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One thousand opportunities.
One million dollars to change
the face of health care for women.
The Ontario government directs 46% of spending to care for more patients, many of them chronically ill, within a system designed for acute illnesses and reactive treatment. Women’s College Hospital has a solution: we are changing the very definition of hospital and creating a health-care system that delivers services better, faster safer and more cost-effectively than ever before.
Impossible. That’s what some people said when Women’s College Hospital set out to help create a more sustainable Canadian health-care system. They were wrong. We are well on our way to creating one of the most ground-breaking institutions in the world focused on advancing health care for women and pioneering new models of care that can impact and benefit patients everywhere.
From a ground-breaking breast reconstruction surgical approach to pain management that begins even before surgery is underway, Women’s College Hospital is pioneering new ways of getting patients home safely and comfortably within 18 hours. Our work is challenging the traditional concepts of what can be accomplished in ‘day surgery’ and is influencing health-care practice across Canada and beyond.
Nearly 20% of patients discharged from Toronto hospitals are readmitted within three months. Women’s College Hospital’s Virtual Ward applies the best elements of care to patients discharged from Toronto hospitals so they can recover in the comfort of home. It offers direct, 24/7 access to physicians and other health-care professionals, dramatically reducing the need for patient readmission.
We identify the problems that strain and undermine Ontario’s health system to inform targeted solutions for better managing illness and preventing health crises. By improving health-care access and delivery for Ontarians, we’re building models of care that can support health and well-being for all Canadians. It’s about delivering care that works, the first time.
At Women’s College Hospital, research underpins all that we do. Many of our scientists are clinically-based and their research questions are shaped by the needs of their patients. Real-life clinical needs and cultural perspectives drive the focus of all of our work.