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Climate change resiliency: Preparing for ‘THE’ emergency

With a critically important and life-saving organization like healthcare, it is vital to stay up and running, especially during Mother Nature’s most extreme weather...

Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital

Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency are...

AHS Staff give High River a helping hand

Up to their shins in stinking cellar muck, a trio of speech language pathologists from Calgary couldn’t help but talk “filthy dirty” as they...

Code Orange at North Bay Regional Health Centre, Re-evaluating emergency preparedness

  When the staff from the former Northeast Mental Health Centre and North Bay General Hospital moved into their brand new, state-of-the-art facility in January...

Preparing for a Disaster The Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit...

As a member of the Canadian Red Cross Public Affairs team, I had the opportunity to visit the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit (ERU)...

Staff practice their response to emergencies and disasters

We all know that disaster can strike at any time. A raging fire in a nearby neighbourhood, a plane crash at an airport, or...

Practice makes perfect for Lakeridge Health’s code responders

An overhead page “Mock Code Grey, Diagnostic Imaging” is heard throughout Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.  Immediately clinical staff grab their department’s Code Manual to find...

Are you ready for the unexpected? Steps to help develop an...

We all know that the unexpected usually happens at the most inconvenient times. Be prepared for these situations by working with a trusted partner...

Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the Stanley Cup...

All eyes were on downtown Vancouver on the night of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. It had been 17 years since the Vancouver Canucks...

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