The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore formed in 1993 from a merger of the South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation and the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Society, with a mandate to raise money in an orderly, continuing, and coordinated way for both hospitals. Between the two sites they serve approximately 60,000 people.
While the Health Services Foundation responds to the needs of the hospitals it is accountable to the donors and the community, whose gifts make its work possible.Many gifts are designated to a specific program or service. Assuring that the wishes of the donor are carried out is a responsibility the Foundation takes very seriously.
The affairs of the Foundation are guided by a Board of Directors, composed of volunteers with diverse interests and expertise, from various county communities.
Foundations are an important part of Nova Scotia’s health system, not only for their financial support, but also for the link they provide between hospitals and the community. The relationship is based on trust, good will, and a mutual desire to help.
The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore supports the South Shore Regional Hospital and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital and associated sites within Lunenburg County by raising funds for enhanced health care.
To inspire our community to make the Health Services Foundation (HSFSS) its charity of choice and provide donors with the opportunities to invest in health care for themselves, their families, and future generations.
We are committed to the health & well-being of our communities through ethical fundraising, exemplary stewardship, and recognition of our donors.