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Welcome Patients and Visitors My name is Rik Ganderton, and I am the President & CEO here at the Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS). I’d like to take a moment to personally welcome you to RVHS. Whether you are a patient or visitor, you should know that at Rouge Valley Centenary in east Toronto and Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering in west Durham, delivering the best patient care is our priority. It is also our mantra to be the best at what we do. This is not a task that our team of health care professionals take lightly.

We pride ourselves on our quality core services in Emergency, Cardiac Care, Mental Health and Paediatrics. Both of our hospital campuses have fully-supported emergency departments equipped to serve the acute care needs of our rapidlygrowing and richly-diverse communities.

Rik Ganderton President & C.E.O.

Our expansion at Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering is already well underway on time and on budget for completion in 2010. Our patients will see and additional 70,000 square feet of healthcare facilities for emergency and related services. The redevelopment project includes:

New Emergency Department • Construction will provide space for the anticipated 60,000 patient visits a year. Currently staff and physicians care for 42,000-plus patients a year in a space designed for 20,000. • A special area to treat patients who may have come in contact with dangerous chemicals is also part of the design. • Ambulances will access the Emergency Department by a dedicated road through a new four-bay covered entrance.

New Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiac Diagnostic Area • New and better designed space will improve access in the Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiac Diagnostic areas of the hospital. • New equipment will be installed in this space and cardiac education will be enhanced.

New Laboratory • A new lab will be built. • Services will continue to be provided for inpatients and outpatients.

New Complex Continuing Care Unit • This new unit will allow the hospital to care for patients who are transitioning from acute care to long term care or home.

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Expanded Ambulatory Care Unit • Will provide space for outpatient clinic visits, a fracture clinic, outpatient procedures, medical day care and pre-admit visits. At Rouge Valley Centenary, we have recently opened the new Birthing and Newborn Centre in early 2009 to replace our old facilities. The new centre includes: • 16 Labour, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) rooms that each look like a wellfurnished bedroom • 21 additional post-partum beds for use by mothers who need to stay longer than 60 hours after giving birth, or when the LDRP rooms are needed for deliveries. These beds are located in postpartum rooms that will be comfortable, homelike spaces where mothers and babies are cared for together by the same health care team. These rooms also provide space for family members to stay overnight. Visiting hours are unlimited. • A brand new Advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, built adjacent to modern, state-of-the-art operative birthing rooms. • A Family Lounge with comfortable chairs and couches, a children’s play area, a telephone and internet access. This is an area for families to relax while awaiting the birth of a baby, or when visiting the mother and baby after birth. The lounge also offers a small library of educational material, to help families feel a part of the birthing and baby care process. • Four private care-by-parent rooms for parents to look after babies who may be admitted for prolonged periods. • Two overnight hostel rooms for mothers and families who have been discharged before their babies are ready to go home.

Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) - The best at what we do. RVHS is an excellent acute care community hospital, with many programs including 24/7/365 emergency, cardiac care and mental health. Rouge Valley consists of several health sites, including two community hospital campuses: Rouge Valley Centenary in east Toronto; Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering in west Durham. Together a team of physicians including 224 general practitioners and 325 specialists, 1,000 nurses and many other professionals, care for a broad spectrum of health conditions. In consultation and partnership with community members, other hospitals, health care organizations, the Central East Local Health Integration Network and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Rouge Valley continues to improve its programs catering to the needs of the growing communities of east Toronto, Ajax, Pickering and Whitby. In these pages, you will find information on how to properly prepare for your hospital stay, how to find the services you may require while you’re in the hospital, and how to contact staff. Please feel free to ask our courteous staff or volunteers for any assistance or information. www.rougevalley.ca

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Our Commitment to You OUR VISION To provide the best healthcare experience for our patients and their families.

Our Mission To be the best at what we do.

VALUES • Accountable for our resources, our services and our behaviours; • Responsive, respectful and caring to our patients, colleagues and community; • Value the diversity of our organization and community; • Honest and trustworthy; • Strive for innovation and high performance and committed to continuous learning.

