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Getting ambulances back on the road
Getting ambulances back on the road

When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading patients in a safe and timely manner is a high priority for all emergency departments so that ambulances ...

Posted: September 13, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Patient Care|0 comments

Sudbury hospital shows most improvement in emergency wait times
Sudbury hospital shows most improvement in emergency
wait times

Dr. Rob Lepage is Medical Director of HSN’s emergency department. In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait times (ED) in Ontario. Now, HSN is ...

Posted: September 12, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes
Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes

The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no established way to slow down or prevent type 1 diabetes. In an effort to find a way, ...

Posted: September 11, 2014|Diseases, Research|0 comments

Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens
Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens

Jennie Trkulja, Unit Manager for Windsor Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department, Ouellette Campus, explains trauma services to students of the P.A.R.T.Y. program. The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in ...

Posted: September 10, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

Achieving distinction in trauma services
Achieving distinction in trauma services

For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of inattention or a slippery road. For others, it might be a life threatening medical condition. The services ...


iCHIP Application a North American first for blood disorder patients
iCHIP Application a North American first for blood
disorder patients

Hemophilia patient Eagan and his mom, Carmen, demonstrate how easy the iCHIP application is to use. Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across the ...


Hospitals successfully integrate midwives
Hospitals successfully integrate midwives

Midwife Carol Cameron (left) and Elaine Goulbourne (right), Patient Care Director, Surgical and Maternal Child Services at MSH, received the award from AOM president Lisa M. Weston. The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for ...


Doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery
Doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery

Jack Campanile and Dr. Drake. A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that uses ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to destroy a tumour in ...

Posted: September 6, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Surgery|0 comments

Improving organ donation numbers
Improving organ donation numbers

William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), the Ontario agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplant. TGLN reports that Osler’s conversion ...


In the air with ORNGE
In the air with ORNGE

Working in this environment has its unique challenges. With the noise of the engines, vibration, and constant flickering light, normal assessments like using a stethoscope are impossible. Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day ...

Posted: September 4, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments