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Former Bruyère patient performs piano recital July 18

Jul 12, 2024 | Patient Stories

Thiago was a complex care patient at the Bruyère Saint Vincent Hospital from August 2023 to January 2024 due to a severe neurological disease that left him completely paralyzed and unable to even breathe without assistance.

Bruyère’s John and Jennifer Ruddy Geriatric Day Hospital

Bruyere’s Geriatric Day Hospital program featured in the Ottawa Citizen

Apr 22, 2024 | Patient Stories

Elizabeth Payne with the Ottawa Citizen recently visited Bruyère’s John and Jennifer Ruddy Geriatric Day Hospital.

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Happy Rehabilitation Day!

Sep 15, 2021 | Patient Stories

Today, Mayor Watson proclaimed September 15, 2021, “Rehabilitation Day”.

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Everyone transitions home

Aug 16, 2021 | Patient Stories

Rob Cairns is no stranger to navigating the healthcare system and its many levels of care. Not once, but twice he has experienced major health events that could have resulted in admission to long-term care.

Together we will move toward better lives and better futures.

Apr 19, 2021 | Patient Stories

This has been a year we never could have imagined. The world has witnessed unimaginable loss, heartwarming human kindness, daily acts of courage and perseverance, and now, a glimmer of hope.

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Marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 11, 2021 | Patient Stories

Marking the anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ready, set, go! Bruyère Village tenants place top ten in the global Road Worlds for Seniors Competition

Oct 7, 2019 | Patient Stories

The event uses Motiview, a virtual cycling platform designed to encourage exercise in care settings

An senior woman in a wheelchair beside a senior man wearing glasses

The Wainwrights

Dec 14, 2018 | Patient Stories

Very few people ever win the lottery... But the day my wife Janet and I got the call there was a spot for her at Bruyère’s Saint-Vincent Hospital, I knew we’d hit the jackpot.

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There’s never been a more important moment for Alzheimer’s research!

Dec 14, 2018 | Patient Stories

Katherine trusted her instincts, which led her right here to the team of experts at Bruyère.

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Riding Off into the Sunset

Nov 12, 2018 | Patient Stories

A story about a palliative care patient who was given an opportunity during his last days to relive his passion thanks to the teams from Bruyère’s palliative care unit and the Cycling Without Age program...