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Patient Patricia McAlister

Surviving a Serious Stroke

“I suddenly felt like a ragdoll and started to collapse,” recalls Patricia McAlister, who was at home in Stoney Creek when a spell of weakness hit her in August 2017. Read more

Laura Smith at the SA/DVCC

A Place of Comfort and Confidentiality

“We believe you and we’re here to support you.” Read more

Staff at The General using a training dummy.

When Every Second Counts

On average, the specialized trauma team at Hamilton General Hospital is called into action to save a life more than twice a day. Read more

Patients Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden

A Stroke Brought Them Together

Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden of Hamilton were surprised to learn how much they had in common. Read more

Kristin and Nancy reviewing a chart

The Gift of Life for Others

Though losing a loved one is devastating, donating their organs and tissues can provide hope in a time of grief, and can mean the difference between life and death for a transplant recipient. Read more

Photo of Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden

Couple Falls in Love after Both Suffered a Stroke

HAMILTON, ON: Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden’s lives became intertwined in ways they could never have expected. Read more

Patient Ambassador Daniel Armstrong

Near-Death Experience Inspires Student to Support Hospital Fundraiser

HAMILTON, ON: A relatively minor incident turned into a life-threatening situation for Daniel Armstrong of Hamilton. Read more

Brandon Clark

Gunshot Survivor Rallies Community Around Hospital Fundraiser

HAMILTON, ON: Brandon Clark from Hamilton will never forget April 12, 2015. He was at a friend’s house when he heard a knock on the door. Read more

A Ceiling Lift

Customized Wheelchairs for Complex Needs

“Proper seating is very important for the patient population we serve,” says Occupational Therapist Diane Tait, who works at the Adult Wheelchair and Seating Clinic at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre. Read more

Patient Bill Wilcox

When a Stroke Strikes

Bill Wilcox of Hamilton will never forget the day in October 2017 when he suddenly dropped to the floor and was unable to get back up. Read more