Connecting for Comfort
The Connecting for Comfort Program provides patients and hospital staff access to all the available technology iPads provide. The primary use of these iPads includes Facetime for patients and their families. Additionally, hospital staff can use iPads for translation services, booking appointments, and communication between healthcare providers and families.
Connecting for Comfort
Connecting for Comfort is one of our 20+ comfort-based programs. In December 2020, we distributed over 70 additional iPads to Windsor Regional Hospital, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and Erie Shores HealthCare. More than ever, this undertaking was so meaningful during the pandemic and limitations on hospital visits.
The iPad donation to Windsor Regional Hospital is a direct result of the proceeds raised at The Ride to Survive event chaired by David Hunter and Robert Pula. The remainder of the proceeds went into supporting T2B's ongoing programs. We are grateful for the tremendous support of all of the participants who stepped up when we needed it the most! These iPads will be used in the Paediatrics Unit, NICU and in general throughout the hospital. Furthermore, these iPads have been a massive help with translation services.
When Stephanie and Barry Zekelman heard that the Connecting for Comfort Program needed to grow again, their foundation rose to the occasion. With their overwhelming kindness and generosity, they matched the donation.
Each palliative room at Hôtel Dieu Grace Healthcare, the T2B's Palliative Unit, The Stephanie and Barry Zekelman Wing will have a dedicated iPad per patient. All iPads will be ready to go for virtual visits and entertainment, including Netflix.
"When your loved one is in the hospital, the first instinct is to be by their side, so they don't feel isolated. This Connecting for Comfort Program gives patients face time with their loved ones even when they have to be apart. This could not be more important in their healing process. It's a pleasure to do our part in keeping loved ones connected." Stephanie Zekelman – The Stephanie and Barry Zekelman Foundation
If you would like to get involved and offer the gift of connection and donate to this program, please head over to our Ways To Give page.
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Thank You To Our Sponsors
“The iPADS are so beneficial for our Telemedicine program. Using them to facilitate patient appointments with Ouellette patients and connecting these patients to cancer center doctors at the MET site, as well as being able to send links to family members so that they can participate in these important appointments as well. I wanted to reach out to you and let you know how much we appreciate everything T2B is able to do for our community. This is just one example of how T2B is helping patients and their families.”
- Jeannie Samson RN
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to you and your team at Transition2Betterness for the extremely generous iPad donation to our Emergency Department. Just yesterday one of our ED staff members went above and beyond to facilitate a virtual visit with a critical patient and suggested that the ED should have dedicated iPads to bring together patients and families during times like these. Family-centered care is vital is providing quality patient care and virtual visits our patients and their loved ones peace of mind during a very stressful time. Thank you again! Stay safe.”
- Lynn Mitchell RN, BN
“these iPads have made connecting out hospital patients to their doctor appointments a success. These iPads allow us to use OTN (a secure encrypted network) and are the ideal bedside tool for connecting patient appointments when COVID concerns limit our ability to transfer patients between campuses or even to conference rooms. The iPads also allow us to send secure links to essential family or friends critical to the patients supportive care. Thank you.”
- April Reed RN