Windsor Regional Hospital Launches Coping With COVID: An Interactive, Live Webcast Conversation

Wednesday November 11th, 2020

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Windsor Regional Hospital is launching a new series of interactive webcasts to give those coping with COVID-19 a forum to share their stories, ask questions, and get answers from experts, in real-time.

The idea for the project began when June Muir, CEO of Windsor’s Unemployed Help Centre and one of the first individuals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region – reached out to hospital CEO David Musyj to discuss ways she could use her experience to help others coping with the virus.

As a result, Windsor Regional Hospital is launching Coping with COVID, beginning November 18th which will be a Facebook Live discussion for those diagnosed with COVID-19, survivors, long haulers, loved ones, and anyone who just wants to learn more about the virus.

Coping with COVID will stream Wednesday’s at noon on the Windsor Regional Hospital Facebook page. Windsor Regional Hospital Communications Manager, Allison Johnson will host the six-part series which will feature a new topic and guests each session.

The first three topics include:

  • The COVID Experience – November 18, 2020: It’s a frightening diagnosis. Guest June Muir will share her story and talk about the physical toll the virus has taken and Dr. Natalie Malus, Medical Director of ICU will answer some of the most common questions for patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Impact on Mental Health – November 25, 2020: The emotional impact of COVID-19 extends well beyond those who have the virus. Guests June Muir, Jonathan Foster, VP Mental Health, Windsor Regional Hospital and Ewelina Horochowik, Mental Health Educator with CMHA will address the emotional impact on patients, loved ones and the community at large.
  • COVID-19 Related Research – December 2, 2020: Part of coping with this new virus is finding new ways to treat and prevent it. Dr. Wassim Saad, Windsor Regional Hospital Chief of Staff and University of Windsor Professor Dr. Lisa Porter, WE-Spark Health Institute, will highlight the COVID-19 related research taking place in Windsor-Essex.

Questions from Facebook friends are welcome and encouraged. Individuals can ask questions on Facebook during the live webcast by posting in the comment section or in advance by emailing questions to [email protected]

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