Patient Stories

Henry and Sandy Dog

A mother shares her experience at Guelph General Hospital

At Guelph General Hospital, caregivers are committed to providing the highest quality care and experience to patients and their families – and their pet stuffies too!

Judy writes to GGH expressing her gratitude for the exceptional care she received

We often receive letters from former patients letting us know how much they appreciated the care received while at Guelph General Hospital. These letters usually focus on the incredible team of staff at the Hospital, and the compassion and kindness with which they work. What we know is that behind this team stand our donors,…

When Gail Beerman collapsed in the street, Guelph General provided great care

On a cold February night in 2011, Gail Beerman’s husband, Earl, took his last breath. His prostate cancer had spread to his bones and bladder, and the only thing the doctors at Guelph General could do was to keep him comfortable. It was a very difficult time for Gail, but she was grateful for the…

Rhonda Indewey is grateful for early breast cancer detection

It was Rhonda’s second routine screening mammogram that revealed a lump. A biopsy confirmed breast cancer. “I was shocked” said Rhonda. “I really wasn’t expecting that news, but I was thankful when my physician said it’s in an early stage and my odds of beating it were very good.” Rhonda underwent minor surgery at Guelph…

The Brnjas family received exceptional care and applaud plan that will make it even better

Malachi Brnjas is one year old now. He’s a bright, handsome little guy who’s just learned to wave goodbye. When he was born with an infection and jaundice, he was admitted to Guelph General’s Special Care Nursery (SCN) for five days of intravenous antibiotics. The SCN is part of the Hospital’s birthing unit where newborn…

The Fitzpatricks grateful for excellent patient care close to home

Bill and Jean Fitzpatrick are long-time Guelph residents who are enjoying their retirement years. Bill had a career of 33 years at the Upper Grand District School Board. Jean, a former social services worker, keeps connected as a part-time Donor Services Representative for Canadian Blood Services. The lively couple has a penchant for cruises where…