We are also focused on:

Quality By looking at best practices in industry, we will develop common standards of care for all of our services at each hospital - Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering; and Rouge Valley Centenary ensuring that they are of the highest quality.

Growth Rouge Valley serves growing communities east Toronto and west Durham - so we will focus on expanding key services within available funding to meet community needs.

Partnerships We will work cooperatively with family physicians, other hospitals and local healthcare providers to develop new services and help ensure that the people in our communities have access to the services that they need.

Community Involvement We will do a better job of keeping our communities informed and involved as we move forward to meet the challenges we face. If you would like to have a Rouge Valley leaders speak and meet with your community organization, please call 416-284-8131 ext. 7121.

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table of contents Welcome from the President & C.E.O............................................... 2 Our Commitment to You.................... 4

Your Stay in the Hospital

Checking in at Admitting.................. 7 Patient Rooms.................................... 7

Inquiries............................................13 Stay Informed....................................13 The Tom Leon Health Resource Centre................................................14 www.rougevalley.ca...........................14

Parking and Transportation

Safety First

Parking..............................................14

For Your Health

Helping Patients Cope.......................16 Baby Photos.......................................16 Library Cart......................................16

Cell Phones......................................... 8 Balloons.............................................. 8 Diabetes Education............................ 8 Fire Alarms........................................ 8 Medical Students................................ 8 Nurse Call System............................. 8 Nutritional Counselling..................... 8

For Your Convenience

Bank Machines................................... 9 E-mailing Patients............................. 9 Hair Care Services............................. 9 Lost and Found.................................. 9 Mail..................................................... 9 Newspapers......................................... 9 Pay Phones and Taxi Phones............10 Telephone Rentals.............................10 Television Rentals.............................10

Auxiliary and Volunteers

After Hours Clinics

Centenary Family Physician Clinic.. 17 After Hours Walk-In Clinics.............17

Special Care Arrangements

Construction Zone Please Be Patient..........................10 Going Home

Cardiac Care......................................18 Follow-Up Care..................................18 Family Doctor....................................18 Lifeline...............................................18 Look Good, Feel Better Program.....19 Palliative Care...................................19 Pet Therapy.......................................19 Private Nursing & Private Nursing Assistant Care....................19 Social Workers...................................19 Faith and Family: Chaplaincy Services......................... 20

Paying Your Bill

new patient services Rouge Valley Ajax & Pickering

Planning for Your Discharge............11 Home Care Services..........................11

Fees and Uninsured Charges.......... 12 Business Office/Cashier’s Office...... 12

Being A Patient

Visiting Hours...................................13 Know Your Care Givers....................13 Waiting...............................................13

Newborn Screening Program...........21 Educational Services.........................21 Enhanced Rooming In......................21 Breastfeeding Resources...................21 Back to Sleep Program.................... 22 Healthy Babies, Healthy Children... 22

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Circumcision in the Hospital........... 22 Infant Discharge.............................. 22

Rouge Valley - Centenary Women’s Health Program................ 22 Education.......................................... 22 Regional Genetics Program............. 23 Breastfeeding Clinic . ...................... 23 Promoting Women’s Health............. 23 Children and Youth Regional Care Unit..................................... 23 NICU (Advanced level II)................ 23 The Health Care Team.................. 24 Admitting Routine......................... 24 Visitors............................................ 24 Mealtimes....................................... 24 Before Discharge............................ 24 Controlling Infection...................... 24 Toys................................................. 24 Information.................................... 25 Playroom......................................... 25 Children and Teen Clinics........ 25 Children’s Mental Health.............. 25 Galaxy 12 Bank of Montreal Child and Teen Clinics................... 25 Community Asthma Care Centre.. 25 Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Program ...................... 25 Pre-Admit Clinic............................ 25 Regional Neonatal (Newborn) Follow-Up Clinic............................. 26 Diabetic Education Clinic.............. 26 Teen Clinic...................................... 26 Paediatric Consultation Clinic....... 26 Infectious Disease Clinic................ 26 Scoliosis Clinic . ............................. 26 Nephrology Clinic . ........................ 26 Sickle Cell Clinic............................ 26 RSV Clinic ..................................... 27

