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!

  • $100,000 - Home Away from Home - Oncology Hostel 5th Floor
  • $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
  • $8,100 Bariatric Arm - 5CS Family Medicine


What's New? 

  • Check out the Vendor Markets in the Light Court - Level 1 of the Saint John Regional Hospital
    Upcoming dates: September 20th, Oct 18th, and November 15th.

  • 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... Tickitiy Boo Pop Up Shop! Visit the Main Lobby of the hospital to check out our selection of brand new children's clothing - up to size 6X!

Fundraising & Events

  • Thank you to everyone who sponsored and attended the 2018 People of Influence Luncheon. Proceeds from this event will greatly benefit the Home Away From Home Oncology Hostel. Thank you also, to Dr. Comeau for your insight into what we are able to do to help these patients with the science of Stem Cells. It is truly incredible what you and your team are able to do. Outstanding work!

  • 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!