We have had an overwhelming response to our appeal for biliblankets for our provincial NICU at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We are pleased to tell you that donors have now funded the three biliblankets that were needed and shared many heartwarming stories about their own experiences.

We are now turning our focus to funding various positioning devices and feeding tools at a cost of $8,000. In the NICU, it is important to position premature babies on their back, side or on their tummy mimicking being in the womb. Positioning devices also help decrease stress and saves energy to allow babies to sleep better which is crucial for babies’ brain development and growth. Preterm infants are at particular risk of developing feeding difficulties and need to be matched with the right feeding tool to ensure they have safe and positive feeding experiences early on.

Monthly giving is a wonderful way to support the QEH Foundation! It is also a convenient way to spread your donation into manageable amounts over one or more years, ending in a significant contribution.

We make it simple for you:

  • Choose the amount you would like to give each month.
  • Choose the period of time you would like to give that amount.
  • Provide credit card information
    ** If pre-authorized payment from your bank account is preferred, please select that option below and download the available form.

Your donations are automatically charged to your credit card (or withdrawn from your bank account) once a month – you never have to remember to send a cheque.

To learn more, contact MaryEllen Hughes at or by phone at 902-894-0119

RCMP Staff Sergeant Troy MacLean recently moved back to P.E.I. from Yellowknife and decided to become a QEH Monthly Donor. He chose this as a way to say thanks to the exceptional care that was provided by the QEH Dialysis staff when his dad, Stephen J. MacLean, was a patient there. Sadly, Stephen passed away in December, 2019. Troy chose to pay monthly with his credit card and encourages others to consider this effortless way to give.

Thanks, Troy, for deciding to honour your dad with this wonderful gift.

Staff Sergeant Troy MacLean with his wife Krista and daughter Emily.