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Chris Bradshaw wearing a bicylcle helmet
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... 

Elder woman cycling on a motiview technology
Sep 14, 2018 | Patient Stories

Tenants from the Bruyère Village in Orléans are participating in the Road Worlds for Seniors’ Event, a world cycling championship using technology for seniors.

A oy and a girl in their 20 holding hand, both are in a wheelchair
Apr 4, 2018 | Patient Stories

Friendship can blossom in the most unlikely of circumstances. Dylan White, 22, and Danica Tofflemire, 21, have an undeniable bond that has been forged from tragedy. Both suffered terrible accidents causing brain injuries.

alan Wainwright, bald man wearing glasses sitting at a table
Mar 9, 2018 | Patient Stories

Alan is a member of the Saint-Vincent Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Committee. He also serves as a community member on the Bruyère Continuing Care board of directors.

Guy Chartrand and three Bruyère employees
Mar 5, 2018 | Patient Stories

It is an honour for me to be connecting with you for the first time as Bruyère’s new President and CEO.

Peggy Taillon, Dr David Ponka and Claude Chapdelaine posing with a portable xray device and a tablet in their hands
Mar 1, 2018 | Patient Stories

Mrs. Chapdelaine donated money for the purchase of a point of care ultrasound machine that will be used to provide musculoskeletal care to patients at the clinic.

Heinz Ende, a senior on a exercise machine
Feb 27, 2018 | Patient Stories

“I'm 86 years old and still living on my own thanks to Bruyère. In my experience, there is no better rehabilitation program in all of Ottawa," - Heinz Ende

A man named Tim Kerr with a purples shirt
Dec 31, 2017 | Patient Stories

One minute I was running on a treadmill in the ship’s gymnasium. The next thing I remember is waking up in the US Navy Hospital in San Diego.

Kirby Kranabetter sitting in a wheelchair and smilling
Dec 31, 2017 | Patient Stories

Mother Élisabeth Bruyère, worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community, and just like her, everyone who works here today knows we must care for the whole person—mind, body and spirit.

Sandra looking at Bill Whelan. They are in a warehouse
Dec 1, 2017 | Patient Stories

Sandra was rehabilitating after suffering a stroke. She was pointing. She wanted something in the room...