HEROES

Hero Parker Jamieson
Hero Donor Eileen Shaw

Parker is our hero. He is a grade two student at West Royalty School who raised more than $2000 in memory of his loving mom, Belinda (Butler) Jamieson, who had passed in 2015 with cancer.

Parker organized the “B Strong – Share Love” Campaign to help the QEH Pediatrics Department. He and his family, along with friends and teachers at his school, collected cash donations and toys to help make hospital stays for Island children a little easier.

Parker’s gift will support the purchase of a sun shelter for the outdoor pediatric play area adjacent to the pediatrics department.

All donations make a difference. We are proud of the advancements made at the QEH thanks to donations from our heroes far and near, old and young!

Eileen Shaw is one of our most cherished heroes. 

She grew up in the Pleasant Valley area and worked in administration at CFB Summerside. Eileen tells us when she retired she was the last person to leave and had the responsibility to place the lock to permanently close the base. 

Eileen is a wonderful annual donor and a charter member of our QEH Legacy Society.  As a society member, Eileen has named the QEH Foundation as a beneficiary in her Will.

“I am so pleased to give every year so the Foundation can meet its equipment goals. I get so much pleasure giving back. We are so blessed to have the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in our midst.” 

Donor-funded equipment contributes to the life-changing work that happens each day at the QEH. Donors are our heroes. 

Hero PEI Mutual
Hero Yasmin Dunn

PEI Mutual Insurance Company is certainly one of our most generous business heroes and they were also the first to donate to this year’s QEH Stream-a-thon. They have been with us from the start, when we began this event in 1997. 

Just like the QEH, PEI Mutual Insurance serves all Islanders from tip-to-tip. This generous company says the QEH is very important to them as every Island community is touched by the healthcare provided in PEI’s largest hospital. 

This year’s contribution will help the Island’s very preterm and ill babies remain in the province to receive advanced intensive care.  

Thanks Blair Campbell for agreeing to wear this special red cape as we launch our celebration of community heroes. 

We are so grateful for generous donations from the business community. These donors are our heroes.   

Medical Laboratory Technologist Yasmin Dunn is our hero. She represents the many provincial laboratory staff who have worked so diligently throughout this pandemic. Her expertise is in the chemistry lab and she is part of the healthcare team that cares for newborns in the QEH. She is best known for her experienced touch when drawing blood from the Island’s most fragile infants. Yasmine loves her QEH job but she also loves getting home to her many (10) golden retrievers. 

All QEH staff members are our heroes!  

Hero Hannah Hughes

NICU Clinical Leader Hannah Hughes is our hero. She represents the many nurses who work in the QEH.

She grew up in Charlottetown and graduated from the UPEI Accelerated Nursing Program. Hannah has worked in the QEH NICU for the past five years and says there is nothing more satisfying than seeing how resilient premature and sick neonates are.

“It’s amazing to watch the journey of pre-term babies born as early as 10 weeks before their due date. These babies initially need so much NICU equipment such as ventilators, omnibeds, central lines, nasogastric tubes and support from the multidisciplinary NICU team. It’s a privilege to be a part of this journey with the babies and their families. I get to watch them thrive and become independent of all NICU equipment, and be discharged home with their loving families.”