The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Provides over $61,000 in Funding through Comfort and Care Grant Program.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2017

Sydney, N.S. – The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation doubled its support of patients and staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital through the Comfort and Care Grant Program this year.

This year’s grant program consisted of $30,000 of funding, dedicated to areas that will enhance patient and staff satisfaction and quality of care. The grant program was open to all employees and physicians at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. On top of the $30,000 funded through the grants, this year an additional $30,000 was granted based on the applications. "After reviewing the applications, we were able to identify some other funds that we were able to use for these projects," explains Hospital Foundation CEO, Brad Jacobs.

Between personal donations and other funding opportunities, the funding envelope for this program was doubled to impact the greatest amount of patients and staff. With comfort and care at the core of patient and staff satisfaction, the five person committee was able to fund for over twenty-one separate projects within the hospital.

"The Comfort and Care Grant is so important to us at the Foundation," says 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."

The selection committee, consisting of Hospital Foundation staff and community volunteers, have reviewed all grant applications. The committee has selected the approved applicants based on an established criteria, relating directly to patients’ and staff benefit.

Since the inception of the Comfort and Care Grants in 2008, more than $270,000 in funding has been provided for projects throughout the Regional Hospital—projects that otherwise would not have been funded.

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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

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