Patient Stories

  • Together, our community cared for Jen MacLeod

    When she turned 50 in 2019, Jen knew she was due for a mammogram but put it off until she had time during the winter school break. Just after the New Year, she finally went to GGH’s Diagnostic Imaging Department for her first scan. Driving home from the Hospital, Jen got a call asking her to come back

  • Together, our community cared for Alan Berry

    At the beginning of April 2021, Alan Berry tested positive for the U.K. COVID-19 variant. He was 49 years old and had no pre-existing health conditions, so he decided to just muscle it out at home. But his symptoms kept getting worse.

  • Together, our community cared for Carolyn Heffernan

    Carolyn Heffernan is a nurse, through and through. She graduated from St. Mary’s in Kitchener in 1969 and, from that day on, pursued her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital and then Guelph General Hospital, through many different and exciting roles. She retired in 2011 but kept her hand in with casual nursing shifts until 2017.…

  • Together, our community cared for Angie Hunt

    Angie Hunt has been a very active parishioner at her church since 2004 — a strong supporter and member of its Stewardship and Fundraising Committees. Pre-pandemic, when a lot of construction work was being completed at the church, Angie was on-site visiting the office in a construction trailer.  She was looking forward to a pilgrimage…

  • Together, our community cared for Axel, Oscar and their parents Ariana and Mike Christie

    Oscar and Axel are fraternal twins, growing fast and keeping their parents very busy.  And even though they are busy, parents Ariana and Mike Christie are breathing easier now that the boys are home. The twins were born premature at 34 weeks and stayed in the Hospital’s Special Care Nursery (SCN) for the whole first…

  • Together, our community cared for Susan Jackson

    Susan Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 in the first week of April. The diagnosis was more concerning than usual because Susan lives alone and has emphysema, a condition that compromises her lungs. After several days trying to manage the symptoms at home, Susan realized that she needed help and called an ambulance to take her…

  • A daughter shares thanks for the care her father received at GGH

    Early in the New Year, we received this letter from Leslie Austin, sharing her gratitude for the care her father received over the holidays. As a supporter of the Hospital, we hope you read this letter with pride, knowing that you play an important role in supporting Guelph General’s exceptional team. By giving our caregivers…

  • Finamores grateful for excellent care

    In Rob’s words, “We are blessed to have such knowledgeable and caring staff who know how to look after someone with serious health issues, and we are lucky to have a hospital like GGH right here in our community.”

  • Heart attack survivor applauds the pros at Guelph General’s Emergency Department

    Dan Pestill didn’t think there was anything wrong — just some heartburn that wouldn’t go away. But his wife thought differently, so she called their family doctor. The doctor told her to get him to Emergency — now!

  • Nichola Martin and Art Kilgour appreciate the care and support they received

    It’s one thing to break an arm; it’s another to break both arms, but it is quite another to do so in the middle of a pandemic! On the afternoon of June 20th this year, Guelph paramedics responded to a call for help at a local residence. Nichola Martin, had fallen off her backyard deck…