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TSH Services

  1. 1. Accessing Hospital Services Chester Lee Corner “Women in Action Group”Seemi KhanCommunity Outreach CoordinatorWednesday, April 11, 2012
  2. 2. The Scarborough Hospital - Two LocationsBirchmount Campus General Campus
  3. 3. The Scarborough Hospital’s Vision To be recognized as Canada’s leader in providing the best healthcare for a global community. This “global community” includes our diverse newcomer population in Scarborough.
  4. 4. Step 1: Become Actively Involved In Your Health!• You need to understand as much as you can about your health, treatment or tests you may undergo.• Write down any questions you may have and ask the staff or doctor to explain in ‘plain language’ so you will understand.• If it’s helpful bring a relative or friend with you.
  5. 5. Step 2: Talking With Your Healthcare Provider• Tell them how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally• Tell them your medical and family history• Tell them of recent illnesses, hospital and doctor visits• Tell them of your previous treatments or surgeries• Provide a list of current medications• Allergies to food/medication• Herbal Supplements/Vitamins
  6. 6. Step 3: Questions You Might Ask Your Healthcare Provider• What is my health problem?• What do I need to do?• Why do I need to do this?• What will it involve?• What if I don’t take this treatment?• Are there any side effects? If yes, what are they?• Are there alternatives? If yes, what are the they?
  7. 7. Step 4: How Can The Hospital Help?EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT – When to come?• Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath• Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure• Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness• Changes in vision• Confusion or changes in mental status• Any sudden or severe pain• Uncontrolled bleeding• Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea• Coughing or vomiting blood• Suicidal feelings• Difficulty speaking
  8. 8. Step 4: How Can The Hospital Help?EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT – What to expect when you come?• You will first talk with a nurse trained to assess the severity of medical conditions• Patients with life-threatening conditions to be seen first.• Patients must tell their symptoms and medical history/medications taking.• Based on information provided, might have to wait. If symptoms worsen then need to tell triage nurse.• Once you see a doctor, they will determine if you need tests or if you need to be admitted.• When discharged from ER you will be given written instructions on how to care for your illness along with any prescriptions.• If discharged and situation worsens, come back to the ER.
  9. 9. Step 4: How Can The Hospital Help?Hospital Fees:• Ambulance fee with health card - $45• Ambulance without a health card - $240• Non-complicated ED visit without a health card - $260• Rate for uninsured bed - $1800 per night While you are awaiting your health card you should purchase private insurance for these 90 days.
  10. 10. Step 4: How Can The Hospital Help?Patient Relations – Complaint Process• Patient Relations gathers information and investigates the concerns• Review the health record, talk to staff and physicians• Work with family/patient and staff to resolve concerns• Resolving concerns may include; – Reviewing record with patient/family – Family meetings – Letters of clarification – Phone calls• To get in-touch ask staff/go online/call• We try to resolve complaints within 15 working days
  11. 11. Step 4: How Can The Hospital Help?FREE Interpretation Services:• Two full-time interpreters (9-5 / Mon-Fri.)  One Tamil interpreter at General Location (McCowan and Lawrence)  One Chinese speaking Cantonese/Mandarin at Birchmount Location (Birchmount and Finch)• Telephone interpretation phones that are available  24/7 in 200 languages
  12. 12. Step 4: How Can The Hospital Help?Special Needs:• Tell us if you require the following:  Assistive walking, hearing devices, require sign language• Let us know if you have any religious/cultural/dietary requests and the staff will do their best to meet your needs.• Ask to speak to a social worker so you can access supports and community services.
  13. 13. Step 5: Hospital Services• The Scarborough Hospital Information Tables:  Diabetes Education  Maternal Newborn and Childcare Program  Cancer Information (Oncology)  Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network Clinic (Seniors Clinic)  Organ Donation (Trillium Gift of Life)  Family Practice – Accepting new patients
  14. 14. Contact Us:• Seemi Khan Community Outreach Coordinator skhan@tsh.to 416-431-8200 ext.6041• Waheeda Rahman, MA Director, Diversity, Equity and Stakeholder Outreach The Scarborough HospitalDepartment Email: diversity@tsh.to

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