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Posts tagged "Quality and Patient Safety"

  • TOH’s response to serious incident yesterday

    May 15, 2014 — Yesterday, a tragic death occurred at The Ottawa Hospital. Our thoughts and sympathy are with the family of the person involved. We are concerned for those staff and patients who were affected by the incident. We urge all patients who need assistance to consult our social workers. Staff who need help are urged […]

  • Flu shot available at TOH

    October 30, 2012 – The Ottawa Hospital is pleased to confirm that it does have a supply of flu vaccines available and our immunization campaign has not slowed down. Our flu campaign team has been working closely with Ottawa Public Health from the moment the temporary suspension of Novartis vaccine was announced last Friday evening. […]

  • The Ottawa Hospital Announces 2011/2012 Operating Plan

    April 15, 2011 – The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) today announced its plan to maintain existing service levels and balance its tenth consecutive budget for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. The 2011/2012 Budget supports the TOH Operating Plan to: Meet the full scope of the accountability agreement with the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and preserve service […]

  • The Ottawa Hospital releases Quality Improvement plan

    March 31, 2011 – In compliance with the Ontario’s Excellent Care for All Act which came into law in June 2010, The Ottawa Hospital is pleased to share its Quality Improvement Plan. Submitted to the Ontario Health Quality Council, TOH’s publicly reported plan outlines improved targets in the areas of safety, effectiveness, access and patient-centredness. […]

  • Better dress code for all employees and health professionals at TOH improves patient care

    February 9, 2011 – Over the past year, consultation and feedback from patients, staff, and professional practice groups throughout the hospital – as well as a review of existing research – confirmed that a key to ensuring patients’ comfort and safety is the ability to easily recognize members of their care teams. In this context, all […]

  • National data demonstrates commitment to patient safety

    December 16, 2010 – A report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information today shows that The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) had fewer deaths than expected in 2009 – 2010. The Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR) is a measure of patient safety that compares a hospital’s mortality rate with a national standard. The HSMR is […]

  • Improved Access to Cancer Care

    May 6, 2010 – The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre is a treatment centre and research facility that brings together doctors, nurses, researchers and other healthcare professionals – all committed to improving care, finding new treatments and enhancing the quality of life of cancer patients.  The Cancer Centre is the second largest outpatient cancer centre in […]