Post Tagged with: "Volunteers"
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 ...
Wellspring volunteers provide a meaningful lifeline to
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Volunteers share their talents and help kids with
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 ...
Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →