Mission: Nutrition set to launch next week!
This is a quick reminder that starting next week, for the rest of May, you will be able to purchase healthy, nutritious meals in the Bistro Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday for only $5! The schedule will change in June to Monday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday and the meals will be first come, first served. This is brought to you by GGH Health & Wellness and a very generous donor who wanted to support GGH staff for the amazing work they do!
May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Be sure to visit the display just inside the Bistro next week created for Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to access to great information, there are prizes to be won donated by fantastic Guelph businesses who want to support healthcare workers! If you complete and submit the word search, you will be entered in a draw to win a “skin health” basket donated by NOW Health Group Canada / Puresource Natural Products.
You can also test your knowledge by completing a small quiz (based on the display) to be entered into a draw for a skin treatment from our wonderful neighbours, Afya spa! They are donating a 360 skin analysis, which measures sun damage on your face, plus a single IPL skin treatment (also for your face) worth approximately $350! Click here to learn more information about this procedure to determine if it is right for you. Please note that the draws for both of these prizes will be done on May 31 so don’t delay!
May 2022 Life Lines – Children’s Mental Health: Technology and Cyberbullying
Today, digital technologies are everywhere. Technology has created some beautiful things, like communications assistive technology for children who don’t use speech as their primary communication method. At the same time, there are also some problematic aspects to navigate, like cyberbullying. This article will explore where children are currently sitting with the effects of digital technology predominantly within four groups: babies and toddlers, school-age children, teens, and young adults. The entire article can be found here.
“Every cent really counts and it all adds up to us exceeding our goals”
It is a sign of gratitude … literally.
Recently, members from the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, hospital officials and some donors gathered outside GGH to unveil a new billboard on display along Delhi Street.
The billboard is a response to the Together, We Care Campaign which saw nearly 10,000 individuals contribute to raising a total of $37,496,057.
As a way to thank the community, the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital created the billboard with the names of all donors who have contributed. Looking like a solid heart, but the heart is made out of thousands of names of donors.
“I thought it was really clever because together, tens of thousands of people have stepped up to generously support our We Care campaign,” said Julie Byczynski, CEO of the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital (photo left).
“This is really our outward sign of showing how together, this community has really stepped up in supporting its hospital and we are inviting people today to come out and see this.”
Melissa Skinner (photo right) VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive said the proceeds from the campaign will be used to replace aging equipment, expand and modernize a special care nursery and expand the emergency department to include dedicated spaces for mental health and addictions care.
“Everybody, every penny, every cent really counts and it all adds up to use exceeding our goals,” said Skinner.
Jean Morris and Frank Maguire (photo) are two campaign donors who also attended the event. Morris said she and her husband, Peter Morris, have been donating for over 30 years. “Everybody uses it and everybody counts on it,” said Morris about their reason for donating. “All hospitals need money, why not donate?”
Maguire is also a long term donor of six years. He hopes the donation made by him and his wife, Jane Maguire, may inspire others to do the same. “The number of aging population that’s gonna be requiring this type of facility has grown in leaps and bounds,” said Maguire.
An electronic version is also available on www.togetherwecare.ca/campaign-donors.