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How an operating room innovation at The Ottawa Hospital helped trim wait times

How an operating room innovation at The Ottawa Hospital helped trim wait times

OTTAWA — About a decade ago, anesthesiologists at The Ottawa Hospital were working out what they could do to help reduce wait times for surgery. All surgeries require an anesthesiologist. A shortage of these specialists in Ontario was...

 

Number of cancer patients at Ontario hospital treated with watered-down chemotherapy swells to 691

TORONTO — A London, Ont., hospital says 26 more cancer patients received watered-down chemotherapy drugs, in addition to the more than 1,100 patients in Ontario and New Brunswick. That brings the total number of patients affected at the hospital...

 

Provinces team up to block CBC’s hospital data request

Provincial and territorial health department officials held cross-country meetings and agreed to a “national decision” to deny a CBC request for information about individual hospitals, CBC News has learned… CBC | Top Stories...

 

CBC hospital rankings draw condemnation and praise

A special report from CBC’s the fifth estate ranking Canadian hospitals is receiving a mixed reaction from hospital officials and medical associations, but many experts are saying measuring success matters for hospital improvement… Read...

 

Patient hospital ratings online tool a 1st for Canadians

Rarely do we make a purchase these days without consulting websites like TripAdvisor or Yelp, but increasingly, a similar five-star rating system is being applied online to health care — both to rank doctors and hospitals. In a first for...

 

Hospitals have potential savings while improving quality, Ottawa Hospital president and CEO

Hospitals have potential savings while improving quality, Ottawa Hospital president and CEO

The Ottawa Hospital of the near future could enlist the skills of technicians to do jobs that once could only be done by doctors or nurses. Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa News

 

Dirty hospital rooms a top concern for Canadians

Dirty hospital rooms a top concern for Canadians

Nearly a third of respondents, who included patients, health-care workers and relatives and friends of patients, said hospital rooms and bathrooms were not kept clean. Stories shared by respondents from across the country described soiled bathrooms, … Read...

 

Nearly 25% of Canadian nurses wouldn’t recommend their hospital

Nearly a quarter of nurses wouldn’t recommend the hospital where they work to their family or friends, a survey by CBC News has found. A nurse’s world Where stress is status quo Read stories from nurses across the country. The startling...

 

Why we can’t know what happened with baby wrongly pronounced dead at Humber River Hospital

A provincial “secrecy loophole” a decade in the making is the reason the public can’t know how or why a baby was wrongly declared dead at a Toronto hospital. At a time when hospitals are supposed to be moving toward greater...

 

Hospital parking rates a ‘tax’ on sick Canadians

Rising hospital parking rates amount to a tax on ailing Canadians, says one medical specialist. CBC | Health News

 

Drug reactions send 26,000 seniors to hospital

One in 200 Canadian seniors had to be admitted to hospital because of an adverse reaction to a drug, according to a new report… CBC | Top Stories News

 

Hospital infection data will be released, Cleary says

Dr. Eilish Cleary, the chief medical officer of health, says New Brunswickers will soon be able to track the number of cases of infections, such as C. difficile, reported in provincial hospitals… CBC | Health News

 

Ottawa Hospital accused of moving Erik Karlsson to front of queue

Ottawa Hospital accused of moving Erik Karlsson to front of queue

Vince Creaco has nothing against Erik Karlsson. But when the Ottawa Senators’ star defenceman arrived at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus in the early hours of Feb. 14 after his Achilles tendon was lacerated during a game in Pittsburgh,...

 

Millions in hospital savings in the UK

From sterilization processing departments and operating rooms to emergency wards and out-patient clinics, there are opportunities for efficiencies in many areas of hospital operations – the key is to know where to look and who to engage in...

 

Health service, pride of Britain, ravaged by hospital scandal

LONDON (Reuters) – The deaths of hundreds of hospital patients, left without food or water in filthy conditions, exposed an urgent need to change the culture of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), a report said on Wednesday… Reuters:...