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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During a telehealth session, physiotherapist Mojdeh Hedjazi uses a visual platform on her laptop to demonstrate an exercise technique to a patient.
January 2021Telehealth

High marks from Physiotherapy patients surveyed about tele-rehabilitation

Telehealth is doing a good job of keeping patients connected to their healthcare providers during the pandemic, say those who were surveyed about the service.

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At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they work with a client (seen on-screen in a wheelchair) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client.
September 2020Telehealth

Telehealth opens new doors—and video screens—to rehabilitation at home

From high-touch to high-tech—that’s the change COVID-19 triggered in rehabilitation. Telehealth is now an option for clients recovering from stroke, getting measured for a wheelchair, and receiving support for autism.

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Maude Laliberté
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealJuly 2019

Want better health care? Then complain when it falls short, new Ombudsman urges

Want better health care? Then complain when it falls short, says Maude Laliberté, the new Ombudsman for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. She believes complaints aren’t necessarily negative, since they shine a much-needed light on areas that need improvement

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Backpack
Health tipsOctober 2018

Don’t let your backpack backstab you!

Your backpack shouldn’t feel like a stab in the back! Get some insight from an occupational therapist on what makes a backpack comfortable.

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April 2016Hope & Cope

Bone health assumes key importance in breast cancer recovery

One of Hope & Cope’s newest initiatives, the Breast & Bone Health Program, identifies women who have had breast cancer and are at risk for bone fragility.

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