Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Dedicates Burn Unit to Firefighters

April 30, 1998 marks a special day for the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society and all Firefighters in Nova Scotia. In recognition of the dedication and support of the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, the Dartmouth Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary, and the Nova Scotia Power Corporation Employees Charitable Fund, the Executive of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre has dedicated the burn unit at the new Infirmary site;

"The Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Care Centre"

At a special ceremony in April 30, 1998, Nancy Margenson of the Queen Elizabeth II Foundation praised the work and commitment that all three groups have made to the Burn Unit. In thanking all three groups she acknowledged the contributions that each group has made to the Burn Unit; The Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society has contributed $290,000.00, the Dartmouth Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary contributed $115,000.00, and the Nova Scotia Power Corporation Employees Charitable Fund has contributed over $50,000.00.

Dr. Justin Paletz, Head of the Plastic Surgery Department at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, spoke about the improved treatment and better survival rate that victims of burns now have because of the advanced equipment and training that these groups have provided.

Nora-Gene Goodwin, Nurse Manager for the Burn Unit , gave details of some of the improvements that have been made over the past several years in burn treatment, many of which are directly related to the projects such as the Skin Bank which was established by the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.

Firefighters across the province will now know that anyone using this facility will be aware of the support and dedication that the Firefighters have made.