but has two aunts that visited him regularly, Georgina and Shirley. Read more →

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Gordon Carmichael

Gordon’s Story

I am an eighty-eight year old man with a number of health issues. I enjoy the Seniors Daycare Program because it gives me a reason to get up and get dressed. I wait for the taxi to take me to the Harbourview Hospital where I meet friends and when I arrive I am offered breakfast. I also like the exercise programs that loosen up my muscles. I learn exercises that can use at home. By going to the seniors program my caregiver David, and my wife too, have some time to shop, to go to meetings or just relax. Read more →

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The foundation is so happy to announce that the renovations are completed to the solariums at Northside General. The solariums are not only an area for television watching, but also a quiet place for families and patients to gather. An area away from the confines of the hospital room, with lots of sunlight and wonderful views of the harbour. We are so pleased the staff and management initiated the raising of these funds for this project.

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Some photos of our International Women's Day Luncheon held at the Emera Centre yesterday. Thank you to all the ladies who attended and celebrated with us yesterday.

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Northside / Harbourview Hospital Foundation

PO Box 399
North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada B2A 3M4
Tel: (902) 794-5402 Fax: (902) 794-5425