Caring Connections with West Park volunteers
West Park's Recreation Therapy and Volunteer Services departments are pleased to introduce the Caring Connections project - aimed to promote community engagement with our volunteers during COVID-19.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have been unable to work at West Park and were looking for ways to stay connected to patients and staff. Now they can!
You can view all of the videos on YouTube.
TELUS helps West Park patients stay connected
TELUS, with West Park’s Information Technology, Patient Experience and Recreation Therapy departments, is providing mobile devices to patients so they can connect with family and friends. Learn more.
Dropping off essential items for patients
Essential items can only be dropped off Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Only essential items such as electronic devise and minimal clothing or shoes will be accepted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the unit Care Coordinator prior to dropping off items. To see the list of acceptable items and the contact list for care co-ordinators, visit here.
Send West Park Patients Well Wishes
In order to keep our patients and staff safe, West Park Healthcare Centre, has temporarily restricted visits to patients as of Thursday March 18. We know this is a challenge for our community and we want to keep patients spirits up and spread kindness.
We’ve created West Park Well Wishes and we are inviting you to leave a general well wish that we will display.
Simply e-mail email@example.com your general well wishes (it could be a nice quote or a note to bring smiles) and we’ll post them on our social media accounts and on West Park TV and share them directly with patients. For privacy reasons we ask you don’t include patient information.
You can view the well wishes on Instagram and Facebook @WestParkHealthcareCentre
Staying Connected using Technology
Staying connected with family and friends while respecting social distancing requirements can be a challenge during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Our Patient Experience, Recreation Therapy and Information Technology departments recognize this, and collaborated to create this guide to Staying Connected (Click here or on image for large-view PDF)
Not everyone is familiar with the technology that enables us to connect virtually. This guide gives a thorough summary of what's available to you.
We've even included free virtual events and resources that will help combat the isolation and anxiety you may feel.
If you are a West Park patient, talk to a recreation therapist about getting connected. Recreation Therapy can even loan out devices on a case-by-case basis.