QEII Patient Assistance Grant / Request from a Restricted Fund
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- QEII Patient Assistance Grant - Guidelines
- QEII Restricted Fund - Guidelines
- Contact Information
QEII Patient Assistance Grant - Guidelines 2023
1. Program Information
The QEII Patient Assistance Grant is a new program created by the QEII Foundation to provide financial support to eligible QEII Health Sciences Center patients. Grants of up to $1,000 will help patients pay for amenities like rent, mortgage, lodging and transportation, home utilities, home medical equipment or medical supplies not currently covered under a medical plan while undergoing treatment.
The QEII Patient Assistance Grant aims to lessen the financial burden that many patients face – helping QEII patients when they need it most.
As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our donors to fund these grants. All applicants will be asked to share their feedback to support program improvements and growth. Together, we can ensure the QEII Patient Assistance Grant is available to our patients.
2. Guidelines & Requirements
Healthcare providers/managers within the Nova Scotia Health Authority are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 per year (maximum lifetime grant of $2,000) on behalf of a QEII Health Sciences Centre patient regardless of the patient’s location of residence.
Healthcare providers may include social workers, health services managers, physician, medical assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, therapist, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist or patient navigator.
Electronic applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis via the website apply.qe2foundation.ca
Eligible items for the grant include rent/mortgage, lodging (for healthcare appointments), home utilities (such as power, home heating oil, water bills or phone services), transportation (travel for health care appointments or bus fare) or nutrition for grants up to $500 at a time. Home medical equipment, medical supplies or medicine not covered by a current medical plan are also eligible for grants up to $1000. Receipts, equipment quotes, or a copy of the utility bill will be required for the application. Other items may be considered as indicated on the application.
Payments will be made directly to the patient unless a special request is made for payment via email to [email protected]
QEII Health Sciences Centre campus includes: Halifax Infirmary, Charles V. Keating Emergency & Trauma Centre, NS Arthritis and Rehabilitation Centre, Dickon building, Centre for Clinical Research, MacKenzie building, Centennial building, Victoria General, Abbie. J. Lane and Camp Hill Veterans Memorial building.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed approximately twice a month until all funds have been allocated for the year.
4. Questions & Answers
- How do I apply?
- What is the maximum amount of the grant per?
- Who can apply?
- What are the criteria for issuing a patient the grant under QEII Patient Assistant Grant?
- Who Makes Decisions on Grant Applications?
- When will I be notified of the successful grant?
Alison MacNeil, Grants Administrator
Phone: 902 334 1546
Email: [email protected]