When those with advanced dementia are receiving care that’s meant to maximize comfort, what should be avoided? Transferring them to a hospital, tube-feeding them, and testing or treating them for a bacterial infection, a U.S. geriatrics expert has told a JGH audience.
Red noses and belly laughs were abundant in the JGH lobby, as Dr. Clown’s zaniest merry-makers marked 15 years of visits to the hospital.
A new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery has been performed at the JGH for the first time in Quebec. Spinal endoscopy allows tiny surgical instruments to be inserted into the body through a single metal tube, with little or no damage to surrounding tissues.
The JGH has been certified by Choosing Wisely Canada for eliminating tests and procedures that are unnecessary, as determined by the latest research. As a result, patients have less exposure to potential harm, plus reduced stress.
Need a blood test? You’ve got new options at CLSCs in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. The service has been launched at Park Extension, hours are longer at René Cassin, and you’ll find Metro and Benny Farm quick and easy—perfect for avoiding crowds at the JGH Test Centre.
Coping with the high volume of emergency patients and preventing the spread of infection were the focus of attention on June 25 during a visit to the JGH by Danielle McCann, Minister of Health and Social Services.
Music soared across the grounds and through the corridors of the JGH again this June, as the JGH Jazz Festival celebrated its gala 20th year of entertaining patients, visitors and staff.
Amid singing and celebration, as well as a few moments of solemnity, a Torah scroll that has been associated with the family of Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg for at least 80 years was dedicated to the JGH chapel on May 19.
Need information about mental health and related community services? Check out the JGH’s new Resource Centre in the lobby of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. Computer terminals, a library and friendly volunteers will help you find what you need.