Gastroenterology

Safety and Quality Guidelines in Endoscopy
Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators
in Endoscopy

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
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
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
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 in Haiti
Canadian initiative helps strengthen emergency care
in Haiti

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 emergency department
Real time locating system leads to improvements in
emergency department

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
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 cancer cells
Discovery of genetic pathway impacting the spread of
cancer cells

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 kidney disease
Partnership will enhance care for patients with chronic
kidney disease

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 ...


Locum midwives provide relief to rural and remote colleagues
Locum midwives provide relief to rural and
remote colleagues

Midwives practice in rural, remote and northern communities across Ontario. Some of these midwives work in practices with midwifery colleagues, others are solo practitioners. Committed to their clients, they work hard to provide excellent primary care to women outside of urban ...


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