As we approach the end of a cold winter, I find myself feeling thankful for the warmth of our community. I am in awe of the kind and caring spirit I have found in supporters like you since joining the Victoria Hospital Foundation family last year.
Patients and families can easily share their thoughts and feelings at the touch of a button thanks to new real-time feedback kiosks at Victoria Hospital and ACCESS Fort Garry. Our investment in these innovative devices was made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters.
Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are very common, with an estimated 23 per cent of Manitobans being affected according to a report from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. The majority of people with diagnosable mental health disorders do not seek treatment, with older adults being especially unlikely to seek treatment.
Elizabeth Chan was someone who believed in the importance of helping others. It is a philosophy that her entire family lived by, and it’s the way that Elizabeth wanted to be remembered.
The global pandemic of COVID-19 challenged even the most seasoned Infection Control Professional. A new emerging pathogen where information about its transmission and prevention was being released at what seemed like a moment’s notice and changing at an immense speed. The sheer volume of information was very overwhelming. Just when you felt you had a good handle on what was what…another change.