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CBC (Sep 20): 'They had burned out': Manitoba paramedics offered course on stress, mental health

Created on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Gawronsky added.  The Manitoba government has announced plans to hire more full-time medics as part of a revamp of the EMS system in Manitoba. But Gawronsky said details have been scarce so far. ...

National Post (Aug 25): A 'huge problem’: Over half of Ontario's neonatal ICUs closed to new patient

Created on Friday, 25 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... memo. Only the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s department in Ottawa was rated as open. “The NICU surge situation continues to be a great challenge and at this point a high risk for the system,” ...

Understanding National Health Workforce Accounts

Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Posted in Features/HHR Planning

... research to be performed about future trends regarding health workforce, systems and resilience planning. The complimentary brochure published in MAY 2017 provides a background on NHWA and answers ...

CBC (Aug 23): Rural paramedics strike deal with Ottawa

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... 15 per year. Deal follows complaints Under the old system, paramedics from neighbouring districts would be deployed to Ottawa if their ambulances were closest to the scene, or if there were no other ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Ontario pharmacies filling more opioid prescriptions, but in smaller do

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... of nearly half a million opioid prescriptions dispensed in the province in 2015-16, compared with 2013-14. Both reports relied on data from the province’s Narcotics Monitoring System, launched in 2012, ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... great personal expense,” care for the marginalized and lobby politicians such as herself to “address gaps in health systems.” Similarly, she lauded those on the front lines of the opioids crisis. “There’s ...

CBC (Aug 22): Ontario communities sound alarm over proposed changes to Ambulance Act

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... be off-loaded onto municipalities. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care projects the cost of ambulance systems will increase by $300 million to $1.9 billion over five years, between ...

Ontario Nurses' Association (AUG 17): Front-Line Nurses Left Unprotected from Violence...

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... and safety cultures and systems, instead of sending the message that health-care employers will not really be held accountable under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to keep their workers ...

The BMJ (Aug 16): Mapping the drivers of overdiagnosis to potential solutions

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... many.7 Overdiagnosis is a challenge to the sustainability of human health and health systems. Its causes—including the best of intentions—are as complex and multifaceted as the potential solutions.8910111213 As ...

Winnipeg free press (Aug 16): Ambulance changes much needed

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

On June 29, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced plans to transform Manitoba's emergency medical services system, based on recommendations from a comprehensive review completed ...

Waterloo Region Record (Aug 16): Online specialist referral system developed locally ...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Full title :  Online specialist referral system developed locally expanding across Ontario   WATERLOO REGION — An online medical referral system developed locally is being duplicated across ...

Telegraph journal (Aug 15): Saint John’s new prescription: Cutting edge Robotic surgery?

Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... robot. A team of surgeons from Saint John Regional Hospital are pushing for the purchase of a da Vinci machine, a robotic surgical system used to perform minimally-invasive urological, gynecological ...

Ottawa Citizen (Aug 10): Medical scribes are changing the way doctors do their work

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... even foreign-trained doctors trying to get into the Canadian system. Their training is rigorous. Those going on to careers in health care are often at the top of their classes. “To see a psychiatric ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 08): Room for improvement in Ontario’s MAID Care Coordination Service

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... the announcement with great anticipation – and some anxiety. The new system promised to dramatically expand access to MAID services in Ontario, and now, after two months of operation, it’s worth looking ...

CTV news (Aug 03): Mental health expert presents recommendations after Cape Breton teen suicides

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... board, Royal said it was more about plugging holes that already exist in the system, rather than adding extra help. "All I see are words until the government actually acts to enforce it," he said of ...

CBC Ottawa (Aug 03): Inadequate home care for Ottawa-area families with sick children, study finds

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Taking care of a sick child not only takes up a family's time, but it would also cost the healthcare system more than half a billion dollars in the Ottawa area alone, if the government had to pay personal ...

CBC Nova Scotia (Aug 1): Only 3 exit interviews done with NS doctors in first year of projects

Created on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... she is confident more doctors will agree to do the interviews once they know they have they option. Orrell described the departure of doctors as "significant." "When you lose someone and the system ...

Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health & Safety in Healthcare

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in Features/Quality of Worklife

... the Collaborative has developed a two-year action plan to put this vision into action through mentoring and knowledge exchange, the development of tools and resources, and system transformation. ...

Troy Media (July 30): Navigating Health and Social System a Challenge to Caregivers

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... and I argue we must begin by recognizing that the fragmentation of the health and social systems generates a substantial burden for caregivers. Yet this strutural burden of caregiving ofgent goes unrecognized ...

Huffington Post (July, 24): Pikangikum First Nation Suicide Crisis Prompts Funding For 20...

Created on Monday, 24 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... a charter of principles aiming to transform the health care system for First Nations. Philpott and Hoskins have both agreed profound change will be required to end the suicide crisis — although Indigenous ...

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