St. John’s, NL – The Health Care Foundation awarded over $100,000 in Comfort and Care™ grant funding to frontline employees at Eastern Health. Comfort and Care™ grants enhance the comfort, care and well-being of patients, residents, clients and families. The recipients were recognized at a ceremony held at the Health Innovation Acceleration Centre in St. John’s.

“The Health Care Foundation’s Comfort in Care™ grant program lets frontline health care professionals identify items that will improve the comfort and well-being of those they so passionately care for every day,” said Ken Bennett, Chair, Health Care Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Since the program began in 2005, the Health Care Foundation has awarded over $903,500 in Comfort and Care™ grants.”

This year, a total of 82 grants were awarded to health care professionals for the purchase of comfort items. Winners were selected by the Comfort and Care™ Selection Committee. Successful applications included therapeutic recreation tools, Broda chairs, mobility devices, sleeper chairs, blanket warmers and more.

Funding for the 2023 Comfort in Care™ grants is supported by Johnson Insurance, the Gary Rowe Memorial Comfort in Care Fund and personal donations.

To learn more about Comfort in Care™, please visit:

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About the Health Care Foundation

The Health Care Foundation is committed to raising and stewarding funds for the advancement and enhancement of patient comfort and care, medical equipment, research and education within adult hospitals and facilities serving the St. John’s region. Through its fundraising initiatives, the Health Care Foundation assists Eastern Health in providing health care for the St. John’s region and specialized tertiary health services for the entire province.

Media Contact:

Claire Carter
Marketing and Communications Manager
Health Care Foundation
T: (709) 777-5868



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