Patients with mobility issues can now exercise their arms, wrists and shoulders while in bed instead of having to be moved to the gym in the Physiotherapy Department. A new, mobile arm ergometer unit, purchased through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, is easily transported to a patient’s bedside for required cardiovascular strengthening and conditioning, increasing accessibility for these patients.
The Department of Spiritual and Religious Care welcomes spiritual leaders of all faiths to visit patients. The Spiritual Care team provides service that is sensitive to, and respectful of, the diverse expression of spirituality and religion in our culture. We serve individuals from all faiths and those with no faith tradition.
Our Multi-Faith Spiritual Centre, located on the 2nd floor, is open 24 hours per day for patient and family use. The Spiritual Centre houses resources for Multi-Faith worship and is also equipped to accommodate rituals such as Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies.
A Sacred Bundle is available upon request. Individuals can request assistance for these services from the staff Chaplains or are welcome to use the Spiritual Centre at their convenience. Signs are available for anyone needing short-term privacy.
You may request a visit by notifying your nurse or calling 684-6235.
For emergencies, please ask your nurse to page a member of the Spiritual Care team.