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Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November
Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens
in November

Dignity after decades – a new era begins London’s long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November St. Joseph’s new Mental Health Care Building, located on the grounds of what will soon be known as the Parkwood Institute, has ...


The attitude of gratitude
The attitude of gratitude

The gratitude wall at one of St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s sites, filled with heartfelt appreciation and gratitude. The gratitude walls were open to all staff, volunteers, patients and visitors during October leading up to Thanksgiving. During the holiday season ...


Why share my darkness? The face of mental healthcare
Why share my darkness? The face of mental healthcare

Brett Batten is sharing his journey in hopes that is decreases the stigma associated with mental illness. I started thinking about all the labels I have had; insane, criminal, crazy, mentally ill, manic depressive, I could name a few more. Labels ...


Mental health care closer to home
Mental health care closer to home

Mental health care in Southwestern Ontario is transforming. As part of a government directive, patients are receiving services closer to their home communities. This transformation has been more than 15 years in the making and is a complex and challenging ...

Posted: October 11, 2012|Featured, Mental Health|0 comments

St. Joseph’s new mental health buildings represent hope, respect and recovery
St. Joseph’s new mental health buildings represent
hope, respect and recovery

When the shovel hit the ground this spring for St. Joseph’s new mental health buildings, the soil was turning on a new era. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Dave Crockett, vice president, facilities planning at St. ...


Mental health care closer to home
Mental health care closer to home

Margareta Rawlins was a bit anxious but mostly excited when she heard her husband, who was receiving care atSt. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care London (RMHCL) was going to be transferred to a hospital close to their home town ofCambridge. ...

Posted: October 18, 2011|Geriatrics and Aging, Mental Health|0 comments

Hope prevails
Hope prevails

Margaret Trudeau graced the stage at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and received a roaring applause from those who found inspiration in her story.The St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, London-Middlesex was pleased ...

Posted: July 1, 2007|Uncategorized|0 comments

Scleroderma 101
Scleroderma 101

Scleroderma is an autoimmune rheumatic disease that affects connective tissues. Derived from the Greek words sclero meaning hard, and derma meaning skin, scleroderma is a fairly rare condition affecting about two in 10,000 people in Canada. There are many different manifestations ...

Posted: July 1, 2007|Uncategorized|0 comments

Rheumatology day program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London makes life a lot easier
Rheumatology day program at St. Joseph’s Hospital
in London makes life a lot easier

Debby Gartly smiles as she talks about her new grandchild, "I have two children and three grandchildren, one was just born on Friday." Debby can now look optimistically at the thought of playing with her grandchildren, a few years ago ...

Posted: July 1, 2006|Uncategorized|0 comments

St. Joseph’s Health Care London patients are happy healing at home
St. Joseph’s Health Care London patients are happy
healing at home

St. Joseph's Health Care, London sees an opportunity to expand its ambulatory regional anesthesia/analgesia discharge program, which began in November 2002, due to positive results in a survey of patients. The program is for patients who have had upper extremity orthopedic ...

Posted: February 2, 2004|Uncategorized|0 comments

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