Health Care Policy

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Why Bill 117 is needed
Why Bill 117 is needed

Rebecca Durcan The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which would significantly impact pharmacies in hospital settings, is one of them. Bill 117 – the ...

Posted: August 24, 2014|Health Care Policy|0 comments

Taking action against childhood obesity
Taking action against childhood obesity

A generation ago, “after school” was a time when most children looked forward to being outside, running around and playing until they were called inside for dinner. Flash forward to today, when school-aged children, teens and even toddlers spend most ...


Ontario votes
Ontario votes

 On June 12th Ontarians will vote in the provincial election. Here is what the party's have to say about healthcare     Christine Elliot   Like so many families throughout Ontario, my own has had to rely on our public health care system and ...

Posted: June 9, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy|0 comments

It’s time to start using the M-word
It’s time to start using the M-word

The secure growth chambers at CanniMed. To prevent contamination, anyone entering the growth area must shower, and wear supplied clothing, footwear and hairnets. Credit: CanniMed Ltd. In many ways, Marion Albaum of Toronto, 38, is your typical Canadian mom. She cheers ...


The determination of death and organ donation
The determination of death and organ donation

Recent coverage in the media on death determination and organ donation has left some Canadians with the false impression that there is an unclear understanding of death in this country. Inferences were made that donation and transplantation procedures occur before ...


An open letter to the producer of Fifth Estate
An open letter to the producer of Fifth Estate

The President of The Canadian Critical Care Society has sent a letter to the producer of The Fifth Estate in response their episode "Dead Enough" March 25, 2014 An open letter to the Producer, 5th Estate CBC - fifth@cbc.ca Re: March 21 2014 ...


New program helps to reduce readmission rates
New program helps to reduce readmission rates

Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant Carol Hylton-Ehlers gives physiotherapy to a patient. Rouge Valley's new CATCH program will target specific patients once they are discharged, providing improved support, and helping to prevent future readmissions. A new program implemented at Rouge Valley Health ...

Posted: March 24, 2014|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

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