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From left to right, Judie Wheeland, Marney Cooper and Andree Kaspardlov,
Resident Support Aides: bringing companionship and support to seniors in long-term care

Judie Wheeland became a Resident Support Aide in a long-term care home after caring for her elderly parents. A new provincial program, supported by The Ottawa Hospital, has helped Judie and others re-train and support seniors in the region’s long-term care homes.

A nurse at The Ottawa Hospital
“My nurses made me feel safe and told me I was strong”: A tribute to nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

In honour of Nursing Week 2021, Dr. Debra Bournes, Chief Nursing Executive and Vice-President, Regional Cancer Care at The Ottawa Hospital shares heartfelt thanks from patients and expresses her gratitude to nurses for the compassionate care they have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caileigh, the virtual therapy dog.
Tales of a therapy dog

Need a lift? In this four-part series, The Ottawa Hospital volunteer Christine Phillips shares pre-COVID-19 stories of how she and her therapy dog, Caileigh make a difference in people’s lives.

TOH Staff is standing beside the Thank you banner
Our community thanks staff at The Ottawa Hospital

From school children to celebrities to first responders and the public, thousands of people continue to say ‘thank you” for all you have done for our community. Take a look!

Volunteer Rakesh Misra
Volunteer pens a touching tribute to a “feisty” patient and the nurses who cared for him

He called the nurses who cared for him the kindest, most compassionate humans. Volunteer Rakesh Misra reflects on this patient and the compassionate care the patient received.

o Two people holding hands. Medical Assistance in Dying has been legal in Canada since 2016. As the largest hospital in Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital developed a comprehensive program to provide MAiD to patients in the region.
What Medical Assistance in Dying looks like for The Ottawa Hospital

As the government launches public consultations on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), we take an in-depth look at what MAiD looks like for care providers at The Ottawa Hospital, and the questions that still remain.

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