Community Outreach................ 27 Multicultural Workshops............... 27 Interpreter Services....................... 27

other health care services

The Court at Rouge Valley Centenary......................................... 28 Court Telephone Directory.............. 28 Food Services.................................... 28 Gift Shops......................................... 29

future directions Rouge Valley Ajax & Pickering

Emergency Services......................... 30 Diagnostic Services.......................... 30 Ambulatory Care Services............... 30 Laboratory Services......................... 30 Rehabilitation Services.................... 30 Complex Continuing Care................ 30

Rouge Valley - Centenary Regional Children’s Health Centre... 30 Child and Adolescent Mental Health............................................... 30 Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care......31 Cardiac Surgery................................31 Magnetic Resonance Imaging..........31 TRANSAMERICA Breast Screening Centre...............................31 Emergency Services..........................31

telephone directory......... 32 support community health care............................... 34 community supporters... 35

Please note: we are constantly changing to meet your needs. The information presented here may be subject to change.

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Your Stay in the Hospital Checking in at Admitting The first thing to do when you arrive is to check in at Admitting, which is just off the lobby at both the Ajax and Centenary locations. There, you will register as a patient and provide the information we need to begin taking care of you.

You’ll need to bring the following: • Your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card; • Your Rouge Valley Health System card, if you have one; • Any medications you are using, including pills, inhalers, creams or eye drops; • Your clothes and personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush, shaving kit, and similar items. (Don’t forget your denture case if you wear dentures, or your contact lens case and solutions, if you wear contacts); • Your private health insurance information, if you have private insurance. (People who have private insurance still need to sign hospital insurance forms upon registration.) Do not bring valuables and jewelry. It’s best to leave such things at home, because with so many people coming into and out of the health centres, we simply cannot take responsibility for lost or stolen items. Ask your family to take care of your valuables for you, until you are discharged. In particular, do not bring cell phones or laptop computers. Any electrical equipment including radios, electric shavers and other appliances must be inspected and approved by the hospital’s electrician, to ensure that they will not interfere with the medical equipment. This is done for the safety of all patients..

Patient Rooms Rouge Valley Health System offers three types of accommodation for patients who are admitted to the hospital: Ward......................... Four patients to a room Semi-private............ Two patients to a room Private..................... One patient to a room OHIP covers the standard ward rate, but not the additional cost of private or semi-private rooms. If you want a private or semi-private room, be prepared to pay the difference between the standard ward rate and the accommodation you choose. Sometimes the private or semi-private rooms are all occupied. If you ask for one and it’s not available you will be booked into whatever is available. Then, if the type of room you prefer becomes available later, we’ll arrange for you to be transferred.

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Safety First Please keep these simple hospital safety rules in mind:

Cell Phones Cell phones are allowed in some areas of the hospital. Please observe any signs posted, which will indicate where cell phones are and are not permitted. Please check with staff if you are not certain.

Balloons Do not bring latex rubber balloons into the health centres. Some people are allergic to them and could become very sick from an allergic reaction. If your visitors want to cheer you up by bringing you balloons, ask them to bring the shiny Mylar ones. You can buy Mylar balloons in party stores and in the hospital gift shop.

For Your Health Diabetes Education To learn more about your diabetes, please ask your nurse about diabetes education. There is a Diabetes Education Centre at both Rouge Valley Centenary and Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering.

Fire Alarms If you hear a fire alarm it may just be our regular monthly fire drill. Stay in your room, close the door (if you are able) and await instructions from the staff. If it is more than just a drill, the staff will quickly arrive. Patients who need help to leave will be taken out by the staff; those who can go on their own will be told to do so. If you are told to leave the area, use the stairs and exit outside. DO NOT use an elevator.

