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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 →

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 →

Brianna Murphy

Brianna’s Story

Thirteen-year-old Brianna Murphy doesn’t allow diabetes to run her life. Brianna has Type 1 Diabetes and visits the Diabetic Clinic at Northside General Hospital regularly. Her condition doesn’t stop her from playing basketball and soccer or from competing in dance competitions. Brianna is able to enjoy sleepovers thanks to an insulin pump that she received three years ago. Since she had her pump she can spend more time with her friends and she doesn’t have to carry needles with her- it has really changed her life for the better. Read more →

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Daniel McKeough with his wife. Photo Credit: White Photography

Daniel’s Story

As the Chair of the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation, Daniel McKeough would rather be visiting the hospital for his regular board meetings but instead, he sometimes needs to use the services of the hospital. Daniel was diagnosed with Diabetes at age thirteen and has spent the last fifteen years of his life with an insulin pump. Read more →

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We are so greatful for the support from the Women's Institute of Point Edward, we have just recieved a donation of pillowcases and bibs to be used at Northside General. Thanks to Northside the Lakes Community Health Board in supporting this great effort!

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To show our appreciation, we'll send you an exclusive Guardian Angel Pin and Immemorial cards as well as Celebration cards for you to use throughout the year. Your gift will help guarantee that our patients, your loved ones, receive the best care they need.

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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