Meet Christine Hyder - HELP Volunteer
Published Monday, April 24, 2023
The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is proud to highlight our volunteer Christine Hyder.
HELP is a delirium prevention program that aids in the improvement of cognitive and functional outcomes in patients 65 and older. The program achieves this by having trained volunteers facilitate interventions that prevent delirium, which includes orienting patients to their surroundings, facilitating activities that keep them cognitively active, encouraging fluids and keeping them mobile within the limitations of their physical condition.
Christine was selected as our featured volunteer because of her dedication and ability to improve our patients’ experience here at the Hospital. If you talk to Christine after completing her weekly shift with HELP, she always has a story about how she connected with a patient. She truly makes everyone she meets feel comfortable and has empathy for patients and their families.
Christine is friendly, kind and truly enjoys getting to know each patient. These qualities were evident from her first shift with HELP. She possesses all the qualities of an outstanding volunteer. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our patients Christine!