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Partnering for patients to make transitions
Partnering for patients to make transitions

Part of the design team working towards seamlessly transitioning patients from hospital to home. A patient’s transition from hospital to home is a critical time in their health care journey. While hospitals and community care services are there to help, ...

Posted: October 21, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

Toronto researchers develop world’s first app to help treat alcohol withdrawal
Toronto researchers develop world’s first app to help
treat alcohol withdrawal

Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag, worked with a team of researchers from U of T to create an app that will help clinicians more efficiently measure and treat alcohol withdrawal. Conditions related to the consumption of alcohol, such as alcohol withdrawal, are ...


The Take Home Naloxone program saves lives
The Take Home Naloxone program saves lives

Royal Inland Hospital physician, Dr. Ian Mitchell, and nurse, Kirstin McLaughlin, show the Take Home Naloxone kits being distributed at the hospital’s ER. British Columbia’s pilot Take Home Naloxone (THN) program has reversed 125 opioid drug overdoses since the program ...


Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November
Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens
in November

Dignity after decades – a new era begins London’s long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November St. Joseph’s new Mental Health Care Building, located on the grounds of what will soon be known as the Parkwood Institute, has ...


Developing mental health services for children and teens a priority
Developing mental health services for children and teens
a priority

Tyler* Tyler lived in a dream world. It was a place filled with terror, suspicion, paranoia and voices. The voices told him of the conspiracy only he was to know about and his super powers protected him from danger. He had the ...


On the front lines of the fight against Ebola
On the front lines of the fight against Ebola

Windsor, Ontario, physician Dr. Tim Jagatic has spent recent months on the front lines of the Ebola crisis. Windsor, Ontario, physician Dr. Tim Jagatic has spent recent months on the front lines of a major international medical crisis, one that ...


Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare
Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare

An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will receive treatment. An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will ...


Contingency planning for emergency service disruption
Contingency planning for emergency service disruption

Physician shortages and uncovered emergency physician shifts have been a challenge for small rural hospitals like North Hastings Hospital. Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across ...


Transforming patient care in the midst of a crisis
Transforming patient care in the midst of a crisis

Dr. Ian Preyra, Chief of Emergency Medicine in the ED after the flood. In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, the most significant change ...


New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety
New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

St. Joe’s has implemented a new bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, where instead of having sick patients that are in the hospital go to Diagnostic Imaging, the equipment comes to the patient. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at ...


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