What We Do

The Foundation raises funds from the community to help support the needs of the Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH). These funds support capital construction, the purchase of priority medical equipment, professional development opportunities and new technology for DGH. When you donate to our Foundation, your funds stay here in our community and have a direct impact on the lives of our patients. With your help, we have been able to fund life-changing projects where the sole benefit is enhancing patient care. 

Since its establishment in 1975, and through the generosity of the community, the Foundation has helped to fund three major building expansions and has invested more than $50 million in equipment, facilities, and programs at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

The Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation is governed by a voluntary board of directors with representatives from the local community and the hospital. Funds are raised through major gift solicitation, community mail appeals, special events, planned giving, memorial gifts, other fundraising activities, investments, and parking revenue.

Major Projects:

DGH Redevelopment

Our hospital is currently undergoing a $132 million redevelopment that will see a $99 million investment in facilities renovations and expansion and $33 million in new equipment and technology. Our project is a key part of the overall QEII Redevelopment project, a multi-site plan to build a modernized acute care system. Learn more about some of they key highlights of the redevelopment and what it will mean for patients and their families, by clicking here.

Renovation of the 3rd and 4th Floors

The renovations of Dartmouth General's four inpatient units was completed in September 2017 and they are being well put to use by our patients and their families. The renovations include upgrades to patient rooms, improved infection control measures, and new team communication centres for staff to further collaborate on patient care.

Your donations help our hospital patients recover in more comfortable surroundings in our refurbished units that are brighter, cleaner and reflective of modern hospital standards. Further, our team of health professionals, who rely on each other’s perspectives and expertise, can now confer in our confidential team communications centres on a daily basis.

Overall, the renovations are contributing to a healing environment that has been designed and customized to the manner in which we deliver care at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Small Equipment Items & Staff Support

The Foundation provides $100,000 annually for priority small equipment items such as blanket warmers, vital signs monitors and stretcher mattresses as well as other enhancements for clinical areas. The Foundation also provides professional development opportunities for staff to continuously learn and improve their skills.


The Dartmouth General, your community hospital, is here when you need care.

Please consider making a donation towards these priority needs and making a difference in life-changing moments.  

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