My name is Alexander Hall and I’m a social worker in North York General Hospital’s emergency department.
Arjay Ordona, one of North York General Hospital’s geriatric emergency management nurses, has been calling geriatric patients aged 65 and older to see how they’re doing and provide them with advice during the COVID crisis.
I wanted to share the power of a positive story that reflects on the incredible people associated with North York General Hospital’s work around COVID-19 planning. I am referring to The Globe and Mail coverage that sparked a call to me from one of our Foundation Governors minutes after the story was live.
February is Heart Month, a time to join together to raise awareness of heart health in our community and beyond. This month is especially meaningful as we mark the one-year anniversary of the Graham & Audrey Rosenberg Family Cardiac Care Clinic.
I want to express how grateful I am to the staff at North York General for the wonderful care my mother received during her most recent stay in the cardiac unit.
My name is Naomi Wong and I have been a Patient and Family Advisor at North York General for two years, but my connection with the hospital began 22 years ago when I was brought into the world. My great-grandmother was among the first of my relatives to hold me. On this Family Day, I want to share with you the story of my great-grandmother’s last day with us.
While on vacation in Florida, I received a call from the Graham & Audrey Rosenberg Family Cardiac Care Clinic. A nurse told me that my mother wasn’t doing well and explained her symptoms. I knew I had to come home.
I had been falling occasionally over several years. I had no idea what was causing it. I just simply fell, and at 90 plus years old, you can imagine the risk of serious injury.
When my son Tim went away for his first year of university, his peers started to notice that he wasn’t going to class. At home, he spent most of his time in his room and wouldn’t talk to anyone. He became more and more reclusive. Something was wrong.
After a high-risk pregnancy that filled us with so much worry, we were blessed with our beautiful twins Adam and Aurora. They were born on December 12, 2018, healthy and strong — our gift for the holidays.
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