The Northern Star 2021, for the health of our people at home first!

BATHURST – Under the theme – Supporting our Health Initiatives at home – the Northern Star Campaign was officially launched by UNI Financial Cooperation and the 9 Northern New Brunswick Hospital Foundations.

The nine participating foundations are: Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation (Bathurst), Fondation Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus (Caraquet), Fondation des Amis de l’Hôpital général de Grand-Sault (Grand Falls), Fondation de l’Hôpital Régional d’Edmundston (Edmundston), Fondation de l’Hôpital de Lamèque (Lamèque), Fondation des amis de la santé (Campbellton), Fondation Dr. Romaric Boulay (Saint-Quentin), Fondation Les Ami. e.s de l’Hôpital Stella-Maris-de-Kent (Sainte-Anne-de-Kent) and the Fondation Les Amis de l’Hôpital de Tracadie (Tracadie).

Needs to be met for northern hospitals

The funds raised through the North Star 2021 campaign will be used to purchase several pieces of medical equipment in the 9 health care facilities to meet the needs of our hospitals in order to continue to make a difference in the lives of the people in our community by allowing them to have access to quality health care close to home.

Equipment for ambulatory care, a high performance incubator for newborns, cardiac monitors, Automated Breast Ultrasound machine, Various equipment in all areas of professional services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and speech therapy, 5 geriatric chairs, 2 wheelchairs, a stretcher, renewal of Holter machines, a universal examination table, a new piece of equipment (Doplex) for the high blood pressure clinic, carpal tunnel project, hemodialysis treatment chairs, expansion project for the family medicine unit, bed in the intensive care unit and equipment for the palliative care unit.

Mini-Trees are available now for $2, $5, $10 and $20 at UNI locations and in select businesses in participating regions.

« UNI is extremely proud to be a supporter of the annual Northern Star Campaign and to partner again this year with the nine participating foundations that are there to promote, support and improve the quality of health and wellness services for the population in their territory. This campaign is primarily aimed at the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment and the development of certain facilities that provide access to health care in our local and regional health care institutions. By supporting the annual campaign through the purchase of mini-trees available at our points of service, you are offering the best in health care to the entire population and allowing health care professionals to do what they do best: treat, heal and save the lives of patients », says Robert Moreau, President and CEO of UNI Financial Cooperation.

« A huge thank you to UNI Financial Cooperation for their involvement in the Northern Star Campaign as well as all of the Network Foundations. Your partnership is a perfect example of what we can accomplish when we all work together towards the same goal. Your boundless generosity and dedication contribute greatly to the development of health care in our community. You are an integral part of our organization’s success and tangibly benefit our patient care offerings. Keep up the good work and thank you again for all that you do. » says Dre France Desrosiers, CEO of the Vitality Health Network.

As for Mr. Mérille Bossé, a patient at the Edmundston Regional Hospital, he realizes the direct benefits of this Northern Star campaign which contributes to the purchase of equipment for his hospital. “I feel safe knowing that there is a care team close to home to take care of me. Plus, it’s encouraging to see the community get involved like this to improve our health care. I feel comfortable and confident with the Edmundston hemodialysis team!”.

The evening of the lighting of the dedicated trees, the fairy figurines and the community trees near the hospitals will take place on Wednesday, December 1. More than 200 trees will be illuminated in front of our hospitals. 

About the Northern Star

The Northern Star Campaign is a collaborative activity organized through a strong partnership between UNI Financial Cooperation and the 9 Northern New Brunswick hospital foundations. This event, which began in 2006, has raised over $1.2 million which has been invested in equipment to improve health care in our region! Thousands of patients have been able to obtain improved services in areas such as the family medicine unit, medical imaging, emergency, mother-child program, operating room, intensive care, oncology, to name a few.


For more information, please contact

Suzanne LaPlante

Development Officer and Responsible of Communications

506-336-7674 | [email protected]