The Department of Oncology's Wellness & Resiliency Task Force is committed to promoting a wide variety of Wellness activities and resources that reflect the interests of the Department.
The Wellness & Resiliency Task Force works in conjunction with London Health Science Centre's "Where Wellness Work"' Program to support and promote wellness activities for its physicians.
Year Round Activities
LRCP Stretching Session | Tuesday's & Thursday's at 9:45 am at the Collaboration Corner (A3 whiteboard)
The LHSC fitness program staff will lead you through a full body stretch break right in your own department. Join us for a relaxing stretch break that will leave you feeling refreshed and stress free.
Wellness Walks | Tuesday's, Thursday's & Friday's from 12:15pm - 12:45pm - Meet at the Zone E elevators, 1st floor
Joing the "Where Wellness Works Walking" program for 30 minnutes of walking. Take some time outdoors (weather permitting) to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us and get some exercise at the same time. We have customized our popular walking program to suite all levels of fitness. We are pleased to announce our "Easy Pace" walk which is ideal for beginners, and our "Fitness Pace" walk desinged to challenge the experienced walker.
15 Minute Chair Massages
On Wednesday February 26th, 2020, LRCP physicians were invited to attend a free chair massage event hosted by the Wellness and Resiliency Task Force and the Westervelt Massage Therapy Students. The students received training hours towards their certification and the attendees received 15mins of stress relief. The event was well received by both the staff and the students. Special thank you to Westervelt College for donating their event fee.
New Initiative: Recording of patient notes at Tumor Boards
Effective March 2020, as part of a wellness initiative, patient note taking by physicians at Tumor Board meetings will cease and notes will be taken by trained scribes and inputted into the Cerner system.
Virtual Wellness Physicians Luncheons
On May 26th and June 3rd, 2020; Drs. Glenn Bauman and Maria MacDonald, LRCP's Wellness Lead, hosted an hour long virtual wellness physicians luncheon. A lunch was delivered to the physicians and they could eat and chat with their colleagues safely from their offices.
LHSC Offers Virtual Wellness classes
LHSC has been offering free on-line fitness classes through Instagram. All that is required is an Instagram account and an LHSC email address.
These classes have proven to be so successful that after the pandemic is over, LHSC will continue to offer this service. The classes are either taped or live so you can access when you have free time.
The instructions can be found here:https://intra.lhsc.on.ca/where-wellness-works