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Patients have a right to know about the record of performance of the hospital in which they place their trust. At the moment, there is no simple, standardized and comparable way of presenting data to the public in Quebec. The Jewish General Hospital wanted to offer...Read More
The Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) Clinic provides support to Seniors living in the community who are physically or cognitively frail, increasing in frailty and/or at risk of using hospital emergency department and inpatient services. The clinic...Read More
“Issues of tradition, ritual, family relationships, and the meaning of life and death become exquisitely relevant at end of life patients, family caregivers, an clinicians negotiate care towards dignified dying” (Coenen, Doorenbos and Wilson, 2007). It is with...Read More
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
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