This unit cares for patients who have a variety of breathing-related problems, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pneumonia and complex medical patients.
Our healthcare team consists of physicians, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a discharge planner, social worker, a respiratory therapist, a speech language pathologist, a chaplain, unit clerks, and volunteers. Each member has a specific role to play to ensure seamless integration of care and together, they strive to provide exceptional care to each patient and family.
Free in-home support for COPD and heart failure
There is support available to help you live better with
chronic lung disease and/or congestive heart failure. OTN Telehomecare is a
six-month program that provides, at no cost to you, simple equipment to check
your vital signs daily. A nurse will monitor your results and contact you
should there be signs of condition worsening. The nurse will also connect with
you weekly by phone to help you achieve your health goals. This
government-funded program has helped more than 14,000 people; it’s also been
shown to keep people healthier at home and cut down on trips to the hospital.
You can refer yourself or a loved one to the program. Just go to https://ontariotelehomecare.ca/, and
enter your postal code to find the site in your area that provides
Telehomecare. You can also call 1-855-991-8191.