We are Dr. Sherief El-Gaaly (Director of Mental Health Services at Victoria General Hospital) and Dr. Jitender Sareen (Department Head of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and Shared Health’s Provincial Specialty Lead for Mental Health and Addictions) – and today, we wish to tell you about the incredible strides Victoria General Hospital has made while facing this global pandemic and the great challenges we know are on the horizon.
Victoria General Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nicole Chammartin has been selected as its next Executive Director effective July 26, 2021.
With Mental Health Week taking place this month, it is a good reminder for all of us to think about our mental wellness. Maintaining good mental health and well-being is important at every age, and older adults are no exception. As we enter our golden years, we want to ensure they are filled with health, social connection, vitality, and meaning.
In honour of International Women’s Day, we would like to express our appreciation for Elizabeth Marr, Chair of The Vic Foundation’s Board of Directors.
In the days following the onset of the pandemic, The Vic Foundation launched a one-year program to fund TV rental costs for patients. This service provided comfort, relaxation and entertainment to those separated from their loved ones. This year, we are refocusing our efforts to improve the comfort of patients both now and in the future.