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An elderly lady smiles as she receives care from a nurse at a hospital

End-of-Life Care with Dignity

The end of life’s journey is a natural part of living, but it can be a difficult time for patients and their families. Read more

Julie smiling as she sits in a wheelchair

A New Normal

It happened so quickly. It was just another typical day for Julie at home when she accidentally lost her balance and hit her head, resulting in serious medical consequences. Read more

Patient Chris Weylie in a wheelchair in his room at the hospital

Helping Patients Smile

Chris Weylie has endured a lifetime of medical challenges, but the teams at St. Peter’s Hospital have worked to enhance his quality of life for nearly 14 years. Read more

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Staying Ahead of Early-Onset Dementia

Memory loss. Confusion. Frustration. When people think about dementia, images of seniors in their twilight years often come to mind. Dementia was traditionally the domain of people 65 years of age and older, but an increasing number of younger people are being diagnosed with the disease. Read more

Lolla Ivascu sitting in a wheelchair in a hospital hallway

A True Survivor

Lolla Ivascu of Hamilton has survived both cancer and a stroke, but she has never lost her determination to experience life to its fullest. Read more

A presentation of a large cheque by five women

Paying it Forward with an Anonymous Gift

A donation of more than $167,000, the largest made to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation in recent history, is having a significant impact across the Hospital. Read more

Courtyard outside St. Peter's Hospital

Being a “Good Neighbour”

Imagine being unable to afford a wheelchair, hygiene products or clothing. For a few patients at St. Peter’s Hospital, this is their reality. Read more

Old photo of Josie and David Lasci dressed up at an event

Extra Time to Celebrate Life

David and Josie Lasci of Stoney Creek were married for 54 wonderful years. They were like “peas in a pod” according to David, who feels grateful to have shared so many happy memories with someone so compassionate and joyful. Read more

Doctor using a computer to view the pressure mapping map of a patient in a hospital bed

The Pressure’s On at St. Peter’s Hospital

Thanks to generous donor gifts, a pressure mapping system at St. Peter’s Hospital is helping to make prolonged hospital stays more comfortable for patients. Read more

Head shot of Flo Leet

Giving Back to Her Home of 20 Years

Florence “Flo” Leet is famous at St. Peter’s Hospital. Everyone who passes her in the halls knows her name. Flo humbly credits her fame to the fact that she’s been a resident at St. Peter’s Hospital for 20 years. Read more