Medical Students Rouge Valley is not a teaching hospital; however, you may encounter medical students, and students in related disciplines such as nursing and physiotherapy. The students, like all our staff, can be identified by their hospital ID badges. If a student is involved in your care, you will be introduced to him or her. The students are knowledgeable and well supervised by senior staff. However, as a patient you have a right to refuse to have a student involved in your care. It’s your choice.

Nurse Call System The nurse call system will be explained when you are admitted to your room. Should you need help, you may use it to call the nursing station. If you have questions about this, please ask any member of your health care team.

Nutritional Counselling Nutritionally balanced meals are provided to patients three times daily. If you have any nutritional concerns or special dietary needs, please ask for a visit from a nutritionist.

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For Your Convenience Bank Machines ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING A 24-hour bank machine is located in the west lobby.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY A 24-hour bank machine is located in the main lobby.

E-mailing Patients Although we don’t offer outgoing e-mail from the hospital, you can receive get-well wishes by e-mail! Family, co-workers and friends from around the world can send an e-mail message to rvap@rougevalley.ca for patients at Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering, or to rvc@rougevalley.ca for patients at Rouge Valley Centenary.

Hair Care Services Call ’N Cut Hair Services provides haircutting at the bedside. In Toronto call 416-630-5001. In Durham call toll-free, 1-800-863–2887.

Lost and Found ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING Found items are kept in the Security Office on the first floor, beside the Fracture Clinic.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY Found valuables are kept at the Cashier’s Office in the main lobby. Non-valuable items are left at Security in the ground floor lobby, Margaret Birch Wing.

Mail Mail will be delivered to your room daily, Monday to Friday, during your stay. The address people should use to send you mail while you’re staying with us is:

Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering

Your name and room number, c/o Rouge Valley Health System 580 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax, Ontario L1S 2J4

Rouge Valley Centenary

Your name and room number, c/o Rouge Valley Health System 2867 Ellesmere Road, Toronto, Ontario M1E 4B9

Newspapers ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING At Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering, newspapers are available from vending boxes outside the east and west entrances.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY At Rouge Valley Centenary, newspapers are sold from the Library Cart, which visits all units daily, as well as The Court pharmacy or vending boxes at the north and south entrances. www.rougevalley.ca

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Pay Phones and Taxi Phones ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING Pay phones are located on every floor, in emergency, and at in both the east and west entrances. A Direct Dial Taxi phone is located near Admitting in the east lobby.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY Pay phones are located in The Court lobby, Emergency Department lobby, the third floor corridor of the main building near The Grapevine Restaurant, and in the Margaret Birch Wing lobby. Direct Dial Taxi phones are found in the main lobby near the bank machine, in the Emergency Department lobby and at Security in the Margaret Birch Wing lobby.

Telephone Rentals Telephone service is provided free of charge for patients in their rooms.

Television Rentals Television rentals are available through Hospitality Network. A representative contacts newly admitted patients between noon and 7:00 p.m. most days, except holidays. In addition to the regular entertainment and new channels, patients who rent a TV have access to up to date hospital information on Channel 10, The Patient Channel, and Channel 29, The Parent Channel. If you have problems with your television call 1-800-387-8223 during business hours.

Construction Zone — please be patient Over the next few years, there will continue to be construction at both Rouge Valley hospitals. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is all in a good cause: We’re building a new Emergency Department and other patient care areas at Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering. So please be patient as we work through this period of growth and change to build a better system to serve you.

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Going Home Planning for Your Discharge Discharge planning begins as soon as the doctor tells you how long you can expect to stay in the hospital. Discharge Planning Services can help you and your family develop plans for your follow-up care after you are discharged from the hospital. This service is available to all surrounding area residents and their families, as well as to physicians and other health care providers. Discharge planners can provide information on a number of community support services. To ensure the best use of our resources, we ask that you arrange for transportation home between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of your discharge. (These times may vary in certain units; please check with the unit clerk.) Your bed will be reserved for another patient, so promptness is much appreciated. Be certain to take all of your personal possessions with you. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse families for taxi fares or ambulance fees to go home.

