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Smoother transitions for patients living with mental illness
Smoother transitions for patients living with
mental illness

“We have a rapport. That’s what makes it work,” says Richard Merrick about the therapeutic relationship he has with TBRHSC Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice) Maria Jones. Richard Merrick knows how challenging it can be to make the transition from hospital ...

Posted: October 29, 2014|Featured, Mental Health, Patient Care|0 comments

Partnering for patients to make transitions seamless
Partnering for patients to make transitions seamless

Part of the design team working towards seamlessly transitioning patients from hospital to home. A patient’s transition from hospital to home is a critical time in their health care journey. While hospitals and community care services are there to help, ...

Posted: October 21, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

Addiction treatments reach those who need it most
Addiction treatments reach those who need it most

From left: Leslie Ann Molnar, Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist, Dr. Meldon Kahan; Dr. Valerie Taylor; Dr. Inbal Gafni; Dr. Sheryl Spithoff. For Dr. Meldon Kahan, medical director of the Substance Use Service at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), the traditional model ...

Posted: October 17, 2014|Addictions and Drugs, Patient Care|0 comments

Developing mental health services for children and teens a priority
Developing mental health services for children and teens
a priority

Tyler* Tyler lived in a dream world. It was a place filled with terror, suspicion, paranoia and voices. The voices told him of the conspiracy only he was to know about and his super powers protected him from danger. He had the ...


The day the emergency ward called 911
The day the emergency ward called 911

Three of the four team members who called 911 from the emergency department. During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, vertigo, and was feeling ...

Posted: September 19, 2014|Patient Care, Public Health|1 comment

New treatment for Parkinson’s disease
New treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine, neurologist and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at The Neuro. This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously unavailable form ...

Posted: September 17, 2014|Neurology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Getting ambulances back on the road
Getting ambulances back on the road

When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading patients in a safe and timely manner is a high priority for all emergency departments so that ambulances ...

Posted: September 13, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Patient Care|0 comments

Sudbury hospital shows most improvement in emergency wait times
Sudbury hospital shows most improvement in emergency
wait times

Dr. Rob Lepage is Medical Director of HSN’s emergency department. In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait times (ED) in Ontario. Now, HSN is ...

Posted: September 12, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

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 ...


iCHIP Application a North American first for blood disorder patients
iCHIP Application a North American first for blood
disorder patients

Hemophilia patient Eagan and his mom, Carmen, demonstrate how easy the iCHIP application is to use. Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across the ...


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