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Volunteers: The Art of Caring

When Allan O’Marra began his semi-retirement he knew he was at a stage in his life where he wanted to share his time and...

Strengthening the circle of geriatric care

Hilary Lee realized the value of good training and volunteer-patient engagement when she was attending to a distraught patient whom everyone thought was babbling...

LHSC’s telehomecare for peritoneal dialysis patients a Canadian first

In January 2009, London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, in partnership with Baxter Corporation, began a ten month study to determine the...

Giving back through volunteering helps shape path to medical school

Volunteers play a crucial role in the patient care services we deliver in the Emergency Department (ED) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. Whether...

Celebrating 15 Years of Success

Although it is not an unfamiliar disease to most Canadians, Type 1 diabetes is often understood as being only about food and insulin. The...

Volunteers Make the Difference in York Central’s Dialysis Units

The interesting thing about volunteers is each one has their own story, their own reason for spending their free time helping others. It may...

Body image and sexuality

Body image and sexuality may be taboo for some people, but that didn’t stop members of The Scarborough Hospital’s Home Dialysis Peer Support Group...

The value of volunteers

Twenty-two-year-old Sohini Mitra has always had high aspirations. From an early age she knew she wanted to be a doctor, so it was no...

Recruiting from the Inside

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospital staff team in providing the highest quality of service for patients. At Trillium Health Centre, the...

From meal trays to med school

Chatter fills the hallways at St. John’s Rehab Hospital in north Toronto. It’s Saturday afternoon and a group of volunteers gathers around several food...

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