Beach Grove Home nurse receives Provincial Shelley L. Woods Excellence in Person-Centered Care Award

  Maureen Coulter (  Published: Dec 04, 2017 at 5:11 p.m. Updated: Dec 04, 2017 at 5:12 p.m. FacebookTwitterMore490 Shirley James of Sherwood is this year’s recipient of the Provincial Shelley L. Woods Excellence in Person-Centered Care Award. – Maureen Coulter/The Guardian CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – It all began on a farm in Morell. Growing up, Shirley James, along… (read more)

Why P.E.I. nursing students are learning about cultural sensitivity

Class aims to make health-care experience better for newcomers CBC News Posted: Nov 30, 2017 5:00 PM AT Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017 5:00 PM AT UPEI nursing students Bernadette Cheverie, left, and Julia Johnson play a game during their cultural inclusion class. (Karen Mair/CBC) Related Stories How international students at UPEI are sharing language and culture… (read more)

Nursing shortage on P.E.I. taking toll on morale, union says

Province hopes new nursing strategy will strengthen recruitment and retention By Cody MacKay, CBC News Posted: Nov 30, 2017 8:00 PM AT Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017 8:00 PM AT The P.E.I. Nurses’ Union says expanding UPEI’s nursing program would help chip away at growing need for nurses. (File Photo)   Related Stories New course for P.E.I. health workers… (read more)

Violence toward health-care workers a concern for Health PEI

Workplace violence on pace for 40% increase this year By Kevin Yarr, CBC News Posted: Nov 29, 2017 4:00 PM AT Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017 4:00 PM AT Violent incidents are happening in all departments, Health PEI says. (CBC) Health-care workplace violence under-reported, suggests Ontario study Health PEI is concerned it is in the midst of a significant… (read more)

OPINION: Keeping all Islanders safe

  The Guardian Published: Nov 25, 2017 at 8:19 a.m. FacebookTwitterMore86 The P.E.I. Nurses’ Union is drawing government’s attention to a nurses shortage. (Submitted photo) – Submitted Increased registered nurse recruitment and retention essential for patient care BY MONA O’SHEA GUEST OPINION Recent media coverage regarding the psychiatrist shortage on P.E.I. has brought public attention to… (read more)

Planning set to begin on P.E.I.’s new mental health facility

Money set aside, consulting firm hired, province says CBC News Posted: Nov 22, 2017 5:12 PM AT Last Updated: Nov 22, 2017 5:12 PM AT The new Mental Health and Addictions Campus will replace the Hillsborough Hospital in Charlottetown. (CBC) Related Stories ‘It’s just about finding that balance’: P.E.I. looks to replace, renew and develop mental health… (read more)

Former patient sings praises of Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  Published: Nov 15, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. FacebookTwitterMore103 Doug Newson, left, chairman of the 2017-18 Friends for Life Campaign, and grateful former QEH patient Gary Rayner. (JIM DAY/THE GUARDIAN) QEH Foundation launches Friends for Life Campaign CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – For more than 30 years, Lynda Rayner was part of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s caring team…. (read more)

Violence against front-line hospital staff on rise, more protection needed: union

  (spotmatik/ Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press  Published Sunday, November 5, 2017 8:23AM EST  TORONTO — As a 42-year nursing veteran of Ontario’s hospital system, Linda Clayborne is no stranger to what’s become a growing phenomenon — escalating incidents of violence perpetrated by patients and even family members against front-line health-care staff. “I’ve been kicked,… (read more)

Kings County Memorial emergency wait times added to web site

Emergency wait times in Charlottetown and Summerside went online in 2013 By Kevin Yarr, CBC News Posted: Oct 04, 2017 8:41 AM AT Last Updated: Oct 04, 2017 8:55 AM AT Wait times are updated every five minutes. (Health PEI) 65 shares   Facebook     Twitter     Reddit     Google     Share     Email… (read more)

Universal pharmacare would save Canadians $4.2B a year, parliamentary budget officer says

New estimate of the cost to the federal government for a universal drug program points to overall savings CBC News Posted: Sep 28, 2017 1:31 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 29, 2017 9:58 AM ET One argument for a universal drug plan in Canada is that people are less likely to take their prescribed medications when they… (read more)