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Bacon bursary fund supporting education at Cumberland regional hospital

Former Nova Scotia Premier Roger Bacon presents a Clara Bacon Bursary to Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre staff member Sue Scott. She will be entering the LPN course at NSSC Amherst in September.
Former Nova Scotia Premier Roger Bacon presents a Clara Bacon Bursary to Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre staff member Sue Scott. She will be entering the LPN course at NSSC Amherst in September.

UPPER NAPPAN – Sue Scott looks forward to the day she can begin helping others as a licensed practical nurse.

And thanks to support from the Clara Bacon Bursary that day just got a little closer.
“I’m so grateful, this means so much to me,” Scott said upon accepting the bursary from Clara’s wife, former Nova Scotia Premier Roger Bacon. “I want to help people and thank my new country, Canada.”
Scott moved to Amherst several years ago from Thailand after marrying an Amherst man. She soon found a job at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre working in housekeeping, but she wanted to do more to help others and enrolled in the LPN program at the Nova Scotia Community College.
“I’ve always liked helping others, but I felt that I wanted to do more. I enjoy working at the hospital so much. The people are great and the doctors and medical staff are so friendly,” she said. “I’ve always dreamed of being a nurse.”
Scott will be the sixth recipient of a Clara Bacon Bursary, created in 2014 to support staff at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre to improve their education and expand their health-care skills. Enhanced training helps ensure that families, friends and neighbours receive the best care when necessary.
“She is an incredible candidate,” Cumberland Health Care Foundation managing director Gwen Kerr said. “She’s changing trades completely, but continuing to work within the health-care field. It’s something she has wanted to do for a long time.”
Bacon knows his wife would be proud of the program.
“All the years the care my wife received here at the hospital was much appreciated,” Bacon said. “It only seemed like the right thing to do to start the bursary program in memory of her.”
The fund will also be supported by a charity golf tournament at Bacon’s Par 3 on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Cost is $25 per player with the four-person scramble beginning at 10 a.m.
For more information, call 902-667-5400 Ext. 6126 or visit chcfoundation.com.
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