Shabana Dhanji, Charge Nurse - Fortune Fridays Winner

Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery winner profile: Shabana Dhanji

Congratulations to Shabana Dhanji for being our latest Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery winner!

Our 50/50 lottery is a great opportunity for staff to participate in something fun and give back to North York General Hospital (NYGH). It’s also an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the dedicated staff that make our hospital such an amazing place. We spoke with Shabana to learn more about her role at NYGH.

Q: Aside from winning, what do you like about the staff lottery?

A: Aside from winning, what I really like about the staff lottery is that it brings everyone together as a community. It’s quite exciting to see who wins. I was super thrilled when I heard I was the lucky winner of the last draw. What has been even more exciting is receiving congratulatory messages from my colleagues.

Q: What’s your role at NYGH?

A: I’m currently a charge registered nurse in the chemo clinic. My role involves ensuring the safety of patients and staff, preparing the nursing assignments and daily requirements, and managing telephone calls from patients and their families regarding symptom-related concerns. I’m a resource for my colleagues. It’s incredible that I work with a robust team that can support me in doing the best for my patients.

Q: Why did you choose to work at NYGH? 

A: My journey with NYGH started approximately 27 years ago when my mom was diagnosed with an aggressive colon cancer. Everyday, I was privileged to observe a dynamic team taking care of my mom. Whether it was a personal support worker, registered nurse, physician or dietary aide who was providing care, they all exhibited NYGH’s core values of respect, integrity, excellence and compassion. Working at NYGH allows me to honour my mom everyday by providing exceptional care to my patients and their families.

Q: Describe a time when you felt that you really made a difference in a patient’s life.

A: I hope to make a difference everyday! On World Cancer Day, I made a vow to provide comfort, show compassion and provide excellent care to my patients and their families without a prescription.

Our next Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery is on Friday, June 19th. The jackpot stands at $3,532 and counting. Do you want to be the next big winner, like Shabana?

Sign up today for your chance to win!