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Toronto Seniors Helpline
Toronto Seniors Helpline (TSH) consists of a team of registered healthcare professionals and offers essential supports to isolated, vulnerable seniors and/or caregivers. These supports include: access to timely supportive counselling, telephone crisis intervention,...Read More
Virtual Breast Cancer Peer Support and Information Program
A Needs Assessment and patient feedback indicated the need for peer connection, support and information to women experiencing breast cancer or an increased lifetime risk of developing it. In October 2016, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Women's College Hospital...Read More
Demonstrating the Success of the First ‘Breast Health for Black Women’ Virtual Educational Event
Breast Health for Black Women (BHFBW) was a national, free, and virtual educational event that took place in February 2022 during Black Liberation Month. Hosted by the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital, in collaboration patients as...Read More
TURP Surgical Transition to Remote Care Monitoring: An alternative to post-operative hospitalization
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common cause of bladder outlet obstruction in men over 50, with 30-40% experiencing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms such as nighttime awakening to urinate, weak urinary stream, incomplete emptying, and increased...Read More
CISSSME Network Intervention – Early Discharge Team
To reduce the number of relocations from hospitals, the CISSSME has deployed the Network intervention early discharge team, the purpose of which is the management of the patient not familiar with Home Support Services, eligible for the Home Support Services and for...Read More
Visual Strategy Room
St. Josephs Care Group’s (SJCG) long term care division, Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), the largest long-term care home in Ontario with a licensed capacity of 544 beds, created a ‘Visual Strategy Room’ (VSR) in February 2021 to support their quality journey ‘iCare’....Read More
Early Psychosis Intervention Nova Scotia (EPINS)
Early comprehensive, stage specific treatment, provided by a specialized Early Psychosis program has been demonstrated to improve clinical and functional outcomes for young people aged 12-35 years experiencing the early stages of a psychotic disorder. In this...Read More
In spring 2021, 16 out of 17 postal codes in Scarborough were classified by the Ministry of Health as COVID ‘hotspots’, reflecting the inequitable distribution of the burden of disease. To overcome this, an innovative solution was required. Created by Scarborough...Read More
Recovery Reimagined: Outpatient Substance Use Programming
In September 2021, Michael Garron Hospital launched Recovery Reimagined – an innovative and client centered recovery program for outpatients experiencing substance use concerns. As an off-site program located 2 kilometers away from the main hospital, a range of...Read More
Optimizing Cardiovascular Care for Patients Undergoing Cancer Therapy
There is growing evidence surrounding cancer therapies and treatments having adverse cardiovascular side effects for patients who have undergone and are currently undergoing active cancer treatments. To help improve patient outcomes and optimize oncology patients’...Read More
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