Medicine and Emergency Care

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Health Sciences North provides a full range of medical and emergency specialties that include the following program clusters: cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general medicine/family medicine, neurology, oncology and respiratory.

Community linkages include the Community Care Access Centre, home nursing services, nursing homes, family physicians, satellite host hospitals, HIV services and numerous foundations and societies.

Emergency Department (ED)

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The Emergency Department provides care to 63,000 people each year, which includes trauma patients. Trauma is the leading cause of death under the age of 45 in northeastern Ontario and there are 70% more deaths from trauma in northeastern Ontario than in the rest of the province. Services include a comprehensive range of programs, and care is provided to a full spectrum of patients including infants, children, adults and the elderly. 

Consultation for Older Adults with Acutely Compromised Health (COACH)

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The role of the team is to provide early assessment (preferably within 48 hours) of adults 65+ currently admitted to an inpatient bed.  The focus will be on those patients that have lost or are at risk to lose independence in their activities of daily living as a result of their acute illness. 

The ultimate goal is to improve functional outcomes of seniors at hospital discharge, reducing the length of stay needed to achieve these outcomes, and resulting in decreased risk for hospital re-admission and becoming ALC awaiting long-term care placement.

Trauma

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The Trauma Program is an active participant in the Ontario Trauma Registry and Health Sciences North is one of only 11 hospitals in the province given Lead Trauma Hospital designation. As a trauma referral centre, Health Sciences North is able to abstract and contribute data which facilitates the reduction of trauma injury admissions and deaths via planning and evaluation of prevention programs, legislative changes and cost expenditures provincially.
 
The program provides core trauma education, such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) to health care providers, and maintains an active quality assurance program. Clinical activities include chart reviews, patient and family interactions, ongoing communication with multidisciplinary care teams, quality improvement, research, injury prevention and administration.

Contact Information:

Trauma Services Department
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON
P3E 5J1

Trauma Case Manager
Theresa Murray, RN
705-523-7100  ext. 1591
tmurray@hsnsudbury.ca

Palliative Unit

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The 6 bed palliative unit offers a multidisciplinary approach to care to address physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial concerns that arise during the course of palliative and end of life care. Particular concern is given to pain and symptom management that cannot be provided in a community setting. Care is provided by a highly trained inter professional team with an intense focus on palliation of symptoms.

Centre for Prehospital Care (CPC)

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As a Base Hospital, HSN’s Centre for Prehospital Care is responsible for providing medical oversight for paramedics across Northeastern Ontario in accordance with the Provincial Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards. The Centre for Prehospital Care provides medical delegation, online medical direction and control, certification, quality assurance, and continuing medical education for paramedics in Northeastern Ontario.   

There are over 650 paramedics including Advanced Care Paramedics and Primary Care Paramedics certified under HSN’s Centre for Prehospital Care.

Click here to view the Centre for Prehospital Care website. 

 

Oncology Medical Unit

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The 52 bed Oncology and Medical Unit offers inpatient treatment and a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services with a client centered approach to acute medical patients admitted with disease or disorders with the specialty of Oncology, Nephrology and General Internal Medicine. Highly trained physicians, nurses and professional staff provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of these patients.

This Oncology and Medical Unit is also part of the Clinical Teaching Unit as a component of our academic learning centre.

General Internal Medicine

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This 39-bed General and Internal Medicine Unit is intended to service the acute medical patients. The unit is the designated Stroke Unit for the HSN.  This focus allows us to offer the highest level of specialty care for both the patient and their family.  Care is provided by a highly trained interdisciplinary team having the needed skills and abilities to service the diverse needs of the patients admitted to the unit.  We offer a comprehensive spectrum of diagnostic and related therapeutic services. 

This unit is also part of the Clinical Teaching Unit as a component of our academic learning centre.

Respiratory Care Unit

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This 39 bed Respiratory Care Unit offers medical treatment and a full range of diagnostic and related therapeutic services with a client centered approach to patients with mild, moderate and severe respiratory diseases and acute medical patients.

Highly trained physicians, nurses and professional staff provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary and academic approach to the diagnosis and management of adult patients with respiratory diseases.

The Respiratory Care Unit is also part of the Clinical Teaching Unit as a component of our academic learning centre.