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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

... go without the intensive care he or she needs — and none has recently been sent outside the province — but acknowledged there has been an “unprecedented” spike in demand for the specialized service. The level-three ...

London Free Press (Aug 24): Health care Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... needs to improve,” said Desi Brownstone, a London psychiatrist and president of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. “It’s a crucial time to intervene because a lot of psychiatric problems show up in ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in Trash/Trash

... Lunsky said. And more knowledge on the needs of people with developmental disabilities is required across the board. “Everybody needs to be educated about this, whether it’s the person who is taking ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

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

... Lunsky said. And more knowledge on the needs of people with developmental disabilities is required across the board. “Everybody needs to be educated about this, whether it’s the person who is taking ...

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

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

... agreement, it still needs the approval of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The goal is to have the new system in place by Oct. 1.  Author: Ashley Burke To access original content ...

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

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

... injured at its Brockville site, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says the province needs to invest in taking proactive measures to keep nurses safe. “Let’s stop wasting taxpayers’ money in legal ...

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

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

... doctors and patients "to really evolve the solution to meet their needs," he said. "We focus more on the user than the technology." The system went live on Monday. For now, the focus is on referrals ...

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

... on school grounds. However, he said he didn't know how such a regime could be extended to when students are away from school -- and a wider public discussion needs to take place on where responsibilities ...

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

... to PSWs by the Community Care Access Centre. "It tells us that we rely heavily on family caregivers to support kids … that have very complex needs" along with other conditions, including kids recovering ...

Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health & Safety in Healthcare

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

... and staff; Cultivate a workplace culture that respects their staff’s needs including, but not limited to, their psychological health and safety; and, Be leaders and champions for advancing workplace ...

CBC North (July 31): Nunavut gov't explores possibility of a residential trauma & addictions ...

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

... Quality of Life Secretariat, issued a request for proposals (RFP) this spring for a consultant to write a four-part report on Nunavut's addictions treatment needs and what a possible treatment ...

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

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

... First Nation — a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking counselling. The mental health workers will be going to the reserve, ...

CBC Edmonton (July 21): Transgender Albertans say they're facing longer wait times for hormone ...

Created on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... and their life until they get the necessary treatment and the hormones. The hormones are the most important thing." Warneke said Alberta Health Services needs to hear more about the barriers ...

Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in Features/Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

... period of time, high needs amongst clients and staff burnout. Citing the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Michael DeGagné recalled that when the report was released ...

Devex (July 19) Opinion: Recalibrating investments in the global health and social workforce

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Growth takes a multisectoral and interorganizational approach “to transform the global health workforce so as to be able to meet the needs for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].” ...

The Star (18 July): Canada committed to improving mental health in Indigenous communities: Philpott

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... affected by suicide, there is a flurry of activity to mobilize counsellors, engage crisis teams and ensure local needs are met. There are urgent calls for more money and more mental health workers for ...

CBC Manitoba (July 12): Some Manitobans will pay out-of-pocket for physiotherapy starting this fall

Created on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... not have the specialization needed to deal with certain outpatient needs being dealt with by the WRHA's current physiotherapists. "I think the two key things are Manitobans might not be able to get the ...

The Globe and Mail (July 11): Provinces struggling to provide proper care for seniors: Report

Created on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report found one in five seniors who have lower-priority needs could have delayed or even avoided admission to residential care and instead received ...

Healthy Debate (July, 6): Does more education for health professionals equal better patient care?

Created on Thursday, 06 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... needs to be wider than just the start of one’s career. “Entry to practice is just the beginning,” she says. “We need to have a map for the whole career pathway.” Author: Karen Palmer, Christopher Doig ...

CBC Toronto: Andrew Loku inquest calls for 24-hour crisis intervention teams, but how do they work?

Created on Tuesday, 04 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... has agreed to protect her identity. "I see you guys wearing police uniforms," she tells the team.  That's the opening that Scanga needs. "Well, actually, I'm a nurse," she replies.  ...

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