Archive for October, 2007

The Scarborough Hospital launches Mental Health Community Crisis Response Team
The Scarborough Hospital launches Mental Health
Community Crisis Response Team

In partnership with the Toronto Police Services (TPS), The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) Mental Health Services Program implements a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT). MCIT is a trained police-mental health team that provides intensive, rapid response and is highly focused on ...

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Substance use and pregnancy: Fact or fiction?
Substance use and pregnancy: Fact or fiction?

Is it ever safe to drink alcohol when breastfeeding? What are the risks to my baby if I smoke marijuana while carrying or breastfeeding? Is it safe for me to be on prescription medication while I’m pregnant? Expectant mothers always have ...

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The Alexander Pavilion – A new home
The Alexander Pavilion – A new home

Construction of a new home - the Alexander Pavilion - for people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other dementias is underway at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton. In approximately 18 months, current and future patients of the hospital’s Behavioural Health ...

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Promoting Patient Safety
Promoting Patient Safety

Involving patients and families is a critical piece in the pursuit of a safer health-care system. Patients and families play vital roles in identifying opportunities for improvement through informing the health-care system about their personal interactions with the system and ...

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Transforming lives with cutting edge mental health and addiction treatment
Transforming lives with cutting edge mental health and
addiction treatment

Dr. Paul Garfinkel is feeling good. As the President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), he’s been looking forward to the day that he can see, in real bricks and mortar, the start of a ...

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Staying connected
Staying connected

Robyn is more than a number; she is more than the measure of her weight and temperature, BMI and potassium levels. At 20 years of age, Robyn has been battling her eating disorder nearly half her life. After three months ...

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Easy street: The road to recovery
Easy street: The road to recovery

At age 42, Carole Laurin was in perfect health - or so she thought. She ate well, exercised, didn’t smoke, visited her family doctor for annual check-ups and pretty much did everything by the book. But one evening the elementary teacher ...

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Intergenerational volunteering works wonders
Intergenerational volunteering works wonders

Recreation staff at Winnipeg's Misericordia Place, a 100-bed personal care home, were looking for a new way to invigorate their elderly charges. Sid Williamson, a local elementary school teacher, was searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity for her combined grade ...

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A joint effort for timely care
A joint effort for timely care

Innovation, partnership, and patient-focused care are the cornerstones of the Total Joint Assessment Centre’s (TJAC) success in reducing wait-times for knee and hip replacement surgery. Located at North York General Hospital’s Branson site, the TJAC is a joint effort between Markham ...

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