Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Opal - An App to Empower Patients

Opal - An App to Empower Patients

Will it become widespread?

Or is it just wishful thinking?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Caregivers of elderly face stress, tears with scant support

'They feel alone. They feel depressed. They feel distressed,'

Many doctors don't trust caregivers, but here's why they should:
Dr. Brian Goldman

Patients stuck in hospital waiting for home care causing 'ripple effect'
CBC

Thursday, April 18, 2019

As fewer patients sue their doctor, the rate of winning malpractice suits is dropping too | CBC News

" ...the CMPA has significant resources to support doctors in a legal fight. The association's most recent annual report from 2017 shows the CMPA holds $4.5 billion in assets.

But for patients who find it difficult to fund their own cases, many may be surprised to learn they are also indirectly funding the doctors' legal expenses."

Safe patient care will occur in a
culture of honesty, trust,
respect and open communication.




Monday, March 25, 2019

No right to 'play God'

Woman sues Toronto doctors for allegedly ignoring father's wishes to stay alive
Doctors accused of negligence or malpractice in the death of Second World War vet

Monday, June 18, 2018

Death of woman hospitalized for 'horrific' bedsore sparks criminal investigation


Woman died as a result of complications from untreated pressure ulcer

Expert says pressure injuries such as bedsores are preventable

Monday, May 07, 2018

Boy comes back to life after parents sign papers to donate his organs

Boy, 13, who fractured his skull in seven places is hailed as a miracle child for 'coming back to life' after doctors predicted he would be a 'vegetable' and his parents signed papers to donate his organs                                   click here


Trenton McKinley defied all odds.
After the 13-year-old boy was severely injured in a dune buggy accident, his parents made the difficult decision to donate his organs following days of him being apparently brain dead, according to Fox 10. But after the papers were signed, he miraculously regained consciousness.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Alfie Evans - Alder Hey Children's Hospital

TOT'S BATTLE Who is Alfie Evans, how long has he been at Alder Hey hospital and who are the baby’s parents Kate James and Tom Evans?
The child's life support has been switched off after his parents lost the latest in a string of legal battles


'We were told he wouldn't last five minutes and here we are 36 hours later. He looks comfortable. He looks chilled. And that's what's the most important thing right now.'




update UK time
At this moment, 5:40pm on Wednesday 25th April, Alfie Evans is still clinging to life, and the Court of Appeal is deciding whether Tom and Kate can take their son to Rome.
Click here

update Apr 26, 2018
Launching campaign for 'Alfie's Law' to give parents more say
click here

Nearly, but not quite the same in Canada.
Click here

Sunday, April 29, 2018
R.I.P.

Alder Hey organs scandal

Monday, August 21, 2017

CampOut for Cancer

Hello!

We are so excited to be participating in CampOut for Cancer. It’s a new fundraising event that will challenge our team to be creative in dreaming up how to campout on a cool October night next fall in support of Camp Trillium. 

Camp Trillium is truly a camp like no other. It’s the largest of its kind in North America, sending 3100 campers each year to year-round camping and recreational experiences at no cost to the families. It’s privately funded, and a volunteer-based charity. And it's unique model of bringing entire families who live with cancer together at camp has since been adopted by many other camps across North America. 

The startling fact is, each year nearly 500 children in Ontario are diagnosed with cancer. So by donating to our CampOut for Cancer fundraising campaign, you will be helping to send more kids who have been diagnosed with cancer to a place where can spend time having fun with their brothers and sisters, make new friends, and forget about cancer for a while.

Until there is a cure, there’s Camp Trillium.

Thanks for considering donating to our team campaign! We really appreciate all of the support to help us reach our fundraising goal. 

Please make a donation


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Investigation launched after B.C. father visits hospital 4 times before stroke diagnosis



When accessing a hospital's "Emergency" facility, 
should it be necessary to have an aggressive advocate accompany you?


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