Newsletter, May 17, 2018
Getting Back On The Bike
Two years have passed since Frederic’s accident and, today, he wants to give back to the hospital that gave him back his life. That’s why he’s dedicating his next athletic competition to raising money to support the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.
‟The staff of the Montreal General Hospital care about their patients’ health. I will never forget the nurses who took turns tending to me and the surgeons who rebuilt my jaw. These dedicated individuals work day and night to save, extend, and protect our lives.”
A Life-Changing Event
In 2010, when Claudia Di Iorio was just 16, she fell victim to a serious car crash in which she was a passenger. Despite the horrendous situation, luck was on her side since the incident happened in close proximity to the Montreal General Hospital.
“My life changed in a blink of an eye. Following the accident, every moment and every move at the hospital was decisive. I was extremely lucky to recover with no serious permanent side effects. I know that not everyone is as lucky.”
Run or Walk for Women’s Mental Health. Sign up now!
The highlight event of the summer, the PHARMAPRIX AIMEZ.VOUS Course pour les Femmes, will return this year to the Old Port of Montreal. On June 16, 2018, come walk or run with us over distances of 5 or 10 km, or sign your children up for the 1 km run just for kids. All funds raised will be used to finance the Mental Health Mission’s projects especially designed for women.
This Is Nursing
National Nursing Week was held from May 7 to 13, 2018. To highlight the varied aspects of the profession, we did a series of interviews with nurses from different areas of the Hospital. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to meet the women and men who help make the journey of our patients and their families a little easier.
“I’m a bit like a stage director. I prepare the next day to make sure that I have everything I need for the surgeries. Of course, there are unforeseen events, but we try to plan everything in advance, whether it be in terms of equipment or staff.” – Luc Binet, Assistant Head Nurse
Daily Life in the Operating Room with Luc
Caring for Patients With Oesophageal, Stomach And Lung Cancer With Mary
Life in the Intensive Care Unit with Colleen, Bita and Laurie