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Improving Care For People in our Communities

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 →

Neila MacGean with her husband Jack

Neila’s Story

Neila MacGean has Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension which means that she has to be on an oxygen machine with 8 litres high pressure every day. Neila was a nurse at Northside General Hospital for 6 years and later an occupational health nurse at Devco. Read more →

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 →

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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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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Northside / Harbourview Hospital Foundation

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