If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KHSC staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Emergency Department

Please join Julie (Handler) & Doc (Dog) in the Emergency Department on Wednesday’s between 11:00 and 12:00. Staff are welcome to pet Doc, one at a time with sanitized hands.

For healthcare workers, spending time with animals in the course of one's work day can provide a sense of calming, it can lower stress and blood pressure and may offer a sense of happiness and hopefulness.   

For more information about St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, please visit www.sja.ca/en/community-services/therapy-dog-program

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