Healthcare

Opinion: Women don’t have to die from cervical cancer

Opinion: Women don’t have to die from cervical cancer

Editor’s Note: Dr. Eloise Chapman-Davis is director of gynecologic oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Denise Howard is chief of obstetrics and gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and a vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. The views expressed in this commentary are their own. Read …

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Ontario announces free tuition for more people to pursue careers in health care

Ontario announces free tuition for more people to pursue careers in health care

Ontario’s increasingly-say shortage of trained hospital staff could actually prove advantageous (in a roundabout way) for people in the province who are about to graduate, or simply want to change what they do for a living – with all expenses paid. Premier Doug Ford announced on Friday that his government is expanding its Learn and …

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Girl who had limbs amputated after hospital mistake wins seven-figure payout

Girl who had limbs amputated after hospital mistake wins seven-figure payout

Get the free Morning Headlines email for news from our reporters across the world Sign up to our free Morning Headlines email A girl who had all four of her limbs amputated after she was wrongfully discharged from hospital has won a multimillion-pound payout. The child was taken to the emergency department at Frimley Park …

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New payment model for BC family doctors released

The BC government, in partnership with Doctors of BC, has released details about its new payment model for family doctors, a plan that could reshape primary care across the province. Payment details of “The Longitudinal Family Physician Payment Model” were distributed to family doctors on Friday. The payment model includes compensating doctors for their time, …

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Last remaining ER doctor in Port Hardy pleads for help after colleagues resign

Port Hardy’s physician shortage is facing a critical condition of its own, and the soon-to-be last remaining emergency room doctor there says he can’t do it alone. “Does this mean that cancer cases will be diagnosed too late? Yes. Does it mean that patients will potentially die because of care delivered too late? I hope …

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Professional college sanctions Burnaby nurse

A Burnaby nurse has been disciplined for practice issues related to “aseptic technique, infection control, medications and focused assessments,” according to the province’s professional college. The practice issues occurred in September 2021, according to a notification posted Thursday on the BC College of Nurses and Midwives website. The notice does not specify the facility in …

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Nova Scotia health care: Changes announced to improve care in ERs

Nova Scotia has announced extra resources to alleviate the pressure on strained emergency departments, following the recent deaths of two women who waited hours for care. At a news conference Wednesday morning, health officials outlined extra measures to improve ambulance response times, address long wait times and overcrowding in Nova Scotia’s ERs, and offer people …

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Grand River Hospital implementing AI to help support patient needs

Grand River Hospital in Kitchener announced it will be the first teaching community hospital in Canada to use artificial intelligence as a clinical decision support system. On Thursday, the hospital said it has partnered with Signal 1. “This doesn’t replace the work and expertise of multi-disciplinary care teams, and in fact, it was developed in …

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Health minister addresses hiring authority, Health PEI Board resignation

STORY CONTINUES BELOW THESE SALTWIRE VIDEOS CORNWALL, PEI — The province’s health minister says his department will be delving into the reasons behind the recent resignation of Derek Key as former chair of the board of Health PEI In his resignation letter to PEI Premier Dennis King dated Dec. 6, Key had warned of the …

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