Media Advisory - Education program to change the way Bridgepoint Hospital's medical and nursing students learn how to treat chronic disease



    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - HSBC Bank Canada will be giving Bridgepoint
Hospital a landmark gift this week to develop a new education program that
will change the way medical, nursing and allied students learn about how to
care for people living with complex chronic disease and disability.
    "This generous gift from HSBC Bank Canada is an important milestone for
us," said Marian Walsh, President and CEO, Bridgepoint Health. "This gift
gives us the momentum and funds we need to change the way medical, nursing and
allied students learn how to treat people with complex chronic disease and
disability."
    The gift will contribute to the development of a new Complex Chronic
Disease Education program for University of Toronto students at Bridgepoint
Health. The innovative new education program will make a major contribution to
Bridgepoint becoming a leading center for learning about complex chronic
disease and disability management.
    "The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine believes in leading
through partnership, and that strength is embodied in this collaboration with
Bridgepoint," says Dr. Catharine Whiteside, MD PhD FRCPC Dean, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Toronto. "With funding from HSBC, we know the new
Complex Chronic Disease Education program will provide a unique, high quality
educational program for our students."

    
    WHAT:   Funding to develop a new education program at Bridgepoint Health
            for U of T medical, nursing and health professions students to
            change the way they learn how to care for patients with complex
            chronic disease and disability

    WHEN:   Thursday, May 3, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    WHERE:  Bridgepoint Hospital Auditorium
            14 St. Matthews Street (Gerrard & Broadview)
            Toronto
    





For further information:

For further information: Bernadette Seward, Manager, Communications,
Bridgepoint Health, (416) 461-8251 Ext. 2177, bseward@bridgepointhealth.ca

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