Patient Comfort Is What We Do! The Saint John Regional Hospital’s Brighten Group, has been focused on Patient Comfort since 1919. Patient Comfort means enhancing the hospital experience for Patients, Families and Staff while in the hospital or, in other words, making your day a little brighter!

Did You Know?


What is the Brighten Way?
The Brighten Way is a culture of Paying It Forward at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Over 200,00 staff, patients, families, and visitors pay it forward every year.

How Does it Work?
Every time you purchase a ticket for an event, make a purchase at the hospital Gift Shop, Jewelry Counter, Uniform Shop or Hair Salon, purchase Lifeline Service or use the ATM outside of the Gift Shop, ALL of the proceeds are redirected back into the Saint John Regional Hospital to fund Patient Comfort Programs! Because of you, the Brighten Group has been able to donate over $5M to the Saint John Regional Hospital since 1982!

What Have We Given in 2018... so far!

  • $630 to 4BN/4AN (Transition Units) - Video and audio monitor to help prevent patient falls
  • $1,500 to Family Medicine - Activity items for patients
  • $2,000 to 4AN Transition Unit - Furniture for a family room
  • $3,000 to 4BN/4AN Transition Units - Yearly patient outings
  • $4,000 to 4DN Psychiatry - Leisure activities for patients
  • $9,000 to Labour & Birth - Blanket and fluid warmer


What's New? 

  • Paying It Forward Bingo is here! Click here  for more information! You could win $250 just by playing!
  • Check out the Vendor Markets in the Light Court - Level 1 of the Saint John Regional Hospital
    Upcoming dates: March 23rd, April 19th, and May 17th
  • Our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26th at the Trinity Anglican Church at 6PM
  • The Brighten Group is proud to announce the launch of a quarterly newsletter that highlights what we have been up to! To view the March 2018 newsletter, click here.
  • Brighten Group Presents... Kids Clothing Pop Up Shop! Visit the Main Lobby of the hospital from April 9-13 to check out our selection of brand new children's clothing - up to size 6X!

Fundraising & Events

  • The 2018 People of Influence Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at the Delta Brunswick. We are pleased to have Dr. Terrance Comeau as our guest speaker. Click here  to purchase your tickets!

  • The Brighten Group, in partnership with the Saint John Sea Dogs Foundation and other local charities, host the Big 50/50. Purchase your tickets by clicking here or by dropping into the Gift Shop!
  • The 2018 Sea Dogs Open Water Swim Race will be held on Saturday, August 4th at the Rez in East Saint John. Click here  to register!