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Psychiatry Elves - 2018

The Psychiatry Elves are gearing into action for another year!  The Elves were started a few years ago by former McMaster psychiatry resident, Joanna Jarecki (now staff), with the goal of providing holiday gifts for psychiatric inpatients. Many inpatients do not get nearly the same kind of visits or support that other hospitalized patients get over the holidays. This is a way that our psychiatry department can do something about that!


The goal is to reach all psychiatric inpatients at St. Joe's, both at West 5th and Charlton.  If you are interested in donating, there are many ways to do so:

  • To give online: Visit Under “Gift Designation", choose “Psychiatry Elves” and completing the remaining fields.
  • To give by cheque: Please make cheques payable to St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation, and write "Psychiatry Elves" in the description or memo area.  This can be dropped off to MenikaMcKeegan (room B365, St. Joes – West 5th) or please contact Amanda Ritsma to schedule a pick up. 

The Elves will also be organising their Annual Department Rounds on Wednesday December 5th, to which all are invited.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Ritsma

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