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Creating a staff engagement ‘game’: Everyone wins

Kathleen Farr has a dilemma. The registered nurse at Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has just been assigned to an extremely anxious elderly...

Developing mental health services for children and teens a priority

Tyler lived in a dream world. It was a place filled with terror, suspicion, paranoia and voices. The voices told him of the conspiracy only he...

RVH’s rehab team gets man back into the game of...

Cliff Robinson played too many games of golf. Or that’s what the avid golfer thought when his shoulder began giving him grief. Very soon a...

RVH’s Cancer and Palliative Care Unit…

Mark Johnston hugged his wife Sheri Lynn, for the last time. She was unaware of the embrace. She was already gone. In the early hours...

New Respiratory Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) new Respiratory Unit recently welcomed its very first patient. Doreen Beamish, 80, from Barrie was the first person...

Care close to home for the tiniest and most fragile residents

Yvette Gabovic-Dahlke cuddles her tiny son as she gently rocks back and forth in the hospital rocking chair. Her eyes rarely leave the precious...

Closing the text book and hitting the hospital halls

Josh Gillard, 16, is a grade 12 student at Barrie’s Eastview Secondary School, and yet so far this semester he’s rarely been there. That’s because...

Screening is the best defence against colorectal cancer

Mark Wilson didn't have to have a medical degree to know that something was horribly wrong with him. The blood in his stool said it...

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