“I got involved with St. Michael’s because five years ago I was treated in the Emergency for a very bad fall,” says Jane Humphreys, co-chair of the Women’s Health Committee.
I like the fact that it is an inner city hospital and treats a wide and diverse group of people – that’s important to me.
– Jane Humphreys
“I was so unbelievably impressed by the care I received that night and all subsequent visits. Dr. Waddell was my doctor. I loved his holistic approach – he didn’t just see me and say goodbye. He arranged a bone density test and got me to see a physiotherapist. Now I know that’s not just him; it’s the way everyone is here.
I was so impressed that when my mother, who lives in Burlington, needed a procedure I brought her to St. Michael’s. Everyone is beyond kind.”
One thing that people should know more, she says, is the ground-breaking work in research and care going on here: “You have this image of St. Michael’s as an older, inner city hospital and you don’t associate it with innovation. But I’m constantly amazed.”
What’s also significant is the Hospital’s outreach: “I like the fact that it is an inner city hospital and treats a wide and diverse group of people – that’s important to me.”
As for volunteering, Jane says, “It’s the people who keep me coming back. When you’re a volunteer you have to believe in the cause and enjoy the people you’re working with. Here it’s a pleasure.”