The Wellness Program has given me back my life!

Carole Watts


DialyTran is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing a Wellness Program to McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) patients living with end-stage kidney disease. Patients go through major lifestyle changes due to their lifelong treatment by hemodialysis, and it affects their quality of life. We strongly believe that the Wellness Program and related patient support services are an important part of the treatment plan for patients. The DialyTran Wellness Program employs two professionally qualified recreation therapists to asses, plan, implement, evaluate and document patients’ leisure abilities and to coordinate activities. The Program currently serves 260 patients and 100 caregivers across three MUHC sites, and includes:

Digital literacy

Community reintegration

Exercycle (Bike) exercise



Annual patient holiday party

Internal and external hospital support services

Pre-dialysis education days

120 volunteers per week

10 Therapeutic Recreation Specialist interns per year

70 interns from various CEGEPs and universities

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.” -Plato

Help improve the lives of MUHC patients living with end-stage kidney disease by making a donation today. For more information, please contact Miguel Burnier, Interim Director of Development at 514-934-1934 ext. 71205 or Miguel.burnierjr@muhc.mcgill.ca

For more information on DialyTran click here.

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In case you missed it: Breast cancer survivor, Brandi Lee Hicks joined Laura Casella on Global Montreal to discuss the Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre Breast Clinic's Wellness Program. The support group is available for women diagnosed with breast cancer at the hospital and is now available completely online thanks to your donations to the MUHC Foundation.🏥 Full interview📱➡️ bit.ly/37Mmiju ... See MoreSee Less

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La Fondation du CUSM est fière d’annoncer un don important et mobilisateur pour appuyer la lutte constante contre la COVID-19! La Fondation familiale Trottier fait un don généreux de 250 000 $ à Covid-19 Resource Canada. Ce don fait partie d’une contribution plus importante de 2,4 millions de dollars de la Fondation familiale Trottier pour soutenir la réponse du CUSM et du MI4 face à la COVID-19. Ce financement permettra à COVID-19 Resources Canada de renforcer son appui aux chercheurs, aux intervenants en santé publique, aux communicateurs scientifiques et aux communautés pour répondre à la pandémie. 🏥: bit.ly/3mBRUMX


In the on-going fight against COVID-19, the MUHC Foundation is proud to announce an exciting and important donation! The Trottier Family Foundation is generously donating $250,000 to Covid-19 Resource Canada. This gift is part of a larger contribution of $2.4 million from the Trottier Family Foundation in support of the MUHC and MI4’s response to COVID-19. The funding will enable COVID-19 Resources Canada to expand their work supporting researchers, public health responders, science communications and communities responding to the pandemic. 🏥: bit.ly/35AgE0T
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On this week’s Health Matters: Dr. Matthew Cheng chats about the MUHC’s role in a global WHO study into COVID-19 treatments, and how donations to the Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund made it all possible. Plus, is it safe to go to an appointment at the hospital right now? Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre President and Executive Director, Dr. Pierre Gfeller, discusses how the hospital is coping with the second COVID wave.

Also this week, we hear from a Montrealer who was ill and continuously misdiagnosed for years after being bitten by a dog, until he met MUHC researcher Dr. Momar Ndao.

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We thought we’d give this trend a try for a little Friday fun! ☺️ So many incredible memories made at the RVH Legacy Site, and it continues to give back to the community. As a team we forge ahead, changing the course of lives and medicine and pushing the limits of what’s possible to improve the lives of Montrealers, and of people across the globe! Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre

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Photographer & Pink in the City volunteer, Gaëlle Vuillaume shaved her head in support of her mother who is fighting breast cancer. She was joined by breast cancer survivor Gwenaela Larvor! They have so far collectively raised almost $5,000 for the Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program, along with Sophie Rokakis. ❤️🙌

Thank you to the volunteers, donors, and to the entire Pink in the City team for making this possible. There’s still time to support them! Donate: bit.ly/2TgXsj5
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