NEWS in General – January 5

The community we serve know how hard we all are working. For the next four weeks, free coffee and a cookie is a small token of its appreciation.

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GGH News

Check out our redesigned Careers section on our web site

COVID-19 News

Latest COVID Exposure Guidance

Other News

Staff Wellness supports and resources
Older cell phones wanted
Surprise!

GGH News

Check out our redesigned Careers section on our web site

As part of our overall plan and strategy to stabilize human health resources, we worked with Guelph’s Intrigue Media to redesign of our careers section, create targeted ads and support a roll out of a social media campaign. Some of you may be familiar with Intrigue as they successfully supported us with promoting our Bariatrics Program a few years ago. 

The redesigned section looks great. A highlight is a two-and-a-half minute video featuring familiar GGH faces that was created to promote the benefits of working here as well as what lifestyle advantages the City of Guelph has to offer. Be sure to check it out.

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COVID-19 News

Latest COVID Exposure Guidance

The guidance for staff exposure to COVID-19 continues to evolve. The following situations currently apply to all hospital staff. Currently, we are experiencing a high-volume of sick calls. Should staffing challenges arise, it is our intent to work through contingency plans to ensure we are able to provide our patients with the exemplary care we have always provided.

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Other News

Staff Wellness supports and resources

The need for taking care of ourselves has never been greater. Four Health & Wellness sessions are being presented in partnership with Homewood Health (below left).

Pause, Reset, Nourish

Chronic exhaustion, burnout and compassion fatigue are being experienced heavily by healthcare staff, as the incredible work being done does not come without a significant cost to one’s psychological, physical, and emotional wellbeing.  With all the energy being expended to care for others and to keep the hospital functioning, it is vital to not forget yourself throughout it all.  The PRN Framework for Wellbeing was developed by mental health specialists at Hamilton Health Sciences and is a tool which may be of assistance (click on this link for more information).  Please see the poster below right for an alternative explanation for the “PRN” acronym which in the medical field normally means, as needed:  

Older cell phones wanted!

From Michelle Reid, Diabetes Educator
Are you upgrading your cell phone? Do you have old cell phones lying around that you are not using? Please consider donating them to the Paediatric Diabetes Clinic. These phones will allow the kids/caregivers in the clinic to use the latest technologies to monitor their blood sugars.

The phones can be used for Dexcom G6 and Freestyle libre 2 which requires the user to have a phone. When kids are newly diagnosed, even with benefits the cost to parents is large. Some families do not have benefits and pay out of pocket for continuous glucose monitors. I am hoping to help alleviate some of the financial burden for parents by collecting phones for their kids.

For a list of compatible phones, click here. Please drop off your unlocked cell phones at Switchboard from January 2-28.

Ambulatory Care staff dressed in Christmas costumes
Although the holiday season has passed, there was no way this photo of some of the great crew in Ambulatory Care would go unpublished. Thanks for putting a smile on everyone’s faces!

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