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Speaking of Health
The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is once again pleased to present Speaking of Health.
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s the idea behind Speaking of Health, a free public lecture series presented by the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. Featuring informative lectures from some of Canada’s foremost health care experts, Speaking of Health offers people from all walks of life valuable information about their health and the best ways to take charge of it.
When you’re caring for patients from Edmonton’s inner city, it requires a different approach and a different mindset.
When someone arrives at the Royal Alexandra Hospital's Emergency Department with a broken arm, the medical team there will obviously do their best to help them. But what if someone broke their arm because of addiction or homelessness? Helping someone deal with the bigger issues that caused their broken arm will ultimately help them more than just the fracture treatment.
By engaging a different approach to these high risk patients, we have the opportunity to provide them with the services that they really need. By doing things differently, we have an opportunity to find better, long-term solutions to these very significant health issues.
Dr. Karine Meador, Assistant Director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program, speaks to the Edmonton Journal about the innovative and compassionate approach being employed by the team at the Addiction Recovery and Community Health clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
A gift to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation in your will supports healthcare for the entire community.
Community support builds great hospitals and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation receives generous donations, including bequests, from across Alberta and beyond.
Bequests and planned gifts are an inspired way to help ensure that the Royal Alexandra Hospital has the resources it needs to provide exceptional and compassionate patient care when it matters most, now and in the future.