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New mental health safety standard may impact employers’ duties related to employee mental health

Recent studies have shown that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and that mental health is the number...

Responding to a Sentinel Event: Why having a policy in place is critical

People ask me – what is the most difficult part of your day to day job as a Hospital CEO?  For me, responding to...

Lots of support needs, lots of choices: what’s best to do?

Families across Canada are more and more facing a dilemma: how to ensure aging parents and other loved ones have the kind of personal...

‘Why didn’t my daughter’s therapist check with me about this counselling?”

Gone are the days when healthcare practitioners needed to recall the legal age of consent for treatment –18, 12, 9, 15?  In most Canadian...

St. Joe’s makes speech-language therapy fun for our youngest patients

Does your toddler seem tongue-tied? Don’t worry – they’re not alone. Speech and language delays are a common issue for many Canadian kids, and one...

Lightening the load of chemotherapy for teens, one backpack at a time

Until now, treatment for paediatric sarcoma (bone and/or muscle tumour) in Canada has been done in the hospital. Typically, patients check in for a...

Smiles Prescribed at PRHC’s Paediatric Outpatient Clinic

Children laughing, playing and running around are the first sounds and sights that greet you as you walk through the doors of Peterborough Regional...

Mackenzie Health Helps Pioneer New Thyroid Surgery Technique

In early 2013, Barry Goldlist 61, a dentist from Thornhill, Ontario, thought he was battling a typical winter cold or flu. After finding a...

Campbellford Memorial Hospital Physiotherapists Have a Unique Perspective on Safety

As a physiotherapist working in a hospital setting, you see the world differently from others, according to Melissa Bedford. Melissa and her colleague Tracy...

RVH’s rehab team gets man back into the game of life

Cliff Robinson played too many games of golf. Or that’s what the avid golfer thought when his shoulder began giving him grief. Very soon a...

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