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$100 million partnership in brain health and aging innovation
$100 million partnership in brain health and
aging innovation

Baycrest Health Sciences will lead a new Canadian venture aimed at optimizing the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults—across the country and around the globe. The Government of Canada 2015 Budget announcement included a federal investment of $42 million over ...


Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer pain management
Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer
pain management

Leanne Patel, clinical pharmacist and Dr. Anthony Crocco, pediatric emergency physician have led a patient safety initiative at McMaster Children’s Hospital that has eliminated the use of codeine, which can be harmful for some children, in pediatric care at ...


Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia
Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting their thoughts together.  They tend to have trouble remembering past events clearly and may find themselves ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird

Carol Aird. Carol Aird RN – Peterborough Regional Health Centre Carol graduated from the McMaster School of Nursing in 1977. Her first job was outpost nursing, providing primary healthcare to isolated communities in northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. In 1980, ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Shelley Wettlaufer
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee
Shelley Wettlaufer

Shelley Wettlaufer. Shelley Wettlaufer - Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre I would like to nominate my nurse, and my colleague Shelley Wettlaufer whom I known for the last few months only. It is with great pleasure to nominate Shelley as ...


Hospital News salutes  Nursing Hero Nominee Yvonne Ramlall
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Yvonne Ramlall

Yvonne Ramlall. Yvonne Ramlall, RPN, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Whether in real life or not, a hero is someone people look up to for courage and inspiration. And yet, the fast-changing landscape of the Canadian healthcare dictates that our system needs ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee Patty Henderson
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee
Patty Henderson

Patty Henderson Patty Henderson, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Markham Stouffville Hospital The world has changed very much since the days when Florence Nightingale was a leader – but some nurses who accepted the challenge to follow in her footsteps ...


Hospital News celebrates Nursing Heroes
Hospital News celebrates Nursing Heroes

In honour of National Nursing Week, Hospital News will be posting nominations from our 2015 Nursing Hero Contest to celebrate the accomplishments of nurses. Kathy Zajac is a nurse at Peterborough Regional Health Centre who was nominated as a nursing ...

Posted: May 13, 2015|Featured|0 comments

Providing equitable palliative care to diverse communities
Providing equitable palliative care to
diverse communities

Dr. Naheed Dosani is part of William Osler Health System’s palliative care team, which provides individualized end-of-life care to a growing and diverse population. Conversations about end-of-life care for a loved one are never easy to have, regardless of how ...

Posted: May 12, 2015|Palliative Care, Patient Care|0 comments

Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with promising results
Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with
promising results

Imagine the frustration of not being able to put your car key in the ignition.  Or not being able to hold your dog’s leash to go for a walk.  Most of us take these abilities for granted.  For people with ...