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An inside look: St. Joseph’s Hospital in London is one of few centres in...

For more than 15 years, John Gamba has put up with bouts of light-headedness, numb lips and tongue, confusion, seeing spots, feeling week and...

New video designed to help dialysis patients cope

Lights! Camera! Action! It’s not exactly the phrase you’d expect to hear in The Scarborough Hospital’s Chronic Kidney Disease Program. Yet last month, a...

Volunteers join forces with clinicians to H.E.L.P provide seniors with the best patient care

When Barb Goersch heard of an opportunity to be part of a new program specifically designed to provide care to seniors at risk, she...

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the...

Former employees return to hospital as volunteers

Vilma Sharp may have retired as a nurse 22 years ago, but she still visits St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto weekly. That’s because...

Older patients get ‘HELP’ from Southlake volunteers

Volunteers at Newmarket-based Southlake Regional Health Centre are making a positive difference in the quality of care for older patients through a program that...

Physician harnesses simulation to combat central line complications

#Central line complications are a major concern for hospitals and the healthcare sector, costing money and—most importantly—harm to patients. These complications are also highly...

Patient receives kidney transplant from donor with different blood type

St. Michael’s Hospital is the first in North America to have used a novel device that cleaned the blood of a kidney patient and...

New mobile app helps IBD patients transition to adult care

Parents tend to do most of the talking at their child’s doctor’s appointments. While the child is almost always present, their participation is often...

Disability doesn’t limit man’s ability to volunteer

Harold Hatton is ready to go home. Perched on the end of his bed he’s just waiting for a Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) volunteer to...

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