Olivia Frank, a student volunteer in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, writes an entry in the ICU diary of Jimmy Plevritis, a family member whose father was a patient in the unit.
Feature articlesMarch 2019

“Dear diary: The situation is still serious, but there’s hope … ”

Intensive Care, where patients’ condition is critical, is an unlikely place to keep a diary. But volunteers with the ICU Diaries Project are giving JGH patients and relatives an emotional outlet and a way of look back through smiles or tears.

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Rabbia Akhtar-Tariq, a student volunteer in Medical-Surgical Intensive Care, assists a patient’s family member into the unit.
Feature articlesMay 2018

Student volunteers embrace emotional intensity of Intensive Care

A McGill University psychology student who volunteered in the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit was introduced to a patient who ended up making a lasting impression on her.

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Martine Gagnon (left), Nursing Education Consultant in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and Pina D’Orve, Social Worker in the unit, display a pillow with the imprint of a deceased patient’s hand, as requested by the patient’s family.
Feature articlesMay 2018

A heartfelt memento for grieving families

At the request of family members, staff of the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit can create a special memento—a heart-shaped pillow bearing the painted imprint of the hand of a loved one who has passed away while in the hospital.

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Among the first patients to be moved to Pavilion K was expectant mother Chantal Piché, who was taken to the new Family Birthing Centre. Accompanying her on her brief journey were Alan Maislin (left), President of the Board of Directors of West-Central Montreal Health; Board member Alyssa Yufe (second from left); Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (third from right), President and CEO of West-Central Montreal Health; and members of the healthcare and transport teams.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Journey to Pavilion K reaches its climax

Pavilion K has become the new home of Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, the Family Birthing Centre, the operating rooms and numerous other units and services.

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