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Improving Care For People in our Communities

9-year-old Connor Viva

Connor’s Story

Nine-year-old Connor Viva is from Florence, Nova Scotia and attends grade four at Florence Elementary School. He wants to be a referee or a school bus driver when he grows up. Connor has been a patient at the Orthoptic Clinic at Northside General Hospital since he was just 7 months old. He explains his illness as a Pirate Patch. He wears his patch to treat amblyopia - which is secondary to his strabismus (misalignment of the eyes). 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 →

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 →

Foundation News & Events

  • Cape Breton Motor Madness 2017
    Cape Breton Motor Madness 2017
    On June 17, 2017 (rain date June 18) the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation will host our 3rd Annual Cape Breton Motor Madness, promoted as an “anything with a motor” car show for all ages. We target car, bike, dragster, mud trucks, tuners, antique and custom vehicle owners to come and display their pride and joy for families to come and view them. In 2016 we received 2,500 visitors to the Emera Centre Northside who participated in viewing the vehicles, face painting, photo opportunities, enjoying BBQ’d foods, music and entertainment and supporting our vendors by buying their products on display. The objective of the event is to host a family orientated fun day that is economical for families to attend and promote both Northside General Hospital and Harbourview facility while raising funds to purchase priority medical equipment for both hospitals....
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  • Mom Prom
    Mom Prom
    We are happy to announce we will be hosting a “Mom Prom” on April 29, 2017. Now remember it is not just for moms. Ladies dust off your bridesmaid, prom, evening gowns and a dress you never thought you would wear again. Join us for a Prom for all ages we will touch on all eras. A night filled with walks down memory lane and some “I can’t believe I used to wear my hair like that”....
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  • International Women's Day  2016
    International Women’s Day 2016
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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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Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation shared Northside the Lakes Community Health Board's video.

Northside the Lakes Community Health Board
Our foundation is pleased to be associated with the Northside the Lakes Community Health Board. The Value of Volunteering is enormous here in Cape Breton and our foundation is truly grateful for all our volunteers. Together we are improving the lives of patients and visitors at both Northside General and Harbourview facilities.
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In recognition of National Volunteer Week, please feel free to share and use our video on the Value of Volunteering.

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Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation shared their photo.

Next Saturday!! Get your tickets!!
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Our event is right around the corner and many ladies are asking "what if I don't have my prom dress anymore?" Wear what makes you feel pretty.👑 If you want to go a prom route there are many dresses available at a very small cost at: Nora's New to you Louie's Value Village We have visited these stores and can attest to the selection and fun that we will have on April 29th.

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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