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.
Through the generous support of our community, The Vic Foundation recently partnered with Research Manitoba to invest $100,000 in new Manitoba clinical trials related to COVID-19.
Victoria General Hospital Foundation and Victoria Lifeline’s new program, Send a Smile to a Senior, is combating senior isolation while lending a hand to local businesses. Thanks to the generous contributions from our supporters, we will be finding creative ways to ease loneliness for seniors all year round.