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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
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
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
Qmentum standards address the importance of developing ethics frameworks, creating ethics capacity and ensuring appropriate assignment and monitoring of ethics issues. In 2005 Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) created an Ethics Consultation Team, training volunteer...Read More
Police are often called for social service-related issues, ongoing crisis incidents and mental health issues involving children and youth. These children and youth are at risk of becoming ‘justice-involved’ if they do not get help for underlying mental illness,...Read More
Suicide Prevention: A Model of Standardized Identification and Management of Suicide Risk Across the Care Continuum
As a lead agency in providing adult mental health care services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare (SJHH) intends for suicide to be a never event. To realize this intention, SJHH has created and implemented a system wide, standardized approach to suicide risk identification and...Read More
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