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Stories

Good things are happening in our hospitals every day. Lives are changed for the better. Lives are saved.

Storytelling unites us as human beings. We tell our stories to our families, friends and neighbours. Through our stories, we show people what’s important to us. We connect with the people we love.

YOUR STORIES ABOUT OSLER WILL INSPIRE OTHERS

Do you have a story to tell about the life-changing care you or your loved one received at Osler?

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Please share your story with us so that we may spread some good news. As a bonus, your story will inspire others to donate to Osler so that more and more stories will have happy endings.

COVID-19 Testing Centre: One Year Later

Kahlena Campbell, RPN A year after Osler opened one of the first COVID-19 testing centres in Ontario, the team that initially staffed the centre is looking back at those challenging early days. With limited knowled… Read More.

March 11, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Miel Alanzalon: Kidney disease doesn’t pause because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced many things to pause, but in Osler’s Renal Program, the crucial work of delivering life-saving dialysis continues. For patients living with kidney disease, this treatment is vital for surviva… Read More.

February 19, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Lyda Gabrang-Jorge: In the Emergency Department during COVID-19

Lyda Gabrang-Jorge is no stranger to the intense pressures of emergency medicine. In her 12 years as a nurse at Brampton Civic, she’s watched as demand on the Emergency Department (ED) grew along with the commun… Read More.

February 12, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Mike Waechter: Addressing connection barriers during COVID-19

Many of us have discovered a new hobby or two during the pandemic and Mike Waechter is no exception. The Recreation Therapist, who works at Osler’s Reactivation Care Centre, admits to cultivating a penchant for … Read More.

January 26, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Belinda Benoit: Inside Osler’s COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centre

As a Medical Laboratory Technician working in histology/pathology, Belinda Benoit spends most of her working hours in the laboratory at Brampton Civic Hospital, but last March she was called to support the COVID-1… Read More.

January 20, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Zoey: Mental health care when it’s needed most

With the pressures of COVID-19, the need for mental health supports is greater than ever. At the same time, access to in-person care has been reduced for the safety of patients and staff. It’s a challenge that h… Read More.

January 4, 2021

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Ashley Tarasco-Oliver: We’re tired, but we won’t give up

As a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Brampton Civic, Ashley Tarasco-Oliver is accustomed to caring for seriously ill patients. “Unfortunately, in the ICU it's always a worst case scenario—… Read More.

December 16, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Branden Da Silva: “I joined Osler at the start of COVID-19.”

Most people ease into a new job—maybe there’s an orientation and a couple of slow days. But Infection Control Practitioner, Branden Da Silva joined the Osler team in March, at the start of the pandemic.“I wa… Read More.

November 30, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories

Lindsay Hogeboom: Corporate Access and Flow

Coordinating the flow of patients in a hospital is like piecing together a puzzle. With the emergence of COVID-19, the puzzle pieces became more complex. Lindsay Hogeboom, Osler’s Manager for Corporate Access an… Read More.

September 15, 2020

Hospital Family Story, Stories