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<April 2018>
Blood Donor Clinic - Stratford
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm / Rotary Complex
24th Annual Huron Perth Diabetes Day!
9:30 am to 3:00 pm / Mitchell Arena and Community Centre / Cost is $20 and includes lunch / Register by April 17th
One organ and tissue donor has the potential to save eight lives and transform up to 75 others? https://beadonor.ca/hpha
Around The Alliance!
New Partnership With The Change Foundation Announced!
West Building Entrance Opens at Stratford General Hospital on March 27
New Dedicated Space at HPHA Solidifies Commitment to Teaching and Mentorship
HPHA & AMGH Adding PatientKeeper CPOE & Medication Reconciliation to Clinical Automation System
From Patient to Volunteer: Brent's Story
HPHA Celebrates Successful 2016/17 Year
HPHA Receives Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding
Moving Forward With Stroke
26th Annual Paediatric Day Conference Speaker Presentations
Diabetes Support Group!
R.E.A.L Life Perspectives: Emergency Medicine
Welcome Ellie-Mae! First Baby of 2018!
Signs of a Stroke? Call 9-1-1
Like Us on Facebook!
HPHA Celebrates Combined Heat & Power Project
Influenza Outbreak Declared Over at Stratford General Hospital
Board of Directors Meeting Highlights
Bring Change to Life: Social Work Month
Q & A with a Registered Dietitian!
New Blood Donors Needed!
Connecting the Dots for Caregivers - Newsletter #4
Join the HPHA Board of Directors!
To Our Volunteers - Thank You!
What's For Dinner Wednesday!
HPHA in the Media
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HPHA's Twitter Protocol
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Blood Donor Clinics
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To Our Volunteers - Thank You!
April 16, 2018

You'll find them in almost every part of the HPHA.

Some are immediately recognizable in their rust colour vests. Others you may pass in the hall and catch their position inscribed on their identification badge.

They visit with our patients when family members can't be there, direct patients to their appointments, plan special events and fundraisers, offer smiles and words of encouragement, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

They are in patient care areas, in our Gift Shops and Coffee Shop, in our Board Rooms, in the community and as we mentioned almost every part of our four hospital sites!

They are all ages and come from diverse backgrounds; retired professionals, students and those who are new to our communities. Some are former staff members and others are interested in a career in a healthcare related field. Those new to our communities are looking to make new friendships and strong connections and others are happy with the care they or their loved one experienced and want to give back. Some have been with us for 60 years!

They are our volunteers and they are over 400 strong!

“Volunteers are key team members and have always played an important part of the hospital experience for patients, families, staff and physicians,” says Andrew Williams, President and CEO. “Volunteer Week is a wonderful opportunity to put the spotlight on our volunteers and recognize them for the essential role they play.”

In celebration of National Volunteer Week we gave our staff the opportunity to say thanks to our volunteers! See their responses below!
  • “Thank you volunteers for helping to keep our patients updated and comfortable during their visits to the Emergency Department! You are all a invaluable part of HPHA!”
  • “Thank you to the volunteers who support both the patients and therapy team in the occupational therapy room in Seaforth.”
  • “The positive attitudes and dedication of the Stroke to Stroke Peer Volunteers is truly inspiring. I am so thankful for these volunteers and their contributions to stroke patients experience.”
  • “I truly feel that our volunteers are the cornerstone of our patient experience. They promote positive interactions to patients coming for an outpatient clinic appointment or surgery. Greeting our patients with a smile and helping them feel at ease by guiding them through the registration process, they truthfully act as our ‘patient flow ambassadors'. We are forever grateful for our volunteers and the positive impact that they have on both our patients as well as our overall department.”
  • “I am so grateful to our volunteers for their support personally and hugs when I needed one. My husband is having some medical issues and requires extra care and hospital stays . The volunteers are always encouraging with support and advice that goes beyond being just a volunteer. Our volunteers are important to our patients but just as important to the staff . We would be not capable of giving great patient care without them.”
  • “We would like to thank the Volunteers for the generous gift of their time and energy to the Breast Assessment Centre at Stratford General Hospital. We are so fortunate to have you.”
  • “When patients/visitors come in our SGH doors, our Volunteers support them by directing them, helping them find their way and answering important questions. No doubt this valuable assistance is appreciated by all! Thanks to our Volunteers for this service!”
  • “Our volunteers are one of our greatest resources who spend time and effort in doing the ‘extras'- it makes such a huge difference in patient care! Thank you!”
  • “I have witnessed the warm and wonderful support given to our patients on a daily basis at the Seaforth Community Hospital. You have no idea how much your interactions mean to the patients, their families and the staff! Thanks from the bottom of my heart!”
  • “Kind thanks to all the volunteers who help out on the surgical unit. We appreciate all the things you do for the patients and the staff to make the patient experience awesome.”
  • “All of the therapy staff cannot thank our volunteers enough for their dedication, compassion and enthusiasm towards our patients on their road to recovery. All of their smiling faces and great humour has been inspiring for not only the patients but to the other staff members as well. Their empathy and understanding with regards to our patients' recovery helps more than they know. We all really cannot thank you enough for all of your smiles and helpful hands. Thank you all from the bottom of all our hearts!”