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  • Research deep freezers reduce energy consumption by 85%

    The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute needs technical equipment, such as the research deep freezers, to run its daily operations. Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital store vaccines, medications, cells and chemicals in deep freezers – and by ‘deep’ they mean ‘really, really deep’ – temperatures as low as minus-80°C. Just like home freezers, they become less […]

  • Fresh air and gardens improve mental health: natural remedies for patients and staff

    Linda Ferro-Chartrand, RN at the General Campus Intensive Care Unit, often accompanies patients who are able to leave the unit to wellness areas such as the Butterfly Garden, between the General Campus and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Fresh air, open space, and warm sunlight peeking through leaves swaying in a cool breeze. Sometimes […]