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St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation

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St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, provides vital funding to enable the best possible patient care at St. Peter’s Hospital. The Foundation inspires and motivates gifts that fund medical equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, essential redevelopment of clinical care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

St. Peter’s Hospital provides specialized care for seniors and those living with chronic illness. It is home to chronic care programs including medically complex care, behavioural health such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, and restorative care. St. Peter’s Hospital operates Canada’s largest adult inpatient palliative care program, while the GERAS Centre, located within the Juravinski Research Centre for Studies in Aging, focuses on research to enhance the quality of life for seniors.

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I wanted to take the time to share some updates with you. Never before has the issue of health and health care been so front and centre as with the current COVID-19 situation. The entire health care system is working hard to keep our communities healthy and safe. The dedicated teams at Hamilton Health Sciences are on the front lines of this crisis – and we are thankful for all of their tireless efforts. Now more than ever, It’s Vital to Care.
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Imagine Canada Reaccreditation

Imagine Canada applauded Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation for completing the reaccreditation process under its national Standards Program.

Fast Facts – St. Peter’s

• Home to the largest adult inpatient Palliative Care program in Canada

• Home to the Centre for Healthy Aging, which provides specialized outpatient programs to enhance seniors’ ability to remain in the community

• The GERAS Centre, housed in the Juravinski Research Centre for Studies in Aging, is focused on research to enhance the quality of life for seniors

• Pioneered the use of Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) for patients with dementia (now in use across Canada in more than 700 facilities)

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