Merry Christmas 2021

Throughout this challenging year, we have been grateful for our supportive community and health care partners.  

View our Christmas card video, and the stories of how the Christmas season brought our community and health care workers together to care for others. 

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Merry Christmas to all of you

From St. Joseph’s Health Care London, we share the blessings we have experienced this past year, and wish you peace, joy and good will for the year ahead. With gratitude for the support of our partners and community members, we thank you for sharing your generosity of spirit as we navigate this...
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two women standing on either side of a Christmas tree holding gifts, surrounded by gift bags

The gift of empathy

For more than a decade, a group from the Canadian Mental Health Association - Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services (CMHA) has put together gift items for each patient within Parkwood Institute’s various mental health care programs. The initiative, dubbed the Holiday Stocking Project...
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A beary heartwarming gift arrives in time for Christmas 

Jasper and Kingsley are two fuzzy friends helping to ring in the Christmas spirit at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. They arrived earlier this month as part of a generous donation of 1,300 plush teddy bears from Calendar Club through its teddy bear donation program. The bears will be distributed to...
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Stefan Nichol and staff Chaplain Jessica Baker unloading gifts from a van with an "Impact Church" sign on it

In service to others

For the second year in a row, Spiritual Care volunteer Stefan Nichol wanted to show patients at Joseph’s Mental Health Care Program that they are not forgotten. Determined to make sure patients feel special over the holidays, Stefan once again approached several organizations for monetary donations...
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A mission of kindness

As the saying goes, we are all in the same storm during this pandemic, but we aren't all in the same boat. Staff, physicians and volunteers at St. Joseph's have come together in kindness to support vulnerable people in our community this holiday season. St. Joseph’s partnered with Morrison Food...
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A Generous Gesture  

Just in time for the holiday season, an unexpected act of kindness was recently delivered to St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute. Retired nurses Rose Macneil, Kathryn McIntryre, and Carlie Dinn donated beautifully wrapped gifts to St. Joseph’s Geriatric Psychiatry Program. All three generous nurses...
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