Patient Stories

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

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.”