The Sobey Foundation has donated $8 million to the Aberdeen Health Foundation, the single largest gift in the health group's history.

“This gift will have a transformative impact on our mandate of enhancing health care in Pictou County for generations to come," said Susan Green, chair of the Aberdeen Health Foundation Board, in a release.

The donation will boost treatment innovations and facility improvements in the region.

“The work of the Aberdeen Health Foundation is fundamental to the vitality of our community here in Pictou County,” said Frank Sobey, chair of the Sobey Foundation.