$100 million campaign to transform Halifax hospital
February 2, 2022
HALIFAX – A new QEII Health Sciences Centre is on the horizon and it’s the catalyst that has the QEII Foundation launching the largest ever healthcare fundraising campaign in the region.
The $100 million We Are campaign marks a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address some of the biggest issues in healthcare. Better access to care, first-in the-world technologies, improving wait times and patient outcomes, with research and innovation intersecting every project.
“The QEII Foundation is on a mission to transform care for patients and their families from across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada today and for future generations. With our communities by our side, we will raise $100 million to drive innovations in treatment, research and care through the QEII,” said Susan Mullin (pictured), president and CEO, QEII Foundation.
QEII Foundation donors have already raised more than $20 million toward the campaign goal. So far, some of the campaign milestones include:
- Atlantic Canada’s first surgical robot (endometrial, prostate, kidney, ENT cancer surgeries)
- Interventional Radiology Suites (the most minimally invasive procedures possible at the QEII)
- Genetic sequencing technology (DNA analysis to provide targeted cancer care, reducing unnecessary treatments)
- E-mental health services (accessed by anyone, at any time)
The We Are campaign will leverage the provincial government’s commitment to the QEII New Generation project; a massive, multi-year project that’s laying out how the province will meet the healthcare needs of Nova Scotians by developing new buildings and spaces to deliver care.
But buildings alone do not deliver care. That superior care is supported by brilliant healthcare experts, by advanced equipment, and by world-leading research that make medical breakthroughs possible. With the QEII Foundation’s vision and support, these opportunities become realities.
The pillars of the We Are campaign are surgical innovation, diagnostic imaging, cancer care, mental health, rehabilitation, heart health, and patient care essentials, and with a lens of research and innovation throughout.
Sherry Porter is the co-chair of the cancer care portion of the project, as well as the chair of campaign engagement. Porter is a two-time cancer survivor, and decided to start helping the foundation after finishing her treatment nearly two decades ago.
“The We Are campaign is a game changer. A true dial-mover that will boldly advance healthcare, evolve and improve the patient experience and tackle some of the greatest challenges in healthcare. We are firmly committed to projects that reduce wait times, improve access to care, attract and retain the brightest minds in medicine, help our communities stay healthy, and enrich the patient experience with new technology and equipment,” said Porter.