Our Foundation

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation (CBRHF) is a registered charity, responsible for raising funds to strengthen health care in Cape Breton.

One of only three healthcare foundations in Atlantic Canada nationally accredited by Imagine Canada, our Foundation and donors have raised multi-millions to fund priority health care needs at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and beyond.



Our Hospital

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) opened in 1995, merging Sydney City, St. Rita’s and Cape Breton Hospitals.

The CBRH now sees approximately 600,000 patient visits per year, and is the main referral and trauma centre for our Island. The Hospital offers emergency services, ambulatory care, palliative care, pediatrics, general and specialized medical and surgical care, diagnostic imaging, cardio/pulmonary/neuro services, clinical support services, mental health and addiction services and more.

In 1998, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre opened as part of the CBRH, expanding the type of cancer care offered in Cape Breton to include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. The Centre, originally built to sustain 16,000 patient visits annually, now sees more than 45,000 visits per year.  A new and expanded Cancer Centre is currently being built to better serve the needs of cancer patients in Cape Breton.