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In the Spring of 2017, the Mayor of Grand Bank NL reached out to the CEO of Eastern Health asking for help; his community was losing too many people to suicide. Eastern Health engaged communities in a series of consultations (4), where 144 people responded that...Read More
Across Ontario, crowded hospital emergency departments are under pressure to care for an increasing number of patients with limited existing resources. As one of the busiest Emergency Departments (EDs) in the province, wait times for patients brought to ED by...Read More
Nurses are being asked to do more with less; and with an ageing population, this means that patient care needs are becoming more complex (The Advisory Board Company). While there are many approaches to determining models of care for a specific population, one model is...Read More
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare believes strongly that excellence in patient care starts with employees who are and feel safe when they are at work providing care to patients. The safety of our people is paramount and our Workplace Violence Prevention Program is a...Read More
Keeping everyone safe in our hospitals is a priority. The Behaviour Safety Risk (BSR) Communication and Care Plan Program is one of the measures Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has put in place to ensure we’re providing a safe and respectful environment while fostering...Read More
Creation and setting up of an online educative module and an innovative clinical protocol for the genetic screening of Ashkenazi Jews at the McGill University Health Centre
The Department of Medical Genetics at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of five departments in Quebec whose mission is to diagnose, treat and/or prevent genetic illnesses, which are often rare diseases. Some of these genetic illnesses have a higher...Read More
In 2010, a consortium called the “Senior Quality Leap Initiative” (SQLI) was established to leverage the collective expertise and experience of its members in an effort to enhance quality of care and quality of life for their nursing home residents. The SQLI has grown...Read More
Patients discharged after an acute episode of care such as an emergency department visit or inpatient unit stay are at an elevated risk of negative outcomes such as readmission, self-harm and suicide. Many of these patients experience long wait times when trying to...Read More
Implementation of Gynecologic Oncology Initiated Genetic Testing for Patients with High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer (OC) affects 1 in 69 Canadian women, with a five year survival rate of 44%.1 Based on existing literature, up to 20% of high grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSOC) are due to a germline mutation in an OC predisposing gene, most notably BRCA1 and BRCA2...Read More
Our Patient and Family Advisory Council Story: Six Years of Sustaining Strategic Continuous Quality Improvement through Patient and Family Engagement
The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) - Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program implemented an approach to advance patient engagement by partnering with patient and family advisors to create a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). In 2010,...Read More
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