Can our friendly antibiotics become our foes?
Does a sneeze or cough send you reaching for self-prescribed antibiotics? Trying to fight the common cold or flu by taking leftover prescription medication can be dangerous, including adverse interactions with other drugs.
Digital prescriptions speed medication to patients while boosting safety
Prescription medication is reaching hospitalized patients at the JGH more quickly and safely, thanks to a digital ordering system that has been implemented more extensively than in any Quebec healthcare facility with a comparable patient population.
Don’t just flush your old medications – dispose of them properly
If you haven’t organized your medicine cabinet in a while, don’t delay; your expired or unused drugs need to go. Opioid abuse can occur in homes where unused drugs are discovered and consumed by children.
Your trusted source of healthcare information
An abundance of informative and reliable material on a wide array of healthcare topics is right at your fingertips, thanks to the librarians of the JGH Patient & Family Resource Centre.
Eliminating the deficit while maintaining
the quality of care
Numerous measures are now being implemented across the JGH, as a result of a meticulous, months-long budget-balancing process that was launched in mid-2014.