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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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