NHH Announcements

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.

New “Brand”

NHH Logo
NHH Logo

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 20 years
NHH 20 years

NCAM Partnership

NHH, with NCAM’s assistance, is compiling historical documents and artifacts from NHH, NHH Auxiliary and NHH Foundation.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 Historical documents, photos and mementoes exist in multiple locations throughout the hospital, as well as in the Auxiliary and Foundation offices.

Go to the full press release here and there’s more on NCAM here – bottom of page.


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small town Ontario
7 months ago

Congratulations to all the team at NHH. I like the look of the updated icon and what each of the eight hands represent. Looking forward to the New Northumberland County Archives and Museum (NCAM) opening in the spring of 2024.

7 months ago

I love the new starburst icon ! Congratulations on 20 years of wonderful caring service to our community. We are very fortunate to have NHH and its amazing staff, docs and volunteers! And to have Susan Walsh at the helm

Old Sailor
7 months ago

The above Announcement is right. NHH is a gem in the heart of Northumberland County. The Old Sailor and The Old Doll have visited NHH several times and have “met” a few of their first class surgeons and support teams. And the best news of all, is that NHH now has new “XXL blue operating room gowns” that actually fit Old Sailors.

Reply to  Old Sailor
7 months ago

What no more ‘aft’ showing its colours? Some staff may be disappointed.