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National Volunteer Week 2021: Celebrating our volunteers

The Ottawa Hospital is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2021 by profiling just a few of the ways our volunteers have made a big difference 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.

Caileigh, the virtual therapy dog.
Virtual Pet Therapy Program brings joy, comfort to patients during COVID-19

Volunteers at The Ottawa Hospital and their trained therapy dogs can safely visit patients in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a new virtual pet therapy program.

The Ottawa Hospital Virtual Informaition Desk Ulyana Osorio and Suzanne Lariviere
New virtual Information Desk connects patients and volunteers during COVID-19

Volunteers are providing compassionate care and a helping hand at The Ottawa Hospital’s new Virtual Information Desk – the first of its kind in hospitals across Canada.

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.

Sarah Ally
Volunteer Sarah Aly wins Human Touch Award

Sarah Aly is a volunteer in the hemodialysis unit at The Ottawa Hospital. When colleagues saw her dedication, hard work and bond with her patients, they nominated her for a Human Touch Award. She thought it was a joke – until she won.

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