2011 05-28 overview of services


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Caring For You, Caring For Our Community 2011

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  • Cardio-Respiratory and Critical Care Team provides expert care to a diverse population of patients requiring advanced care and monitoring of respiratory, cardiac or other system effected. The multidisciplinary team consists of physician, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians and physio. or occupational therapists. The program encompasses the following services and also TSH has a partnership program for Home Oxygen Services. The Pacemaker Program Ensures that patients who require a pacemaker to regulate their heart rhythm have the procedure done and recover with the assistance of specially trained nurses who provide follow-up and monitoring once the pacemaker implant has occurred. The Heart Function Clinic Serves to provide care and follow-up to assist patients to manage their heart function through assessment, education monitoring and consultation with a specially trained team. The Sleep Diagnostic Centres has Specialized staff who monitor patients through evening and night appointments to determine breathing and sleep disorders. The Pulmonary Function Lab Is a testing clinic to assess breathing and lung function.
  • Acute Care for Elders Unity (ACE) Inpatient unit at each campus to provide support for frail seniors. Length of stay is up to 10 days. Open for 10 years and considered best practices for supporting frail hospitalized seniors. VALUE Program (Volunteers Assisting the Leisure Unique needs of our Elderly New program in 2011 on in-patient medical units to improve patient experience with socialization and stimulation
  • Oncology Program development and expansion underway
  • For persons experiencing a disruption in mood or thought processes including those who have suffered a recent loss or significant life transition i.e.. Unemployment, settlement, divorce thre are a range of community services available that are best accessed through your family physician or primary care provider.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease is defined as the presence of kidney damage or a decreased level of kidney function for a period of three months or more.
  • 2011 05-28 overview of services

    1. 1. The Scarborough Hospital Services (TSH) Dr. Tom Chan, MD CCFP (EM) Medical Director and Chief for Emergency and Urgent Care
    2. 2. The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) <ul><li>SERVICES ACROSS EIGHT PATIENT CARE AREAS: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Cardio- Respiratory and Critical Care </li></ul><ul><li>2. Diagnostic Services </li></ul><ul><li>3. Maternal Newborn and Childcare </li></ul><ul><li>4. Medicine and Geriatrics </li></ul><ul><li>5. Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>6. Nephrology (Kidney) and Diabetes Education </li></ul><ul><li>7. Surgery, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>8. Emergency and Urgent Care </li></ul>
    3. 3. Cardio-Respiratory and Critical Care Program <ul><li>The Coronary Care </li></ul><ul><li>The Pacemaker Program </li></ul><ul><li>The Heart Function Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>The Sleep Diagnostic Centre </li></ul><ul><li>The Pulmonary Function Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory Services </li></ul>
    4. 4. Maternal Newborn and Childcare Program <ul><li>First hospital in Ontario to establish a home-like birthing unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Family-centered model - 5000 deliveries between the General and Birchmount Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Toronto Public Health ensuring access to breastfeeding services </li></ul><ul><li>Paediatrics – Supporting children and families with child life specialists including inpatient, day surgery and day clinic units. </li></ul><ul><li>Paed Link – The implementation of a fast-track process for children and their families seeking care in the emergency department resulting in decreased wait times for the paediatric population. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Medicine and Geriatrics Program <ul><li>Social Work – Provides in-patient support, linkages to community services, discharge planning for patients leaving hospital. </li></ul><ul><li>G eriatric A ssessment and I ntervention N etwork (GAIN) Clinic – Cross-discipline team assessment to provide support to frail seniors living in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Palliative Care (focuses on relieving and preventing suffering of patients) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Oncology Program <ul><li>Provides cancer care treatment and consultation to Scarborough residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Five highly-trained medical oncologists and a team of specialty-trained nurses provide high-quality care. </li></ul><ul><li>The provision of oncology services at TSH means that Scarborough residents, some of whom currently have to travel downtown for their care, can receive the same level of care close to home. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Mental Health Program <ul><li>82,000 visits per year in a range of languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides diagnosis, treatment, community reintegration and psychosocial rehabilitation for patients suffering from severe and persistent major mental illness. </li></ul><ul><li>Inpatient/outpatient, community programs and supportive housing service. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessed by the Emergency department or through a psychiatrists affiliated with TSH. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Nephrology and Dialysis Program (Kidney) <ul><li>The Scarborough Hospital is home to the largest Nephrology Program in North America. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 6,000 patients receiving care. </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of 26 Regional Chronic Kidney Disease programs in Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>The program has links with St. Michael’s Hospital for transplantation and linkages with various community program. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Diabetes Education Centre <ul><li>Goal - Enable patients to cope positively and gain independence in living with diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary team including, certified diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, social workers, endocrinologists and chiropodists </li></ul><ul><li>Program Components include: individual assessments and follow ups, group education program, gestational diabetes classes, diabetes-related equipment instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Booking an appointment: </li></ul><ul><li>Referrals from all physicians and self-referrals are accepted. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Emergency and Urgent Care <ul><li>Two full-service Emergency Departments (General and Birchmount campuses) offer around-the-clock urgent care. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 100,000 people are treated every year — making TSH one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009, TSH opened its new Emergency Department at the General campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Upon arriving in Emergency, all patients are assessed by a nurse, who places patients in priority based on the severity of their condition. </li></ul>