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GRH declares COVID-19 outbreak in adult inpatient mental healthJune 21, 2021
In partnership with Region of Waterloo Public Health, GRH has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on its adult inpatient mental health unit (1FSouth and 1F psychiatric intensive care) with four patients and no staff impacted. We are also investigating a potential outbreak on 1FNorth.
Partnership brings culturally aware care, traditional practices and medicines to GRH’s Pinebush vaccine site for Waterloo Region Indigenous communityJune 21, 2021
Thanks to a partnership between the Region of Waterloo, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) and the Grand River Hospital COVID-19 vaccination site, Indigenous community members in Waterloo Region can choose to receive their vaccine from an Indigenous immunizer in a culturally safe space, with traditional practice and medicines available for support. Click here to read more.
Quality Care at GRH: Reducing opioid prescriptions in general surgeryJune 11, 2021
At Grand River Hospital (GRH), a community hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, we worked with the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) to identify that we could effectively reduce rates of opioid prescription for our general surgery patients, without compromising their pain management.
Grand River Hospital wishes everyone a safe and happy Pride 2021!June 1, 2021
June is officially upon us and Grand River Hospital is once again proud to recognize the LGBTQ2+ community and show our support for our team members, patients, volunteers, and our community during Pride month.
GRH lowers flags for 9 days in honour of 215 children found buried at Kamloops Indian Residential SchoolMay 31, 2021
On May 31, Grand River Hospital lowered the flags at its campuses to mourn the deaths of 215 children found buried at Kamloops Indian Residential School on Friday, and for many other children, families, and communities who were victims of the residential school system. The flags will remain lowered for 215 hours – 9 days – in honour of each life.
From wheelchair to walking: Ron's Grand River Hospital Physiotherapy journeyMay 26, 2021
This month, we’re celebrating the role that physiotherapists play in the lives of patients at Grand River Hospital. Physiotherapists (PTs) are essential members of our team! Ron Spitzig came to physiotherapy care at Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Campus following a back surgery.
From the ICU to motherhood: Simone's story of gratitude, recovery and hope after COVIDMay 14, 2021
Almost exactly a year after she was in Grand River Hospital’s ICU, critically ill on a ventilator, 29 year-old Simone was admitted to the hospital again. This time it was to have her first baby, a son. Click here to read Simone's inspiring story of recovery and life after COVID.
Indigenous Immunizers now on site at the GRH/Region of Waterloo Vaccine Clinic in Cambridge!May 13, 2021
Grand River Hospital, in partnership with The Region of Waterloo and Southwestern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) is proud to announce a new partnership that sees Indigenous immunizers providing the COVID-19 vaccine at the Regional vaccination clinic at 66 Pinebush Road in Cambridge!
Grand River Hospital Cancer Centre virtually unveils art donation of 29 ‘visions of hope on canvas’ from grateful familyMay 10, 2021
On Tuesday, May 11, Grand River Hospital virtually unveiled '29 visions of hope on canvas', created by local artist, and a grateful family member, Eva Nali. Eva created these canvas to bring hope to others on their cancer journey. Read her story here.
Exhausted, overworked, but still smiling: A look inside GRH's full ICU during COVID Wave 3May 5, 2021
On a busy Thursday afternoon in Grand River Hospital's ICU A unit, staff are busy caring for the hospital's most critical patients, including those with COVID-19. Click here and take a look inside the ICU during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.