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This program’s objective is to provide caregivers with the relief and support they need, in order to continue to support a family member at home. The program identifies the caregiver needs and pre-existing support networks, and it uses innovative approaches through...Read More
Delayed language development rates in children under five years of age in our area and the lack of speech-language pathologists in the health network prompted the CSSS de la Montagne to establish a partnership with the Montreal Fluency Centre (MFC) and the Commission...Read More
In order to offer affected individuals a better prognosis, literature recommends a medical workup delay of 28 days from the date of the first abnormal imagery and the confirmation of the diagnosis. We have put in place One-stop Lung Cancer Workup Coordination allowing...Read More
The risk of paediatric, hospital-associated falls and entanglement, strangulation and/or entrapment (ESE) was identified internally at SickKids through critical incident and safety reports and externally through Accreditation Canada (2010) and Health Canada standards...Read More
Communication breakdown is a common root cause of serious medical errors. Simultaneously, the harmful effects of provider fatigue have prompted duty hour restrictions which create more handoffs of care. Recognizing a lack of training and paucity of tools to support...Read More
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, a 339 bed specialized hospital, has utilized multiple approaches, including Value Stream exercises and Kaizen events, to improve discharge planning while decreasing length of stay and enhancing the overall patient...Read More
Collaborative Emergency Centres (CECs) provide access to urgent and emergent care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. CECs are intended to match the level of service offered with the needs of the community and help create stability and consumer confidence...Read More
The Ottawa Model is the only clinical tobacco cessation program of its kind in Canada that systematically identifies, treats and follows smokers over the long term in hospitals, primary care clinics, and other outpatient settings. The University of Ottawa Heart...Read More
Halton Healthcare Services was seeking innovative ways to create access to paediatric consultation across the three community hospital sites (Oakville, Milton and Georgetown). It was recognized that a significant percentage of emergency department visits at each of...Read More
The Bone Health Project was initiated in 2009 with the support of a grant from the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The goal of the project was to identify those children at risk for fractures related to osteoporosis when admitted to hospital and to develop a handling...Read More
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