“Improving patient outcomes is what the acute stroke unit is all about,” says Dalene Newton, Director of Adult Medicine and Complex Care. “The new bedside bullet rounds are designed to bring together the entire care team at the patient’s bedside on the third day of admission. They are there to answer questions and provide each patient, along with their family, a full picture of their condition and all the things that need to happen next.”

The new bedside interprofessional bullet rounds began its trial period this week and the team is confident they will improve the patient experience. Read the rest of this entry »

With the preparation underway for the upcoming 90 Days of Action: Safer Every Day work, safety is the hot topic around Saskatoon Health Region.

This is why the Region needs input from its physicians and employees about where safety improvements need to be made. Read the rest of this entry »

What do you remember about summer camp? Singing around a campfire? Tenting? Making new friends?

For a special group of kids who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), the summer camp by the lake you are imagining might not happen. But thanks to the hard work and dedication of therapists and volunteers at the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program, summer camp for these kids is possible and they get to experience all those things we mentioned, just in a slightly different setting. Read the rest of this entry »

The generosity of one man will help many in the Humboldt area.

A legacy donation from the late Barry Eggerman has allowed the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation (HDHF) to purchase a vein finder, a new technology to the Humboldt District Health Complex, valued at $18,000. Read the rest of this entry »

A mother walks into the emergency department with her infant son. An animal bite has caused an infection and she is told her son needs to receive antibiotics intravenously for a week. Thanks to the Home IV Therapy program, she and her son do not have to stay in hospital for a week. Instead, she takes her son home where she administers the IV antibiotics herself.

The goal of the Home IV Therapy program is to make it possible for patients like this mother and her son to manage their own care in the comfort of their homes, thus opening hospital beds to more critical patients. Read the rest of this entry »

When Lucy is making her rounds at the hospital, visiting her patients, there isn’t much that can faze her.

Except large floor cleaners.

“Yeah, she really doesn’t like the floor cleaning machines,” says Melissa Gieni. “She’ll wait until they pass before she makes a move.”

You see, Lucy is a dog. Read the rest of this entry »

For many, booking an appointment with a physiotherapist involves little more than getting a physician referral, making an appointment with a therapist and submitting an online health insurance form for reimbursement.

But for clients of the Lighthouse, a community-based organization that provides emergency shelter, supported living and affordable housing to those in need, accessing physiotherapy is next to impossible due to a lack of medical insurance, financial means and transportation to get to appointments. Read the rest of this entry »

June 23 was a day of both celebration and sadness for the community of Wadena as they bid farewell to Dr. Boktor, who was departing the community for Ottawa. A coffee party was hosted at the Wadena Hospital to celebrate the time Dr. Boktor spent in the community as a physician.

On behalf of hospital staff and the community, Sommer Macleod thanked Dr. Boktor for being a part of the Wadena health care team for the past two years, and wished him, his wife Phoebe and their daughter Deborah success and happiness in Ottawa. Read the rest of this entry »

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