Social Worker at University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
Since the summer of 1988 Marianne has been the neurosurgical social worker in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. She is also a volunteer for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada sitting on the Board of Directors, a member of the Professional Advisory Group, Chair of the Advocacy Committee and on the Research Committee
When it comes to fighting brain tumours, having a strong and supportive team is the greatest weapon. I've been a social worker on the neurosurgery floor of a hospital for over 26 years. As one of the first people to have contact with a newly diagnosed brain tumour patient, I can attest that a strong network, a resilient team, is one of the greatest assets a patient, and their families, can equip themselves with as they begin this new chapter of their lives.
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