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Ringing in the new year, whatever you choose to drinkDecember 29, 2016
As we ring in the new year, some or your party guests may not want to celebrate with alcohol. From GRH’s withdrawal management centre, here are some tips on how to make everyone welcome
Persad-Maharaj family’s generous gift to GRH staff enters ninth straight yearDecember 23, 2016
The Persad-Maharaj family of Cambridge will continue make the season more special for GRH care providers helping patients on Christmas Day.
GRH community smashes food bank donation goal and recordDecember 23, 2016
GRH’s staff drive to support the Food Bank of Waterloo Region this holiday season has ended with a 35 per cent boost in contributions over last year’s campaign
Mr. and Mrs. Claus leave the North Pole to visit kids at GRHDecember 23, 2016
Some young patients in GRH’s Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario’s (POGO) cancer clinic for children got a special treat today as they spent some time with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The visit happened through “Clarky’s Kids”, a partnership in support of children with cancer with former Kitchener Ranger and current Columbus Blue Jacket David Clarkson.
NICU grad Blake Morton helps this year’s babies celebrate a happy holidayDecember 23, 2016
GRH’s neonatal intensive care unit was there to care for Blake Morton in his early days. That’s why the 17 year old was so compelled to give back to the unit this holiday season.
Freeport staff brings holiday cheer and a holiday meal to patientsDecember 22, 2016
The holidays are a wonderful time of year to spend with your loved ones, drinking, eating and being merry. But some people aren’t always able to spend the holidays in their home if they need to receive care. Thankfully, mental health and recreational therapist staff at GRH’s Freeport Campus help to bring holiday cheer and a good holiday meal to their patients to make the season special.
Tips for good mental health over the holidaysDecember 19, 2016
GRH mental health and addictions staff offer their suggestions for how to support good mental health over the holidays
Freeport security officer Kerry Sheppard wins latest GRH award of excellenceDecember 13, 2016
Kerry Sheppard is adding to the accolades that GRH security team members have received over the years. Kerry is the latest winner of Grand River Hospital’s award of excellence for his compassionate support of patients.
Partnership provides naloxone rescue kits to emergency patients at risk of an opioid overdoseDecember 12, 2016
Care providers at Grand River Hospital’s emergency department have a new harm reduction tool to help save the lives of people at risk of an opioid overdose.
New report shows cancer screening participation in Waterloo Wellington could be improvedDecember 7, 2016
The number of people newly diagnosed with cancer in Ontario has increased over the last two decades and will continue to rise, largely due to an aging population. Certain cancers can be prevented or detected earlier by regular screening, but according to a new report released today by Cancer Care Ontario, many eligible Ontarians aren’t up to date with their screening tests.