“People ask me, ‘What was the Canadian health system like?’, but I didn’t meet the system, I met people, who took very good care of me, who treated me as a person not an injury, and who were my teammates on the journey back to fitness”
“It happened on July 11, 2015. I was mountain biking on Mount Seymour with five friends when I came off a drop, got out of shape on the landing and hit a tree.”
Poinsettias for Patients is a joint effort between Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, the Deep Cove Lions Club and GardenWorks.
The equipment needed to heal premature or ailing babies takes many forms, but perhaps the most unique is LGH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s new Kangaroo chair.
Ed Kry can’t imagine his life without the comforting presence of Lions Gate Hospital. Born and raised on the North Shore, Kry remembers more than one occasion where he was “patched up” at the hospital, not to mention a lengthy stay when he was in his mid teens after being diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. “Too many pepperoni pizzas perhaps,” he chuckles.
For Brian Martin, Barb Geddes and their respective families, donating a piece of equipment meant more to them than simply donating money.
Tania Batten, a long-time North Vancouver resident, is no stranger to Lions Gate Hospital (LGH). In fact, she’s experienced LGH as a volunteer in the emergency department (ED), as a patient and as a family member (her husband and dad were both treated at LGH). And, as fate would have it, she recently paid a visit to the ED once again, only this time as a patient.
From the day he and his wife moved to the North Shore from their native Iran some 34 years ago, Soroosh Kasravi has been a staunch supporter of Lions Gate Hospital.
While Lions Gate Hospital is very much a community hospital, it often touches the lives of people beyond the North Shore. Bruce Ambrose was one of those people.