There is so much negative news these days that some positive – or at least not negative news – is welcome. Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) is celebrating its 20th anniversary – the first patient was accepted on 22 October 2003. Some of the celebration was interrupted by a Covid breakout but that is now over – although a tour of the Hospital was postponed. Over the past several months, two initiatives were worked on: 1) a new branding – a fresh look for their web site, Facebook page, Twitter, Linked-in and letterhead and 2) a partnership with Northumberland County Archives and Museum (NCAM). Both of these were announced in a Press Release on November 8 – plus on the web site, Facebook and Twitter there was a group photo – no description for it but it looks like all (or most) Hospital staff and Volunteers – see below.
Comprised of a bright new colour palette, a more accessible sans serif font and a starburst icon that builds on the unique caring hands imagery long associated with NHH, NHH’s refreshed brand signals both the circle of care intrinsic to health care, and the team’s commitment to collaboration across professions and within the community.
The updated icon features eight hands, representing the communities served across west Northumberland County, namely the Town of Cobourg, the Municipality of Port Hope, Alderville First Nation and the townships of Hamilton, Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand, as well as the two largest bodies of water, Lake Ontario and Rice Lake, that frame the hospital’s unique rural and urban catchment area.
NHH, with NCAM’s assistance, is compiling historical documents and artifacts from NHH, NHH Auxiliary and NHH Foundation. The aim will be to add to associated records already in NCAM’s possession and, over time, to arrange, describe and photograph the collection to better support access by future researchers and residents alike interested in learning more about the history of the hospital and its volunteer partners in the region.
There are wonderful stories to be saved and shared about the construction of this place, its rich history and all the many people and projects that have contributed to the strong and growing organization it is today. Historical documents, photos and mementoes exist in multiple locations throughout the hospital, as well as in the Auxiliary and Foundation offices.
- NHH web site
- NHH Facebook
- NHH Twitter
- NHH Linked-In
- Previous NHH website – slow to load, it’s from Internet Archive, Way Back machine – the NHH refreshed site uses a fresh blue to replace the old reds and browns. Sample of previous site is from September 2023.