Current Priorities

The priority needs of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital are as diverse as the patients it serves. Below is some information on our current priorities. If you'd like more information on any of these areas before you make your gift, please call us at 902.567.7752 or

Comprehensive Campaign: We All Have Reasons to Give:

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation has just launched a three year, $10.5 million Comprehensive Campaign which will feature areas of care including, Mental Health and Addictions, Area of Greatest Need, but focused on Cancer Care in Cape Breton.

Cancer Patient Care Fund:

Every year, more than 1,200 Cape Bretoner are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Centre Social Worker, Tom MacNeil identified an increasing need to not only support patients through their journey with cancer emotionally, but also financially. Many patients struggle - having to leave work due to illness, or choose between the costs of medications not covered by insurance and their daily expenses like food, shelter and transportation.

The Cancer Patient Care Fund was created by YOU to ensure that no patient had to choose between treatment and life's basic needs. The fund supports patients with various needs including: travel and transportation, medication costs, houshold costs, and more.

Last year, you made it possible for us to disburse more than $312,000 to patients in the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. YOU were the reason they didn't have to face financial burden at a very vulnerable time. The fund is 100% donor funded - and as our patient numbers continue to grow in the cancer centre, we need you now more than ever. Please consider making a gift to the Cancer Patient Care Fund.

Area of Greatest Need:

Currently, the Regional Hospital has more than $5,400,000 in priority equipment needs, which ranges from ultrasounds, to ventilators to surgical equipment. These needs will not be funded without donor support. When you give to the area of greatest need, you help fund these critical pieces of equipment.

Mental Health and Addiction Services:

The Foundation has completed a $1,350,000 campaign for Mental Health and Addiction Services - now we need your help to continue funding a very important area of care, at-risk youth. To learn more about this campaign, click here.

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