September 25, 2018



St. John’s, NL – Today the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation held its annual general meeting at Holiday Inn in St. John’s.  Martin Sullivan, Chair, Janeway Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation, shared activities and accomplishments of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

“This past fiscal year, through the generosity of our donors, the Janeway Foundation disbursed $3,136,404 to the Janeway Hospital and other pediatric initiatives across the province,” stated Martin Sullivan.  “Eighty-three per cent went towards new capital equipment and the remainder was allocated for research, continued education, and program support, all to provide the best care possible for children and their families in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

One of the larger capital projects being funded by the Foundation is the construction of the Special Care Unit in the surgical ward.  This Unit is designed for children who do not require Level 1 critical care, but do require monitoring and close observation following surgery.

“In fact, the majority of children’s hospitals across Canada have surgical Special Care Units and we are pleased to announce that the Janeway will enhance the care provided to the children in Newfoundland and Labrador in this way,” Mr. Sullivan said.

The Foundation also announced the retiring of three board members and thanked them for their years of service and commitment:  Bill Boyd; Bev Evans; and David Norris. Also, the Foundation welcomed new board members:  Charlene Johnson, CEO, NOIA; Chris King, Partner, McInnes Cooper; and Krista Ryan, CPA, CA, Senior Manager, PriceWaterHouseCooper.

The Janeway Foundation’s Annual Report for 2017-2018 is available online at


 About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of NL children, while promoting awareness of these needs.




Media contact:

Phyllis Kinsman
Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
Phone: 709-777-4640/770-4912