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Surgical backlog in Ontario from COVID-19 will take 84 weeks to clear

The estimated time to clear surgeries postponed in Ontario because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is 84 weeks, with a target of 717 surgeries per...

West Park Healthcare Centre plays a key role to free up ICU beds

By Raj Kohli and Dr. Roger Goldstein West Park’s newly expanded Long-Term Ventilation Unit (LTV) comes at a time when Intensive Care Unit (ICU) resources...
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Air ambulance: Cancel, or keep it coming?

Ornge launches project to improve timely access to trauma care for severely injured patients By Dr. Brodie Nolan The phones in Ornge’s Operations Control Centre (OCC)...

Virtual emergency department visits

By Elaine Mitropoulos St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has introduced a new method of patient care to better meet the needs of the community; virtual care...

Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP): Changing how we manage children’s pain

All children experience pain. Two-thirds of children in hospital experience procedures with no pain management, one in five children will develop chronic pain after...

Showing children smiling faces “Behind the Mask”

By Amanda Stancati The hospital can be a scary place for many of our young patients, especially when meeting strangers. But being able to see...

Nutrition and type 2 diabetes prevention

According to Diabetes Canada, in 2019 approximately 11 million Canadians were living with diabetes or prediabetes. This equates to approximately one in three Canadians....

Canadians are feeling unprecedented levels of anxiety, according to Mental Health Index

Pandemic has caused a dramatic 16-per-cent drop in Canadians' mental health, according to Morneau Shepell's Mental Health Index: a score of 63 Morneau Shepell announced...

A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool

Palliative care physicians have created a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) palliative care plan as an essential tool to provide care and help manage scare...

Number of cancer cases in Canada will increase in 2020 as population ages

As Canada’s population grows and ages, the cancer burden will remain high and even increase in 2020, according to a study on projected cancer rates...

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