Nice story and probably one of the best reasons for using online conferencing...this is a real positive...BD 

Tonight, on the eve of one of her favorite days of the year, Michelle Babineau will be lying in a Toronto imagehospital, hooked up to the myriad machines that keep her alive.  For family members, even those who live close to the hospital, virtual visits mean they can see patients outside normal visiting hours. And bad weather, office meetings and long commutes don't prevent them from checking in.

Nearly 2,000 kilometres away, in Lower Sackville, N.S., most of her family – her sisters, her favorite brother-in-law, her nieces and nephews, her aunts and uncles – will be kicking up their heels at the Babineau annual Christmas Eve party. 

Nusdorfer hopes the program will attract donations of new laptops and web cameras so that all the ICU patients can re-connect with their families. | living | ICU patients get online visits


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