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Patients
Rekha Sharma
On the afternoon of March 29, 2020, Rekha Sharma took to walking on her deck in the backyard as she did each day. It had drizzled that...
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Events
Virtual Oakville Half Marathon Raising Funds for OTMH
This year, the annual Oakville Half Marathon is going virtual and giving back to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), and no one...
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Patients
Dr. Manoj Sayal
It was a busy night at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH).   My colleagues and I had already spent several hours in the...
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Staff
Why I’m Running to Support Women
For Cheryl Hoare, participating in the virtual Run for Women, brought to you by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart program, was a no...
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Patients
Conquering COVID-19
Farhat was one of our COVID-19 patients whose stay included a month in our ICU. While in hospital, this mom missed many celebrations and...
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Staff
Announcing New Members to OHF’s Board of Directors
The Oakville Hospital Foundation (OHF) announces the appointment of five new members to the Board of Directors — Stephanie Nourse...
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Dr. Richard Casey
Focusing on Men's Health & the Role of a UrologistDr. Richard Casey, a urologist at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and...
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Patients
Jason Laughlin
It’s Okay to be Afraid Jason Laughlin knows first-hand what it’s like to be a patient at Oakville...
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Staff
Amanda Charlebois
Supporting our Mental Health during the pandemicNavigating what a new normal looks like during a pandemic can be challenging. Amanda...
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Staff
Jaime Neefs
Supporting Children's Mental Health During COVID-19 Whether it’s helping children cope during a procedure, preparing them for...
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Staff
Dr. David McConachie
While these can feel like uncertain times, one important thing hasn’t changed: Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) is here...
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Staff
Dr. Aaron Lo
Every day I come to work at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH). I see patients in urgent need of life-saving care and treatment....
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Patients
From Discovery to Recovery: Cancer Care in Our Backyard
"I can’t begin to imagine the anxiety my patients must feel before they come to see me," says Dr. Nicole Callan, General...
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Staff
Dr. Mahmood Showail
Every morning we open our eyes and see everything around us without giving it much thought. We barely notice the sun streaming through...
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The Importance of Self Care in Healthcare
July 24th, 2019 marks International Self Care Day, a day to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of self care. Oakville...
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Staff
Dr. Jillian Feberwee
As doctors at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), there are certain tools we turn to time and time again for fast and accurate...
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Staff
Let's Talk About Canada's New Food Guide
Gone are the days where serving sizes and food groups are of highest importance on Canada’s Food Guide. Launched on January 22...
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Dr. Jennifer Walsh
There’s an area of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) that patients never see.   It’s not a glamorous area...
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Patients
Maria Marchese
I sit in the waiting room trying so hard not to be scared. I try to convince myself that my husband, Nicola, is fine. The indigestion...
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Staff
Dr. Ian Choy
The fear began the minute Sarah woke up after receiving a colonoscopy. She saw the grim faces of her husband and the gastroenterologist,...
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Dr. Heather Brien
It’s going to be a great day.   That’s what Marco thought when he left his house to play a game of shinny with his...
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Patients
Dan O’Connell
"I was working at a construction site in north Burlington last summer when I felt unwell. Having worked in the construction business...
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Programs
Minimally Invasive Surgery at OTMH is Evolving
A remarkable surgery, the first of its kind in Oakville, was recently performed at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) in April. ...
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Programs
Leave a Legacy - Your Future
Sharon realized life was beginning to change quickly. Her kids were almost on their own; she was caring for a chronically sick family...
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Staff
Dr. Santina Andrighetti
At OTMH, our maternal child unit goes above and beyond in delivering compassionate, personalized care for mothers and newborns. This...
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Staff
Dr. Carolyn Best
With only a handful of urogynecologists in the province, Dr. Carolyn Best's services are in high demand. At OTMH, she offers...
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Donors
Frank Lochan
After many years of philanthropic and volunteer support to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Frank Lochan pledged an additional $1...
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Donors
Gerry and Paula Coleman
In recognition of Gerry and Paula Coleman extraordinary gift of $1.2 million, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the new hospital will be...
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Donors
Gujarati Community
The Gujarati community of Oakville have generously pledged $508,000 to help fund the equipment needs of OTMH.   The donation is...
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Donors
The Budd Family
The Budd Family – Bonnie with sons Darryl, Chris and Terry – donated $250,000 to OTMH, a gift that helped purchase much...
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Donors
Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors
After 25 years, the OTMH Candlelight Ball continues to be one of the biggest fundraising events in Oakville –raising more than $7...
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Donors
June Cockwell
My husband Ian and I grew up in South Africa. Although we have been blessed to live in Canada for most of our adult lives, it is...
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Patients
Todd Sullivan
I woke up one morning gasping for air. It felt like someone was holding my head underwater. I tried not to panic but I knew I had to get...
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Patients
Kristen Balendra
When I look at my daughters, I’m so thankful there are kind-hearted people like you in our community. You see, with your generosity...
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Staff
Dr. Michael Heffernan
No one ever wants to be a hospital patient. But if you ever become a patient, I believe you are lucky to have the Oakville Hospital here...
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Donors
Dr. Mangesh Inamdar
You helped me save someone’s life.   It’s true. A young boy was rushed into our Emergency Department gasping for air...
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Patients
Gillian Grossman
It is an illness with a voice that tells you not to get help. And for a long time, Gillian Grossman was reluctant to get better.   ...
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Staff
Mary McPherson
The Oakville Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary McPherson as Chief Executive Officer...
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Patients
Jim Baine
There was no warning.   I felt fine when I pulled into Oakville Hospital. I was there to pick up my wife who was being discharged...
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Staff
Dr. Hanif Jamal
The other day one of my patients was on her way back from dialysis when she had acute shortness of breath. Her life was in danger and I...
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Staff
Dr. Robert Yu
When I tell people that I’m the Chief of Radiology at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), they often take the time to...
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Staff
Dr. Aaron Lo
 “I kept thinking my husband is very strong. He’ll come through this. He will not die.” ~ Joan Hardman  ...
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Patients
Cari MacLean
Cari MacLean will always be grateful to the staff of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for giving her another chance.   The...
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Staff
Dr. Lorne Martin
You have so much to be proud of.   That’s my first thought when I think back on everything you helped us accomplish at...
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Patients
Jason Laughlin
I lay in my ICU bed at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), looking into the terrified eyes of my wife. I desperately wanted to...
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Patients
Lisa Omeri
I wake up in the ICU at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) with no idea where I am. The concern in the eyes of my loved...
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Patients
Diabetes Care and Education at OTMH
Did you know eleven million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes? There is a good chance that diabetes affects you or...
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Staff
5 Nutritions Tips for a Healthier Heart
Author: Samantha Thiessen, MHSc, RD, Halton Healthcare Cardiac Rehab Clinical Dietitian 1. Eat Your Veggies: We have long known that...
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Events
13th Annual Birmingham Bed Race
Every April in Oakville, BMO, CIBC, National Bank, RBC, Scotiabank, and TD, ask their customers to join them as they raise funds for OTMH...
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Volunteers
Pravin Sharma
One of OTMH’s most passionate and hard-working volunteers has been recognized with a prestigious national award for her volunteer...
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