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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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Two senior patients dance at a gym.

Dancing to Better Health

Researchers at St. Peter’s Hospital are aiming to improve seniors’ physical and mental health through an innovative dance program.
Luke Fillion embracing his mother who is in a wheelchair

Fillion’s Footsteps for Palliative Care

On Friday, May 10, Luke Fillion will walk from Hamilton to the base of the CN Tower in Toronto in memory of his mother Janis for his sixth-annual Fillion’s Footsteps for Palliative Care in support of St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation.
Bob Bristo poses for a photo at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Learning to Walk Again

“My back pain was excruciating,” recalls Bob Bristo of Georgetown. “Then I began to experience weakness and paralysis in my legs. It kept getting worse until I could barely wiggle my toes.”
Lisa with her daughter Aspen holding a “3” balloon on the beach.

A Cancer Patient’s High-Risk Pregnancy

“The headaches kept getting worse,” recalls Lisa Allain of Welland. “Then I started to feel nauseous and I was having trouble finding words. I realized that something was seriously wrong after I had a seizure.”

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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