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Our Programs & Projects.

OUR CURRENT FUNRAISING PRIORITIES.

Annually, we fundraise for a number of priority projects identified by Eastern Health.  These projects evolve as needs change, in order to meet the needs of our front-line health care workers, our health care departments, and our communities.

Mental Health & Addictions.

INCREASING ACCESS AND ENHANCING SERVICES.

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The Mental Health & Addictions campaign is both increasing access to, and enhancing program delivery of mental health and addictions services for residents living in remote and rural areas on the Burin Peninsula.  

Our ultimate goal is two-fold.  The first, is to establish a series of mental health and addictions walk-in clinics on the Burin Peninsula.  To date, clinics have been created in Marystown, St. Lawrence, Boat Harbour, and Grand Bank, including one walk-in clinic located in John Burke High School for vulnerable youth.  The second, is to provide Community Grants to locally led groups that foster positive mental health and wellness, including creating community supports, developing positive coping skills, and building strong self-esteem.

Patient Comfort & Care.

SUPPORTING OUR PATIENTS.

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The Patient Comfort & Care program has been a part of our mission for 30 years, raising funds to financially support patients at our local hospitals, as well as our cancer care and dialysis patients.

Many patients receiving chemotherapy and dialysis treatments are required to travel long distances to attend doctors appointments, both locally on the Peninsula, as well as to our larger centers located over 300km away in St. John's.  The costs associated with travelling to doctors appointments can be very stressful for families during an already challenging time.  To help relieve the financial burden, the Patient Comfort & Care program provides patients in need with gas, meal and accommodation vouchers when travelling to doctors appointments.

This program also provides patients in hospital with pajamas and personal hygiene items, as needed.

Chemotherapy & Dialysis.

COMPLIMENTING CHEMOTHERAPY AND DIALYSIS UNITS.

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The Chemotherapy & Dialysis programs accepts donations specifically for our Chemotherapy and Dialysis Units at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center. Funds raised compliment the ongoing health care services in each unit by upgrading and enhancing medical equipment to improve the quality of care for our patients.

The Baby Lauryn Elizabeth Project.

SUPPORTING PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS.

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The Baby Lauryn Elizabeth Project accepts donations to help support grieving families when confronted with miscarriage and stillbirth.

Comfort Coves.

CREATING RELAXING SPACES FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES.

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The Comfort Coves program is transforming our local hospitals into a more relaxing and comfortable environment for patients, their families and health care workers.  The goal of this program is to remodel our common areas and waiting rooms to create a more positive atmosphere.

Burin Peninsula Health Care Center.

PRIORITY PROJECTS FOR OUR REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CENTER, BURIN.

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Upgrades at our local, regional hospital have made an incredible difference in the lives of our patients, however, new needs continue to be identified regularly to ensure our hospitals have the newest technologies available.  

Currently, the following items are identified as high priority for the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center:

1) A Cardiac Transport Monitor for our Intensive Care Unit, which will be used while transporting cardiac patients to our tertiary center in St. John's.  This will ensure proper monitoring, capability to defibrillate, arterial line monitoring, and vital sign monitoring during transport.

2) A Portable Bladder Scanner, which will assist in determining the need for catherization, and will potentially reduce infection while minimizing patient discomfort.

U.S. Memorial Health Care Center.

PRIORITY PROJECTS FOR ST. LAWRENCE.

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The U.S. Memorial Hospital opened its doors on June 6, 1954, as a result of a donation to the Town of St. Lawrence from the United States government. The donation was in honor of the heroes of St. Lawrence and Lawn, in response to the Truxton and Pollux disaster. The current U.S. Memorial Facility opened in 1994, and includes long term care, protective care, family physician clinics, community services, and emergency services.

Currently, the following are identified as priority projects for U.S. Memorial:

1) Garden Enhancements.

2) Lounge Upgrades.

3) Upgrades to the Hair Salon for Long-Term Care Residents.

4) Therapeutic and Recreation Supplies for Long-Term Care Residents.

Blue Crest Nursing Home.

PRIORITY PROJECTS FOR GRAND BANK.

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Blue Crest Nursing Home is a long-term care facility operated by Eastern Health. This facility, located in Grand Bank, is home to approximately 60 residents.

Currently, the following are identified as priority projects for Blue Crest Nursing Home:

1) Residents Lobby and Room Upgrades.

2) Upgrades to the Hair Salon for Long-Term Care Residents.

3) Therapeutic and Recreation Supplies for Long-Term Care Residents.

4) Residents Unity Garden.