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Volunteers enhance the health and well-being of patients
Volunteers enhance the health and well-being of patients

Volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre interact with patients in a number of ways, including portering them to therapy sessions From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role ...

Posted: August 20, 2014|Patient Care|0 comments

Wellspring volunteers provide a meaningful lifeline to cancer support
Wellspring volunteers provide a meaningful lifeline to
cancer support

Wellspring volunteers play a vital role in providing cancer support. Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role in advancing the mission to provide emotional, ...

Posted: August 14, 2014|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteers are taking care of business
Volunteers are taking care of business

Wayne Hubbard, past-president of the RVH Auxiliary, chats with volunteer Craig Bemrose. Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care - one cup of java at ...

Posted: August 13, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be
Volunteer helps prepare brothers and sisters-to-be

Jeanne and one of her young students, Ashton. It’s a Saturday morning at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and volunteer Jeanne Frolick is waiting to welcome a new group of youngsters to a quiet room on the third floor, just down the ...

Posted: November 28, 2013|Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Enriching patient experience with volunteers
Enriching patient experience with volunteers

Runnymede’s volunteers assist during activation therapy programs, such as arts and crafts. Lifestyle adjustments can be difficult for patients and families as they adapt to being in hospital to receive care for chronic conditions. Over 90 per cent of Runnymede ...

Posted: November 27, 2013|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered
Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered

Sabrin Abbas, volunteer at Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre, says it’s the trust that patients place in her and the opportunity to put smiles on their faces that motivates her to volunteer On Christmas Day in 2012, Lorraine Ruffo received ...

Posted: November 27, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteers share their talents and help kids with special needs
Volunteers share their talents and help kids with
special needs

Louise Ferrari has been a therapeutic playroom volunteer for more than 10 years. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Holland Bloorview provides programs and services to kids ...

Posted: November 25, 2013|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a tremendous success
Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a
tremendous success

Barry Grennan of Move4Parkinsons with CherryVogt Ward, a volunteer at the conference who is living with Parkinson’s Disease. While many volunteer programs centre around local areas and require long term commitment, this October the World Parkinson Congress was a great ...

Posted: November 23, 2013|Featured, Neurology, Research|0 comments

Pet therapy volunteers connect with patients
Pet therapy volunteers connect with patients

Elska, one of St. Joe’s therapy dogs, joins her owner, volunteer Barbara Haire, in visiting a patient. Volunteers play an integral role in patient care and customer service at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, with 250 volunteers from the community dedicating ...

Posted: November 17, 2013|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Volunteer led program improves accessibility for patients
Volunteer led program improves accessibility for patients

Atta Mohammed, Volunteer at The Scarborough Hospital, meets Bill Pfaff, patient, every Friday morning to bring him to his appointment as part of the hospital’s innovative new Call Ahead for Volunteer Assistance program. Every Friday morning for the past three ...


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