In the Command Centre at the JGH, the discharge and/or transfer of patients is discussed by Suzette Chung (seated), Head of Discharge Planning for the hospital; and by (from left) Matthew Wener, Physiotherapist and team member in the Access Point for Rehabilitation Beds in Physical Health and Respiratory Care; Arleyne Coombs, Chief of Social Services; Marcia Da Silva, Social Worker in the Directorate of Mental Health and Addiction; and Thu Hanh Ngo Nguyen, Access Program Manager. The screens behind them display up-to-date information about the condition and progress of healthcare users in the JGH and in other CIUSSS facilities. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
August 2021Spotlight feature

New Command Centre helps free up beds for patients needing immediate care

Thanks to the new Command Centre at the JGH, fewer patients are experiencing significant delays in being discharged from the hospital.

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Dr. Jean Zigby, Associate Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, chairs a discussion on vaping with panelists (from left) Prof. Prabhat Jha, Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto; Flory Doucas, Co-Director of the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control; and Joseph Erban, a Smoking Cessation Counsellor at the JGH.
December 2019News

Skepticism expressed over vaping’s value in helping smokers to kick the habit

Can vaping help nicotine addicts kick the tobacco habit? Maybe in some cases, says Joseph Erban, the JGH’s Smoking Cessation Counsellor. But he opposes using vaping products for this purpose, because they haven’t undergone proper testing or quality control.

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After surgery, Giovannina Agostinelli receives information about her medications from Pharmacist Dana Wazzan (left) and Emanuela Ciarlelli, Head Nurse on 8West.
NewsNovember 2019

Opioid addiction is target of new JGH guidelines

As the toll of opioid addiction grows, new JGH guidelines have been approved to reduce the maximum amount of opioid medication that some surgery patients receive when discharged from the hospital.

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Cannabis
Health tipsOctober 2019

What you should know before you huff and puff the green stuff

Marijuana is legal in Canada, but is it safe for you? Maybe not, says a mental health expert at CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, so ask your doctor.

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