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Robotic surgery: Is it safe?
Robotic surgery: Is it safe?

If you surf the internet or watch late night television, you are no doubt aware of the close scrutiny robotic surgery is under. Medical experts from reputable institutions have come forward decrying the lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness and ...


Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale
Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale

OB nurse Jessica Kershaw, and she's reviewing the OTAS tool. OR the group who designed the OTAS London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has developed a new tool to improve patient care by better managing the triage process for expectant mothers ...


Canadian first: Robotic single-site gallbladder removal
Canadian first: Robotic single-site gallbladder removal

From left, Dr. Christopher Schlachta, medical director, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR), displays the da Vinci single-site technology to Melanie Sabino, the first patient in Canada to receive a single-site cholecystectomy. A da Vinci single-site cholecystectomy, or gallbladder ...


Improving the experience for kids at cancer centre
Improving the experience for kids at cancer centre

Carter Robbins, a patient at London Health Sciences Centre rings the ceremonial gong along with his superhero Iron Man after his final radiation treatment. A superhero visited the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) recently. ...

Posted: November 16, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Hygiene for little hands: Helping Children’s Hospital patients stay healthy
Hygiene for little hands: Helping Children’s Hospital
patients stay healthy

: Deacon, 7, tries out a Glitterbug at the launch of Children’s Hospital’s paediatric hand hygiene campaign It was standing room only June 27th in the Family Waiting Room on B6 when Children’s Hospital launched a customized hand washing campaign ...


Liquid gold: Early delivery of mom’s milk gives NICU babies the best chance at getting stronger
Liquid gold: Early delivery of mom’s milk gives NICU
babies the best chance at getting stronger

Oral Immune Therapy (OIT) is a continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiative designed to provide early colostrum to babies in the NICU. It was implemented in October, involving the NICU, the Obstetrical Care Unit and the Mother/Baby Unit at London Health ...


Volunteers work with hospital staff to prevent delirium and functional decline
Volunteers work with hospital staff to prevent delirium
and functional decline

Preventing delirium and functional decline in older patients are goals of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) implemented this fall in the Acute Care of the Elderly Unit (ACE) at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). This unique program, which ...

Posted: November 14, 2012|Featured, Geriatrics and Aging|0 comments

Clinical Neurological Sciences Unit rolls out a complete oral health assessment for patients
Clinical Neurological Sciences Unit rolls out a complete
oral health assessment for patients

  London Health Sciences Centre is the first hospital in the region to implement a tool to assess the acute care oral health of inpatients, and a guideline for staff implementing oral care. The Clinical Neurological Sciences (CNS) Unit at University ...

Posted: September 25, 2012|Featured, Neurology, Patient Care|0 comments

Celebrating the early success of an onsite fitness program
Celebrating the early success of an onsite
fitness program

Only six months out of the gate, London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) pilot fitness program is delivering big rewards to participants. The pilot fitness program was launched in response to a Healthy Workplace Team Report along with feedback from focus ...


Simultaneous surgeries save mom and baby at London Health Sciences Centre
Simultaneous surgeries save mom and baby at London
Health Sciences Centre

After giving birth to her first child in 2003, Lisa Thuss Tandy immediately suffered a severe postpartum brain aneurysm that necessitated two subsequent surgeries and months of rehabilitation. Seven years later with her brain aneurysm fully repaired, Lisa and her ...


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