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 ...
Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) was one of the first national specialty societies in Canada to define wait time benchmarks, monitor wait times and evaluate human resources, with an aim to improve access to timely, high-quality digestive healthcare for ...
Mental health and training
A study released in January, 2010 examined stress levels at four Ottawa hospitals. It suggested that stress is associated with poor physical and mental health, conflict between family life and work, and declining relationships between people at work and at ...
Culturally relevant mental health treatment
Countering the stigma of mental illness, especially in certain communities, has been an ongoing mission of the Mental Health Services Department of The Scarborough Hospital. One of those communities – a large Chinese population located around the Birchmount campus of TSH ...
Wait time software puts power in patients’ hands
Patients are often frustrated by lengthy emergency department wait times. More frustrating yet is not having any idea how long the wait will be. At St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener, providing access to information could mean an improvement in ...
Canadian initiative helps strengthen emergency care
Picture a hospital. Ambulances race into the ER, doctors perform life-saving surgery, nurses wrap casts and machines beep. Now imagine if the hospital had nothing but bare walls and a ceiling. How do you turn this space into a hospital ...
Real time locating system leads to improvements in
As Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering (RVAP) prepared to open its new 20,000 square-foot emergency department (ED) in 2009, we were faced with a new dilemma: How would we track the flow of patients in multiple areas of the ED ...
Barrie’s hospital begins exciting new chapter
Janice Skot is the President and CEO of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Few hospitals are fortunate enough to open a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. To be able to, essentially, transform your organization twice within 15 years ...
Discovery of genetic pathway impacting the spread of
One of the greatest dangers with any type of cancer is its capacity to spread. Through the emerging fields of DNA methylation and epigenetics, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute are exploring new areas of genetics that could stop the ...
Partnership will enhance care for patients with chronic
As a nursing student in the United Kingdom, Clint Gunn was inspired to pursue the multi-faceted field of Nephrology, and from overseas, he set his sights on the internationally recognized program at The Scarborough Hospital. Fast forward several years. Clint joined ...
Just before noon on a Monday, Gillian Bennett dragged a mattress from inside her British Columbia home to her favourite spot outside, on […]Read more →
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
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 […]Read more →
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 […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →