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Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare
Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare

An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will receive treatment. An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will ...


Contingency planning for emergency service disruption
Contingency planning for emergency service disruption

Physician shortages and uncovered emergency physician shifts have been a challenge for small rural hospitals like North Hastings Hospital. Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across ...


New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety
New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

St. Joe’s has implemented a new bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, where instead of having sick patients that are in the hospital go to Diagnostic Imaging, the equipment comes to the patient. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at ...


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

Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in Canadian soldiers
Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in
Canadian soldiers

Dr. Elizabeth Pang (left) and Dr. Margot Taylor with the MEG machine. In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian Armed Forces approached researchers at ...

Posted: September 15, 2014|Featured, Mental Health, 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

Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes
Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes

The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no established way to slow down or prevent type 1 diabetes. In an effort to find a way, ...

Posted: September 11, 2014|Diseases, Research|0 comments

Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens
Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens

Jennie Trkulja, Unit Manager for Windsor Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department, Ouellette Campus, explains trauma services to students of the P.A.R.T.Y. program. The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in ...

Posted: September 10, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Public Health|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 ...


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