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Blood Donor Clinic - St. Marys
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. / Pyramid Rec Centre
Blood Donor Clinic - Milverton
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm / Perth East Rec Complex
Research has found that regular physical activity appears as effective as psychotherapy for treating mild to moderate depression. Therapists also report that patients who exercise regularly simply feel better and are less likely to overeat or abuse alcohol and drugs. Source: CMHA
Around The Alliance!
Physician Recruitment in Stratford
Patient Partner Profile: Joani
HPHA Implementing Temporary Laboratory Adjustments
Pharmacy Sterile Compounding
A Look at Canada's New Food Guide
It's All in the Data
Access to Primary Care
Celebrating 10 Years of the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team!
MyChart Now Available at HPHA!
Volunteers: Lifting Communities!
Huron Perth and Area Ready to Take the Lead in the Province’s Vision for Improving Health Care
Physiotherapy Myths Debunked!
smallTALK Hits a Significant Milestone!
Clinton Public Hospital Second Floor Set to Reopen
Laboratory Adjustments at Clinton Public Hospital & Seaforth Community Hospital
Supporting Our Patients Through Art
Charting A Course to Success
Q & A With A Quality Assurance Lead
HPHA Recognizes Excellence at its Annual General Meeting
Putting a Face on Organ and Tissue Donation in Our Communities
Q & A with Purchasing/Inventory Support
Q & A with an Emergency Department RPN
Getting to Know our Rehabilitation Assistants
Patient Partner Profile: Laurie
The Role of Occupational Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation
A Day in the Life of a Lactation Consultant!
New Transition Bed Program to Strengthen Mental Health Services in Huron & Perth
Notice of Service Disruption – X-ray Exams at Clinton Public Hospital
Clinton Public Hospital Emergency Department - Temporary Reduction in Hours of Operation
Diabetes: Protect Your Family!
Clinton Public Hospital Emergency Department - Temporary Reduction in Hours of Operation - Effective December 2
Holiday Donations to Our Maternal Child Program
What's For Dinner Wednesday
December Blood Donor Clinics
HPHA's Facebook Protocol
HPHA's LinkedIn Page
HPHA's Twitter Protocol
Media Releases
Blood Donor Clinics
Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
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2019 Pediatric Day Conference Presentations
Volunteers: Lifting Communities!

April 8, 2019

HPHA's more than 450 volunteers are an invaluable part of the hospital team and play a vital role in supporting care and service. From the Board Room to the bedside their contributions range from greeting and wayfinding to assisting patients and staff, to fundraising and planning special events, along with serving as Patient Partners.

During National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019, HPHA is proud to recognize our remarkable volunteers and we offer our sincerest appreciation for all the ways that they impact the patient experience!

The theme for this year's volunteer week is “Volunteers: Lifting Communities” - something we see everyday - our volunteers lifting the spirits of our patients, families and staff and that of the broader community we serve. Volunteering can also give volunteers a lift. When we volunteer, our spirits are lifted when we have the opportunity to work with others. Our sense of purpose is lifted when we see how our efforts have helped someone else. Our confidence lifts when we gain skills and experience through volunteering, helping us get into a competitive school program or successfully find a job.

During this special week, HPHA will host our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the Mitchell Golf & Country Club. We encourage our staff and patients to extend their thanks to our volunteers, not just during this week, but upon each interaction they share!

Did you know?

  • HPHA has 481 volunteers, which includes hospital volunteers, auxiliary members, board members, local advisory committee members and patient partners. In the 2018/19 fiscal year 40 new volunteers joined the team!
  • Volunteers range in age from students to seniors and come from all different backgrounds such as retired professionals, former staff members and new members of our communities! Our youngest volunteer is 16 years old and our oldest is 93!
  • A number of volunteers (14 to be exact) are part of the “over 40 club” meaning they have provided 40 plus years of service to our organization!
  • 82% of our volunteers are female and 18% are male.
  • Over 300,000 volunteer hours were logged in the 2018/19 fiscal year.
  • Our volunteers and auxiliaries fundraised over $118,000 for the purchase of medical equipment for our four hospital sites!