2017 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival
On August 26, 2017 join us as we celebrate 13 years as one of New Brunswick's most anticipated summer events - The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival. Held on the beautiful Kennebecasis River, the races are a site to behold with over 1000 paddlers and thousands of spectators.
In addition to the thrilling Dragon Boat races the Festival offers something for everyone:
- Live Multicultural Entertainment
- Fun and Crafts in the Children's Village
- Tantalizing Cuisine in the Festival Marketplace
......and so much more.
This year the Saint John Dragon Boat Festival is raising funds for the St.Joseph's Eye Clinic and St.Joseph's Urgent Care unit.Last year the eye clinic had 8,502 visits,our Ophtalmologists have requested a Pattern Retinal Laser for the treatment of retinal disorders including glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. Treating more then 30,653 patients last year St.Joseph's Urgent Care provides urgent walk in care to Saint John. Urgent Care has requested the Foundation continued support in purchasing of new Integrated Wall Systems.New Integrated Wall Systems will provide technology for digital blood pressure,temperature,oxygen saturation and heart rate recording. Optimal patient care, reduced waiting times and improved patient experience would be the results of the New Integrated Systems.
2016 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival
Thank you for your support in the 2016 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival. Thanks to your support the St.Joseph's Hospital Foundation was able to fund the "Little Things" that will enhance the comfort, care and safety of Saint Joseph's patients.
“Little Things” like a Fetal Heart Doppler for Women’s Wellness Centre. Fetal heart rate monitoring is one of the most important aspects of prenatal care. Beginning as early as the eighth week of pregnancy, healthcare providers may be able to detect the baby’s heart rate. By listening regularly to the baby’s heart we can ensure that the baby is in good health and growing properly.
“Little Things” like a Radiolucent X-ray Chair to be used for patients who require the option of sitting upright for a diagnostic imaging procedure due to an injury or mobility restrictions.
“Little Things” like Specialty Chairs, the Geriatric Medicine Units are in need of an assortment of speciality chairs that enable patients to sit comfortably and safely while providing a variety of clinical benefits including retention of muscle strength.
“Little Things” like an Eye Tonometer providing Urgent Care physicians with the ability to measure the pressure inside a patient’s eye.
2015 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival
Thank you for your participation and support of the 2015 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival
together we raised over $230,000 in support of a new Breast Ultrasound, and high tech computer systems for our Health and Aging units.
The new Breast Ultrasound will allow for better screening of young patients who may have a higher risk of Breast Cancer based on family history or genetics.
High tech combined with high touch will allow our elderly patients to join the digital revolution. High tech combined with high touch will allow patients to reconnect with their world.
Thank you for your continued support!