The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Provides $30,000 in Funding for Comfort and Care Grant Program.

April 24, 2017

Sydney, N.S. – The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation continues to support patients and staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital through the Comfort and Care Grant Program.

This year’s grant program will consist of $30,000 of funding, dedicated to areas that will enhance patient and staff satisfaction and quality of care. The grant program is open to all employees and physicians at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

“The Comfort and Care Grant is so important to us at the Foundation,” explains CEO, Brad Jacobs. “Staff at the Regional Hospital is on the front lines and knows exactly what is needed for patient comfort and staff satisfaction. This grant gives them the opportunity to see these projects through and improve quality of care at the Regional Hospital.”

A selection committee consisting of Hospital Foundation representatives and community volunteers will review all grant applications and select the winning applicants based on an establish criteria relating directly to patients and staff benefit.

Since the inception of the Comfort and Care Grants in 2008, more than $240,000 in funding has been provided for projects throughout the Regional Hospital—projects that otherwise would not have been funded.

Since 1995, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, in partnership with the community has raised more than $38 million to purchase equipment, and fund upgrades at the Regional Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of the community, The Foundation can purchase medical equipment that will dramatically reduce wait times and provide an increased menu of services – closer to home.

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For more information please contact:

Mark Inglis

Communications Officer

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation

Mark.inglis@nshealth.ca

902.567.7054

902.578.2482

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