Patient Stories

Manny sends message of gratitude for care his wife received at GGH

Leading into the holiday season, Guelph General Hospital received an email from Manny Garcia who wished to express thanks to the GGH team that provided care to his wife Helen-Ann Learmont. When you support Guelph General Hospital with your caring donations, you provide our Hospital’s compassionate team with the tools they need to provide the…

Together, our community cared for Jean Peacock

Jean Peacock was born in Guelph in the late 50s and, after many years away, returned in 1998 to care for her mother. Jean’s travels took her to many places including ten years teaching English to members of the South Korean military. She now holds a position with Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington, helping to connect newcomers…

Ron and Wendy Asselstine

One minute Ron was out raking leaves. The next, doctors were trying to save his life.

As Ron was raking leaves one fall afternoon, he felt horrific pain shooting through his legs and called 911. At the hospital, a CT scan identified the source of the problem: blood clots had cut off his circulation, and he needed bypasses in both his legs immediately.

Together, our community cared for Ed Herold

Ed Herold is a retired professor who spent more than thirty years teaching at the University of Guelph in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. He finished work in 2005 and has enjoyed many years of adventurous travel and cruising with his wife, Yvette. On a cruise late in 2019, Ed began to feel weak and…

Jen MacLeod

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

Alan Berry

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…

Leslie with father Jack

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.”