For Immediate Release

October 18, 2019


Nantes Family Donates $100,000 towards Above and Beyond Campaign in Recognition of Longtime Foundation Supporters, David and Dianne Nantes

DARTMOUTH, NS (October 18, 2019) – A remarkable $100,000 gift from the Nantes Family will help fund state-of-the-art equipment and technology at Dartmouth General Hospital.

“The Foundation would like to thank the Nantes Family for their generous donation,” says Stephen Harding, President and CEO of the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation. “We recognize the Nantes Family’s longtime commitment to bettering the Dartmouth community and our hospital and this gift further exemplifies this support.”

Part of the Dartmouth General’s $13 million Above and Beyond Campaign in support of the hospital’s redevelopment, the Nantes Family’s pledge will help our healthcare team provide leading and innovative healthcare services and elevate our role in the delivery of acute care to include all of Halifax. Among the benefits will be improved wait times for orthopedic surgery and endoscopic procedures and increased capacity in outpatient care.

Their gift will be dedicated to David Nantes, a longtime supporter of the Dartmouth General Hospital and former Board Member of the Foundation, and his wife, Dianne Nantes.

David first served as a Director in 1998 and then as Board Chair from 2002-2009. David’s involvement with the Foundation has come full circle, from serving as Chair during the hospital’s emergency department campaign in 2002 to now supporting the Foundation’s largest community campaign to date.

“We stand behind this transformational project and we know the significance it will have for our community and the care patients receive,” says son, Darren Nantes. “I am so proud of the impact that my parents have made on the Dartmouth community, and we are thrilled that we can recognize them in this way.”

The Foundation is pleased to recognize David and Dianne with the dedication of the David and Dianne Nantes Family Room on the hospital’s new 5th Floor Inpatient Unit. The area will have 48 new inpatient beds, a 40% increase in the total number of beds at the Dartmouth General. The new inpatient unit will also be incorporated with the latest technological advances in infection control standards and patient record management.

“I am so honoured that my family has chosen to recognize us in a place that is so important to us as a couple, and to the community. The Dartmouth General holds a special place in my heart,” says David Nantes. “Our family is proud to support this project. It has been a long time coming for many Dartmouth residents, but it has been worth the wait and I know it will benefit so many.”

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