For Immediate Release

June 27, 2019

Ocean Contractors Ltd. Donates $100,000 towards Above and Beyond Campaign 

Stephen Harding (left) accepts $100,000 cheque from John Flemming (middle) and Scott Flemming (right) of Ocean Contractors.

DARTMOUTH, NS (June 25, 2019) – At the Ocean Contractors facility today, the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation alongside Ocean owners and staff announced a generous pledge of $100,000 towards the $13M Above and Beyond Capital Campaign.

“The Foundation would like to thank Ocean Contractors for their amazing gift and for their longtime support of the hospital for more than 35 years,” says Stephen Harding, President and CEO of the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation. “They are a perfect example of a business going above and beyond to give back to the community they work, live and play in, and contributing to healthy lives and a healthy society for everyone.”  

Ocean Contractor’s pledge will help fund the latest equipment and tools for the Redevelopment Project, which will be placed in our new Surgical Centre, Ambulatory Care Centre and Endoscopy Clinic, and 5th Floor Inpatient Unit, as well as the renovated ICU and Diagnostic Imaging Department.

“A big part of our business’s operation is giving back and we are delighted to make this gift to the Above and Beyond Campaign,” notes John Flemming, President of Ocean Contractors. “We have such a strong, prideful community in Dartmouth, and the hospital is the backbone of it. As a business operating here, we want to be a part of making sure the hospital can provide the best healthcare services to meet the needs of our community.”

Ocean Contractor’s gift will enhance the way we are able to deliver care in all areas. The addition of new technologies and equipment will mean an overall more productive process, from admittance to diagnosis to treatment. Advanced equipment will allow Dartmouth General Hospital healthcare professionals to improve the way our patients receive care, more quickly and efficiently, which will help with patient throughput. This in turn will help with major concerns, such as wait times for orthopedic and endoscopic procedures.

“We are pleased to see the project focus on orthopedic care and that the necessary infrastructure and equipment is being put into place,” says John. “The development of this new specialty at the Dartmouth General will mean so much for residents from all over Halifax, and we are happy to be a part of making an impact on orthopedic wait times.”

The Foundation is pleased to recognize Ocean Contractor’s gift with the naming dedication of the new X-ray suite in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. The renovation of this area will result in improved patient flow and patient privacy. It will also allow the department to become completely digital, incorporating the latest technologies and equipment in areas such as X-ray, CT scanning, ultrasound, bone density scanning and mammography. These new technologies and equipment will directly impact patient diagnosis and wait times, as well as improved comfort for patients. The renovation will also be designed with a future-proofing space for the addition of an MRI unit.

“We are at such a growth stage in Dartmouth and we deserve to have the best of the best for our community. We are making this gift for everyone - our families, our neighbors and our colleagues,” says Scott Flemming, Vice-President of Ocean Contractors. “We are thrilled to be a part of a project that is helping with this growth and making the Dartmouth General one of the best hospital’s in the province.”

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