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Hamilton Health Sciences’ Rapid Referral Processing and Priority Admissions Strategy enables potential referral sources (e.g., acute care, hospices, supportive housing, family physicians) with immediate access to our program description, criteria, application...Read More
Through close collaboration with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s programs such as the Terraces and Apotex, and with external organizations such as Villa Colombo, Humber River Regional Hospital, and North York General Hospital, the Acute Care Transition...Read More
Because of delays in the construction of a Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), cancer patients were forced to travel long distances to receive radiation services. A unique proposal was developed by the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario...Read More
The Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous flap allows extensive breast reconstructive surgery to be performed and patients to be discharged 18 hours after surgery rather than spending five days as an inpatient. By using clinical best practices in surgical...Read More
A team-based care model has been introduced for patients with arthritis. It includes a centralized referral intake using an electronic referral tracking system, timely assessment by specialized health professionals, emphasis on patient choice and empowerment,...Read More
The Dr. Thomas and Harriet Black Acute Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Unit at Sunnybrook’s Regional Stroke Centre is an innovative outpatient service for those with high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor strokes. The unit is highly specialized and...Read More
There are two main treatments for insomnia. Comparable efficacy surveys show that behavioral treatments are preferred by patients over pharmacotherapy. There is a significant demand for cognitive behavioral treatments for sleep, resulting in a wait list of more than...Read More
Language Access Interpreter Services (LAIS) are available free-of-charge to all Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and WRHA-funded services, Cancer Care Manitoba, funded dental services, and fee-for-service physicians in the region. Based on an...Read More
St. Michael's Hospital’s has a rotary transition centre, a 24-hour facility that provides temporary refuge to ED visitors who no longer require hospital care but have no place to go in the community. This gives patients access to follow-up appointments and...Read More
A community support worker works in the emergency department to provide support and advocate for vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, The worker facilitates the patient’s care and provides a connection to community resources. This position has improved...Read More
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