Tag Archives: St. John’s Rehab Hospital

Friday, July 29: Accra

After crossing the border early yesterday morning from Lome into Aflao (a city on the Ghanaian side of the border), we quickly hired a car and sped straight for Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. We are lucky that most Ghanaian roads do … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 21: Accra

Yesterday we left Kpandai and made the 11 hour journey back to Accra.  The coach bus we were on for most of the trip was overcrowded, and I found myself sitting on the floor of the coach for part of … Continue reading

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Friday, June 24: Kumasi

Today was our last day at Komfo-Anokye teaching hospital. Yesterday, we spent the morning touring around the many wards the hospital.  I was mistaken in my last post; KATH actually holds 2000 beds, not 1000!  I spent the afternoon seeing patients … Continue reading

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A grateful farewell

Patients in St John’s Rehab express their appreciation with a box of chocolate upon the end of their therapy. In Haiti, we saw an expression of gratitude through singing. On our last day in Haiti, we treated our Rehab Centre … Continue reading

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On the final stretch

As our time in Haiti draws near to a close, many thoughts have come into our minds. It is becoming more and more difficult to summarize our thoughts and experiences here, because each new day brings new challenges, new lessons … Continue reading

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Reflections on Haiti shared with CBC Metro Morning

This morning, Karen, physiotherapist (and blogger) who returned from Haiti last week, spoke to Matt Galloway, host of CBC Metro Morning on 99.1 FM. Karen shares her thoughts and experience in Les Cayes: “[The survivors in Haiti] are really perseverant, they’ve gone through a lot of trauma and…they make … Continue reading

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A comparison of work in Haiti and at St. John’s Rehab

I am finally here in Haiti! As I reflect on my time here in Haiti so far versus my time at home in Toronto, I noticed several differences. At home, it takes me 20 minutes to get to work. Here … Continue reading

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