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Enhancing the standards of care in seating
Enhancing the standards of care in seating

Martina Tierney OT and ‘The Phoenix’. Named after the symbol for OT in Ireland, the Phoenix is shown to help reduce pressure ulcers by 88 per cent. When Martina Tierney worked as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in hospitals, the community ...


Helping patients live life well with chronic disease
Helping patients live life well with chronic disease

Janice Klutt, St. Joe's Patient Navigator Navigating your way through the health care system can be challenging, especially if you have a chronic illness like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Thanks to St. Joe’s Patient Navigator ...

Posted: July 16, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care
First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care

Nicholas Krcel, a patient in the Innovation Unit at Mackenzie Health, attended by Registered Nurse Suzette Jordan. The technology within this picture:Clockwise, starting from top left corner: “smart” station, “smart” badge, dome light indicator and hand hygiene support solution. Mackenzie ...


Two heads better than one when it comes to eHealth
Two heads better than one when it comes to eHealth

  Hand-held devices that scans the patients ID bracelet and the patients medication before administering the medicine to ensure the right medication is going to the right patient. While efficiency and better patient care are the ultimate goals of eHealth initiatives ...


Off the transplant list
Off the transplant list

: Garwin Cockhead improved his heart health enough to be taken off the heart transplant list. After months of exercise and dedication, Niagara Health System (NHS) cardiac patient Garwin Cockhead has accomplished a remarkable feat — improving his heart health ...

Posted: July 8, 2014|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

Service supports Muslims with diabetes
Service supports Muslims with diabetes

Dr. Mervat Bakeer is a family physican who specialized in diabetes, reminds Muslims with diabetes to make changes to their diabetes management while fasting for Ramadan. Hoping to build on last year’s success and extend its reach, the Primary Care ...

Posted: June 29, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Start the conversation because moments matter
Start the conversation because moments matter

For kids escaping school routine, the summer offers endless possibilities of things to do, people to see and places to go. For children with life-limiting illness, the expectations of that same day are no less exciting, but they’re different. Emily’s House ...

Posted: June 20, 2014|Patient Care, Pediatrics, Travel|0 comments

Growing stronger, one bead at a time
Growing stronger, one bead at a time

The Mascoll and Cruz families along with Dr. Sharma displaying the Strands of Strength necklaces for babies Blake Mascoll and Tyler Cruz. Some of the tiny necklaces could easily fit around an adult’s wrist. The colourful beads tell a story ...

Posted: June 11, 2014|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Paediatric clinic provides relief
Paediatric clinic provides relief

Dr. Niraj Mistry, leads Rouge Valley's new paediatric constipation clinic. The clinic is the only one of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area. A new paediatric clinic is helping to provide relief to young patients. The paediatric constipation clinic recently ...


A new role for physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health
A new role for physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health

Physiotherapist Lindsay Graham (left) helps Patricia James (right) take a puff of Ventolin before they begin their next physiotherapy session. Physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health are taking on new responsibilities that will give them a lot to…well, puff about. “I don’t know ...

Posted: May 28, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

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