A caregiver helps a patient on an exercise bike.

Rehabilitation for the Region

“We work together with the common goal of optimizing a patient’s function and preparing them for discharge to the most appropriate setting,” explains Tricia Illman, a Registered Occupational Therapist at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre’s Adult Wheelchair and Seating Clinic.

A hand pointing at a screen showing a brain scan.

MS Support for the Entire Journey

Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) comes with a unique set of challenges for both patients and families, but they should know that they are never alone.

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Four Local Businesses Join Care4 Program

We are pleased to announce that Vineland Estates Winery, Forsythe Health Care, Joseph Tassoni Face Coverings and Healthy Planet Canada have joined our Care4 cause marketing program.

Joseph wearing a face mask

New Partnership With Joseph Tassoni

We are proud to partner with Joseph Tassoni, a Burlington-based Canadian high-end fashion brand to develop a custom Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation non-medical face covering this is available for $15.

Wendy smiles for a photo.

Continuous Cardiac Care

The shortness of breath became more frequent and her heart rate spiked without warning. In 2016, activities like climbing stairs and carrying a laundry basket grew increasingly difficult for Wendy from Haldimand County.

A patient and caregiver are inside. The patient is in a wheelchair and is using a phone to talk to a family member on the other side of the window.

A Window to Smiles

During the COVID-19 crisis, donor support enabled the purchase of eight cell phones for window visits at St. Peter’s Hospital.

A caregiver is using an ECG machine while a patient is in a bed

Working Together for Patients

Seemingly overnight, the pandemic changed the world. Hamilton Health Sciences adapted very quickly to ensure the safety of patients, physicians and staff, which led to innovative collaboration between sites.

Dr. Constantine Samaan holds a clipboard next to a computer.

Coping with Childhood Diabetes

When the COVID-19 crisis arose, Dr. Samaan realized that an expansion of the virtual platform would greatly benefit pediatric patients and families trying to manage childhood diabetes at home.

Greg, Shanon and baby Mason pose for a photo.

A New Baby, Business Line and Partnership Amidst a Pandemic

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, local businessman Greg Forsythe and his wife Shanon were expecting their first child. At the same time, Greg decided it was time to use his family’s 109-years of experience in blending to develop a new division of Forsythe Lubrication called Forsythe Health Care.

Talat is reflecting by a window

Overcoming the Stresses and Stigma of Social Anxiety

Talat from Hamilton began to feel anxious and shaky around other people. He grew increasingly stressed at school and he began to worry incessantly about what his teachers were thinking about him.