Patient and Staff Safety

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 ...


Mindfulness: The quiet revolution
Mindfulness: The quiet revolution

There is a quiet revolution going on at Hamilton Health Sciences. The weapon of choice? Stopping and breathing. Andrea Frolic, director of the office of clinical & organizational ethics at Hamilton Health Sciences, leads a group of staff members through ...


Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk
Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk

Sabina Sobota, rehabilitation assistant, Trillium Health Partners with Viscilsa Alexander. Photo credit: Sandra Tavares Dorothy Masih was visiting Trillium Health Partners for a routine appointment when she suffered a fall walking through the hospital corridors. She was quickly assisted by ...


Creating a high performance work culture
Creating a high performance work culture

Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj focuses on fostering transparency as a way to build organizational trust. He may be best known for handing out his personal contact information to staff and patients, inviting them to contact him directly ...


CareWorks for health care workers at Trillium Health Partners
CareWorks for health care workers at Trillium
Health Partners

Health care workers face a range of unique risks to their health and well-being on the job. They may be at increased risk of suffering from burnout or exhaustion, often experience lost-time injuries as well as higher rates of violence ...


Ten ways to help protect hospital workers
Ten ways to help protect hospital workers

The health care sector has more workplace injuries than any other in Canada. According to the most recent numbers from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), health care workplaces had over 40,000 accepted lost-time claims in each ...


Engaging employees through in-house programs
Engaging employees through in-house programs

Oncology nurses at PHSA’s BC Cancer Agency care for a vulnerable patient population and forge long-lasting friendships in the workplace. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers doesn’t happen overnight. At Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) it’s been ...


Healthy physicians equals healthy patients
Healthy physicians equals healthy patients

Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti is the President, Canadian Medical Association. The tragic death of a medical resident just before the start of the recent Canadian Conference on Physician Health in Calgary provided a powerful reminder of why the Canadian Medical ...


Mental wellness: An excellent healthy workplace investment
Mental wellness: An excellent healthy
workplace investment

A team from Toronto East General Hospital receiving the Silver Award of Excellence at the Excellence Canada Gala in October. Photo credit: Gary Roork. Over a decade ago, the leaders at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) identified that a healthy ...


New armband improves patient safety in hospitals
New armband improves patient safety in hospitals

The new armband is much softer and can be comfortably worn for up to 25 days. For years, it has been standard practice in hospitals. Patients arriving at registration are issued an armband to identify who they are. In some ...


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