For Health Care Staff

Comfort in Care™

Through the  Comfort in Care™ program, health care workers can apply to access a general fund that will help staff provide comfort items that will benefit the patients they serve. Comfort in Care™ provides patients and their families with items that will help enhance their care experience, but are not always available through traditional resources. Examples of items funded through this program include sleeper chairs, blanket warmers, wheelchairs, televisions and more!

Comfort in Care Grant Guidelines-2018
Comfort in Care Grant Application Form-2018

See the 2016 Comfort in Care Grant Recipients!

Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) Grants

The Health Care Foundation provides funding for grants in nursing skills and education. Over the last number of years, these grants have made a direct impact on the number of nurses within Eastern Health who have received specialized training and professional certification or recertification. 

We are now accepting applications for 2018 CNA Grants. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.

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Education and Research
The Health Care Foundation is pleased to support a variety of education and research opportunities for individuals working or seeking assistance in the St. John’s hospitals of Eastern Health. Over the years the Health Care Foundation has been able to help many individuals seek financial assistance when pursuing a higher education. Nurses, researchers, patients and other employees and their dependents have recieved assistance from the HCF.

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Our Mission

The Health Care Foundation raises funds and develops strong and sustaining philanthropic relationships to support the highest level of adult health care through the funding of vital medical equipment, research, education and the provision of items that impact patient comfort and care.


Contact Us

The Health Care Foundation

Suite 103, 71 Goldstone St., St. John’s, NL  A1B 5C3
Phone: 709.777.5901 | Toll Free:   1.877.737.0228
Fax: 709.777.5903 | Email: