Grateful Patient: Edith Mountjoy, Orthopaedics/RehabilitationEdie Mountjoy

Edie Mountjoy believes that no matter what medical concern brings you to the Brant Community Healthcare System, you’ll consistently receive high quality care.

She reflects that  she has had her fair share of visits to the Brantford General site.

“I’ve always been pleased with the care I received here,” she said. “And I’ve been here a lot.”

Edie is quick to compliment the medical staff at The Brantford General for their dedicated, compassionate care that she has always received, even spanning back several decades.  Most recently,
Edie had both of her knees replaced over the course of 2014, as a patient of Dr. Michael Woolfrey, Orthopaedic surgeon.

“This hospital is so blessed to have him here,” said Edie.

She explained she had been Dr. Woolfrey’s patient for some time, as they determined the best course of treatment for her situation. When it came time for her knee replacement surgeries in March and December 2014, Edie said she received respectful care from the nurses and was well accommodated for special dietary needs while she was an inpatient.

During her stay, the inpatient rehabilitation staff helped Edie regain her mobility to prepare her for the transition home.

Edie said she followed her rehabilitation schedule to the letter and recovered fully, allowing her to be back in her volunteer role in the community in no time. Follow-up visits at the BCHS Orthopaedic/Fracture Clinic were also pleasant, positive experiences.

“Everyone was so good,” said Edie.

Not only has Edie had attentive personal care, but many members of her immediate family have received exemplary care as well. She said her family has been accessing the quality care at BCHS since 1943. 

“If I was sick, this is where I’d want to be,” she said.

Even while in good health, Edie was able to witness the respectful end-of-life care her father-in-law received on a medical floor in early 2015. She said he received excellent care and it was his wish that the BCHS Foundation receive a monetary gift when he died in order to help continue funding the programs and equipment needed to support the quality of care he had received.

“I’m all for that,” said Edie, adding she believes every dollar counts when it comes to maintaining a strong community hospital and if she won the lottery, one thing she would do is purchase a piece of equipment for the hospital to say thank you for the excellent care she, and her family, have had over the years.

“I hope our community gives what they can to support patient equipment for our local healthcare system,” says Edie. “Everyone is going to need it sometime in their lives.”

The equipment supported by donor dollars isn’t all ‘nice to have’—it is critical, much-needed medical equipment required to perform daily diagnostics and care for patients.

As Edie has learned first-hand, when crisis or illness impacts you or a loved one, the Brant Community Healthcare System is here to offer you exceptional healthcare in your time of need.

Your involvement, through a donation of any size, will allow the BCHS Foundation to purchase patient equipment not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, provide essential resources to maintain the exceptional level of compassionate patient care, and invest in new and innovative technology.

To make a donation, click here or call 519-751-5510.

This holiday season, give a gift that could save a life and be a part of the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation’s 12 Days of Giving Campaign.

Photo above: Edie Mountjoy