February 21, 2019


Al and Mary MacPhee Donate $300,000 to the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation’s Above and Beyond Capital Campaign

DARTMOUTH, NS (Feb. 21, 2019) - Generous support for the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation’s $13M Above and Beyond Capital Campaign has come from many generous individuals, companies and organizations from all corners of this community, and everyday people have been the true difference makers of the campaign – everyday people like Al and Mary MacPhee.

“Al and Mary MacPhee, and the MacPhee family, are longtime and dedicated supporters of the Dartmouth General Hospital and the Foundation is pleased to recognize their amazing $300,000 donation with the naming of the Endoscopy and Ambulatory Care Centre Reception and Waiting Area,” says Stephen Harding, President and CEO of the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation. “I want to thank the MacPhee’s for their investment in this project which will help reduce wait times for hip and knee replacement surgeries.”

Al and Mary chose to support the Dartmouth General Hospital because of their close ties to the community of Dartmouth and their strong belief in the institution.

“We’ve made this gift to the Dartmouth General because this community is where I grew my business and raised my family, and it has served me very well for a long time,” says Al MacPhee. “We have a great hospital here and all of us citizens will use it one day - whether it is ourselves, our families, or someone connected to us.”

The MacPhee’s have expressed particular pride when it comes to the Dartmouth General and have showed their support in many ways throughout the years as annual donors, event attendees and supporters, and through various volunteer roles.

Al and Mary strongly believe the Redevelopment Project is an important initiative for the communities the hospital serves. They hope to inspire and encourage everyone who is considering making a donation to the Above and Beyond Capital Campaign to do so.

The project will help fund the creation of a new Surgical Centre with 8 new operating rooms and an Ambulatory Care Centre with 18 new clinic rooms which will have the latest equipment and technology so that physicians and staff can deliver an even higher standard of care to the patients of Dartmouth and Halifax. The MacPhee’s are helping Dartmouth step up to change the way the Dartmouth General Hospital can deliver care by reducing wait times for hip and knee replacement surgeries in Nova Scotia. Their gift will also help increase the number of endoscopic screening procedures; increase capacity in inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic care; and improve patient flow, privacy and comfort. They believe our new facilities will attract the best physicians and nurses and encourage education programs, which will grow our community even further.

 “There is no choice, when you are very ill, the Dartmouth General is where you will go and we want to help ensure the facility is up to the highest standard – the best that it can be,” says Al. “Not everyone has used the services, and not everyone thinks they have the responsibility or obligation to contribute, but at some point you will need the Dartmouth General.”

Thank you Al and Mary MacPhee.