All paws on deck
Since February 2009, the staff at Westfields Hospital has gained three more pairs of helping hands — and paws.
Every month, three devoted dogs and their handlers volunteer as part of the hospital's dog therapy program, which was launched by social worker and dog-lover Suzanne Ballantyne.
"The therapy program has been a wonderful asset to Westfields," Ballantyne said. "Our handlers and dogs are exceptional. They brighten the whole mood and atmosphere of the hospital."