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Many patients present in the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms that suggest cancer but do not have timely access to appropriate diagnostic testing or a regular care provider. This leads to emotional distress for patients and their family members, diagnoses and...Read More
The Moe Levin Centre, comprised of a Day Centre, a Memory Clinic, and an Inpatient Unit, serves a clientele presenting with cognitive deficits to various degrees. After reflecting on the needs of newly diagnosed clients with dementia served by the Memory Clinic, it...Read More
The Therapeutic Clown Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital recently initiated the ‘clown phone line’. The service was implemented so that clients could connect with clowns easily themselves, or with family or staff at times clowns are not present....Read More
One in 5 adolescents in Ontario report having an acquired brain injury (ABI)(Ilie et al, 2013), which can lead to persisting cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The negative impact of ABI on families is well documented, yet there are few supports for...Read More
Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) is one of the leading cardiac causes of visits to the Emergency Departments (ED) in Ontario. However a subset of these ED visits for AFIB could be managed just as safely in the community by care providers with training and support. In...Read More
Chronically suicidal and/or self-injuring young adolescents with significant difficulties in emotion regulation can be challenging to treat, impose a substantial burden on healthcare systems, and cause significant family distress. To this day, suicide continues to be...Read More
Pinewood Centre is a community-based addiction treatment program of Lakeridge Health, and offers among the broadest range of services for substance abuse and problem gambling in Ontario. Our team has helped thousands of people recover from substance use, concurrent...Read More
The goal of the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorders Program (SBDP) is to improve the health of patients living with Bleeding disorders in the province of Saskatchewan. The program is designed based on several principles of care including patient safety, access, and...Read More
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become the standard of care for patients suffering from ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), replacing fibrinolytic therapy. Sunnybrook initiated a Primary PCI program internally in March 2007 and in Dec...Read More
Prior to introducing the Physician per Floor/Unit Model, Oakwood Terrace had 34 general practitioners (GP's) providing physician coverage for 111 residents. Physician coverage was inconsistent in terms of access and quality of care. Oakwood Terrace now has four...Read More
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