Dr. Shawn MacCormick
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about that the Community Health Boards in Guysborough, Antigonish and Strait Richmond are offering this spring
Primary Family Care Facility
The Mind Body and Spirit Project was a collaborative partnership involving many community partners in Richmond County. Funding was made possible through the community funding stream streams funding with Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness and the Municipality of the County of Richmond. The Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre was pleased to act as the official sponsor and provided the overall coordination for the project.
Our Story of Community Resilience
Prior to 1977, individuals in need of medical care, travelled 80 miles for medical appointments, births and emergencies. In 1977, the Parish Council, in an effort to attract a local doctor, renovated the upstairs of the funeral parlour into a make-shift, two room office.
Fortunately, Dr. William Kingston arrived and started a practice that grew to more than 5,000 patients. Dr. Kingston's appreciation, generosity and commitment were without limit. As his practice grew, he continued to invest his profits to purchase much needed medical equipment and supplies.
In 1983, after Dr. Kingston’s death, the community of L’Ardoise banded together to fulfil his dream of a full-service clinic. On December 12, 1983, the new Dr. W. B. Kingston Memorial Clinic officially opened in the converted convent and a new doctor, two nurses and a receptionist began their practice there.
When this location became outdated, local communities banded together to raise the funds to build the new Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre which opened October, 2013.
The communities surrounding L’Ardoise were indeed fortunate to have Dr. Kingston in our midst for the too short period of seven and a half years. He touched our lives and influenced many of us to continue his dream.
Today, we have evolved into a multi-disciplinary Community Health Centre
Our recently built Community Health Centre has multiple clinician offices, a large waiting room, reception area, boardroom and two full kitchens.
Presently we are staffed with two doctors, two nurse practitioners, a family practice nurse, two receptionists, managing director, massage therapist, naturopath and reflexologist. In addition, a visiting dietician, psychologist, community health care promoter and a seniors’ safety coordinator provide services and programs.
In partnership with others, we can facilitate access to needed services and programs throughout Richmond County.
Meet the Team
The Board of Directors for the Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre is comprised of dedicated volunteers who are recruited from the communities the Community Health Centre serves.
The Board is responsible for setting the goals and objectives to ensure staff accomplishes the tasks set out in the Board’s strategic plan. We are thankful to our Board members for their vision and dedication to improving the overall health of our residents and community.
Find out more about our board recruitment campaign aimed at increasing existing board representation, the roles and responsibilities of our board members and apply to become a board member.
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Bringing people together from across Cape Breton to share knowledge about growing and gathering food in Cape Breton.
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Richmond River Roots Market Garden - Expanding our capacity, increasing our knowledge about food security related skills, and conduct a food distribution pilot project.
New feature video released by CACHC describes the critical role and impact of Community Health Centres across Canada.
Our community through the eyes of seniors.
All Charitable Giving is used to further the programs and services of the Community Health Centre.
All cash donations are Income Tax deductible. Receipts will be issued by mail.
You can donate to Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre either by mail, at the Health Centre or online through Canada Helps.
All donations should be made payable to:
Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre
P.O. Box 40
40 School Road
L'Ardoise, NS, Canada BOE 1SO
A planned gift to the Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre enables donors to make a long-term commitment — a lasting statement of their generosity and care for their community. Planned gifts, include bequests in wills and gifts from annuities and life insurance policies. Make a plan to give.
Each year, our special events create the kind of memorable opportunities for generosity that our donors deserve. By attending our events, donating auction items, providing sponsorships and donating at our events, our supporters make it possible for us to fund excellence in Community Health Care.
The Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre offers a way to honor someone at Christmas time who may be hard to buy for. A Christmas card will be sent to your loved one or to their family. A tax receipt will be issued to you.
Beautiful calendars filled with images of L'Ardoise and surrounding area are designed every year and sell for $20. They are a wonderful gift for those who have moved away. Only 200 are produced.
Community residents, patients and staff of the Community Health Centre will receive a "Giving Back" postcard in the mail.
We are asking you to be part of the solution to keep our health care local. Consider being a personal ‘Charitable Giver’ during our first ever Corporate Sponsorship Campaign kick-off.
Please give generously.
Strait Richmond Area