St. John’s, NL – The Health Care Foundation held its annual general meeting today, highlighting achievements of the 2022-23 fiscal year.

“Thanks to our incredible donors, supporters, and partners, we are delighted to announce that $3,335,843 was transferred during our last fiscal year to support local hospitals and health centres,” said Ken Bennett, Chair of the Health Care Foundation’s Board of Directors, “these donations fund vital research and education, revitalize hospital spaces, and purchase state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and comfort items.”

Notable areas of support include virtual-first cardiac care, developing a fourth, new cardiac catherization lab, mental health programs, an Electromyography Machine, cuddle beds for palliative care, an ARJO electric walking aid for neurosurgery, upgrades to integrated operating suites, patient equipment, innovation and research funding and more.

“This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Health Care Foundation, and over $100,000,000 raised for local healthcare. With your help, we have purchased major equipment, including cardiac catheterization labs, integrated operating suites, a 3T MRI, heart lung machines, ultrasounds, and so much more. The Health Care Foundation has made major upgrades possible in many program areas, including mental health, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, women’s health, cancer inpatient care, urology, orthopedics, ENT, paramedicine. Over the past 20 years, community support has made hospital spaces more comfortable for patients and their loved ones,” said Paul Snow, President and CEO of the Health Care Foundation.

Accomplishments and additional details can be found in the Health Care Foundation’s 2022-2023 Annual Report and Financial Statements.

About the Health Care Foundation
The Health Care Foundation raises funds to improve the delivery of healthcare in Eastern Health adult hospitals and healthcare facilities in the St. John’s region, providing specialized and teritary care for the entire province. We strive to advance and enhance innovation, medical equipment and next generation technology, support healthcare research and education, and patient comfort and care within adult hospitals and facilities for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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


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