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING If you would like to speak with someone from Discharge Planning Services, ask a member of your health care team or call ext. 4207.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY If you would like to speak with someone from Discharge Planning Services, ask a member of your health care team or call ext. 7334. Before leaving, please visit the Cashier’s Office (or Emergency Registration after business hours) to pay any outstanding hospital bills.

Home Care Services A patient’s recovery often continues after returning home, and for such patients, the local Community Care Access Centre and Durham Access to Care provide home care services. These services may be arranged before discharge or after returning home.

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING While in hospital call ext. 3370. From home call Central East Community Care Access Centre at 905-430-3308 ext. 3500.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY While in hospital call ext. 7340. From home call the Scarborough Community Care Access Centre at 416-750-2444. www.rougevalley.ca

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Paying Your Bill Fees and Uninsured Charges OHIP pays the cost of most hospital services to Ontario residents with valid OHIP cards. Canadian residents with health cards from other Canadian provinces are also covered. If you are insured in another province we will process an interprovincial claim on your behalf. Non-residents of Canada as well as Canadian residents without a provincial health card must pay for all charges. Fees are based on the rates established by the Ontario Ministry of Health and are due when services are received. Even for those patients who are covered by OHIP, there are still some items not covered, and you will have to pay for them. One such item, as mentioned above, is the extra cost of a private or semi-private room (you may have private insurance which covers this). Other items not covered are: • Television rental • Respite care • Cosmetic surgery • Uninsured procedures

• Circumcision • Ambulance charges • Crutches, canes, and casts.

Anticipated bills for cosmetic surgery or other treatment not covered by OHIP can be paid to the admitting clerk when you are admitted to the hospital. Bills can also be paid at the emergency registration desk seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Please refer to our price list brochure for specific fees.

Business Office/Cashier’s Office The Business Office/Cashier’s office handles all patient accounts and is located in the main lobby at both the Ajax and Centenary sites. Patients are asked to visit the Business Office/Cashier’s Office prior to leaving the health centre, to settle any outstanding bills. Accounts for items that represent a running total throughout your visit, such as TV rental and telephone charges, are among the fees paid at this time. Cash, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, debit cards, cheques and money orders are all accepted. Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Being a Patient Visiting Hours We encourage visits from family and friends, because visits make a significant contribution to a patient’s recovery. Visiting hours at RVHS are from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. We ask all patients to invite only two visitors as a time, as a courtesy to our other patients and to minimize noise. Visitors may also be asked to leave a patient’s room when requested in order to proceed with medical care or treatments. In some circumstances, it is important for a family member to stay with the patient overnight. Please discuss this option with your nurse, and be sure to obtain a temporary visitor’s pass from the nursing station. Some units have special hours and restrictions, such as Labour and Delivery, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, the Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiac Care Unit. Please check with the Unit Clerk for times and any age restrictions. Thank you.

Know Your Care Givers During your hospital stay you will meet a variety of health care professionals and support staff team members. You can identify them by their Rouge Valley Health System photo ID badges. The best person to help you with any concerns you may have is a member of the health care team on your unit. Just ask your nurse or the Unit Manager for assistance.

Waiting Unfortunately, waiting is part of being in a hospital. While we do our very best to make any delays as short as possible, you and your family are bound to experience some waiting time. If you are waiting with children, bring them some toys they can play with quietly. Bring a book for yourself. These things will help pass the time and reduce tension.

Inquiries Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering

Rouge Valley Centenary

Inpatient Inquiries

ext. 4199, 4198

ext. 1069

Stay Informed At Rouge Valley Health System, we want our patients and visitors to be well informed about their care or the care of their loved ones. One way to find out what you need to know is simply to ask a member of the health care team. But you can also find information yourself.

