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Hospital volunteers make a world of difference

It looks like an ordinary cup of tea being offered to someone sitting at the bedside. But this simple transaction has a far greater...

Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care

In January, North York General Hospital (NYGH) introduced a Paediatric Short Stay Unit to provide young patients with timely access to acute care for...

Using RFID technology to reduce medication errors

North York General Hospital (NYGH) is the first hospital in Canada to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as a medication management solution, significantly improving...

Two heads better than one when it comes to eHealth

  While efficiency and better patient care are the ultimate goals of eHealth initiatives and integrated electronic health records, the actual implementation of electronic health...

Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future

Recently, a young woman in her mid-30s was referred to me by her family physician. She is a mother of two children under the...

Outpatient treatment key to addiction recovery

Since her early teens, Felicia* used alcohol to cope with her anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood abuse. At 28, the single mother was...

New model of care to help prevent serious fractures in higher...

Serious fractures, especially hip fractures, are a consequence of osteoporosis and all too common among our elderly population in Canada. For an elderly patient,...

Bringing improved patient safety and the latest evidence to the bedside

Patient safety at North York General Hospital (NYGH) received a major boost with the launch of bold technology that is reducing medication errors and...

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