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The Tom Leon Health Resource Centre ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY The Tom Leon Health Resource Centre, in the Court lobby at Rouge Valley Centenary, is an electronic library for patients, their families, and the community. This unique service offers current health and medical information in everyday language. Staff and trained volunteers are there to help people do research using a consumer health database, reference books and the Internet. You can visit the centre or call in your health questions, and your research is kept confidential. There are minimal charges for printouts or photocopies. Call 416-281-7285 for hours of service.

www.rougevalley.ca Our redesigned website offers you a wealth of information about our hospital system including more common procedures, types of care and developments. Our user-friendly site also features pages in Tamil and in Chinese.

Parking and Transportation Rates are comparable to those at other area hospitals and revenues are an important source of funds to purchase hospital equipment. Patients are encouraged to leave their cars at home when entering the hospital for overnight stays.

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING The Ajax site has parking meters and paid parking lots available for your convenience. The East Parking lot is accessible from Harwood Road. Parking tokens can be purchased for $7.00 each from machines in the East Lobby and in the waiting room of the Emergency Department. Tokens can also be purchased at the Business Office individually for $7.00 or for a discounted price of 2 tokens for $10.00. Monthly passes are also available from the business office, (plus a $20.00 refundable deposit). A limited number of Short Term Parking meters are located on the East side of the hospital. A limited number of Disabled Parking spaces are located at both the East entrances of the hospital. The spaces located on the East side are controlled by Parking meters.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY Parking is available in the North, South and Emergency lots on an automated, self-serve pay system. Parking tickets, dispensed by a machine upon entering the lot need to be taken into the hospital and paid when leaving at machines located inside the main entrances of The Court, Margaret Birch Wing and Emergency. After payment, the validated ticket is inserted into a machine at the parking lot exit in order to lift the gate.

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Parking rates are as follows: 0 - 15 minutes ...........FREE 16 - 30 minutes ..........$3.00 31 - 60 minutes ..........$6.00 61 - 90 minutes ........... $9.00 91 – 120 minutes ....... $12.00 Over 120 minutes ...... $15.00 If you require assistance with the automated parking system, press one of the assistance buttons which are located on the machines. Reduced Rate Parking Passes: Two-Week, and Monthly, passes are available for purchase Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. These passes may also be purchased at the Security Desk in the Margaret Birch Wing Lobby after these hours. A ONE DAY PASS can be purchased at any of the Pay Stations. There are Disabled Parking Spaces located at the North, South and East Entrances. These spaces are controlled by parking meters. Parking rates are $2.00 per hour with a maximum stay of 8 hours.

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Auxiliary and Volunteers Helping Patients Cope No health centre can be at its best without its dedicated auxiliary members or volunteers. These extraordinary people donate their time and energies every day, to help make patients more comfortable and to help raise money to support enhancements to the health centre and the purchase of medical equipment.

Baby Photos At Rouge Valley Centenary, a representative from ‘Our 365’ will visit new parents daily to take baby photos.

Library Cart At both sites, volunteers circulate complementary magazines and paperback books daily, delivering them to patients in their rooms on the library cart.

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING For information or to apply to become an Auxiliary member, call the Auxiliary office at 905-683-2320, ext. 5481.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY For information or to apply to become a volunteer, call the Volunteer Services Department at Rouge Valley Centenary, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 416-281-7316. You should be prepared to commit to volunteer work once a week for a minimum of one year before you call.

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After Hours Clinics RVC has an After Hours Clinic.

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Centenary Family Physician Clinic This clinic is in the main lobby area of Rouge Valley Centenary, just inside the north entrance to the building. Here, a local general practitioner can see you from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday, and on holidays. No appointment is necessary. For information call: 416-281- 8618. Again, note that this is not an emergency clinic. If you have an emergency medical crisis, go to the Emergency Department. If you are waiting at the clinic with a child and the child’s condition changes for the worse tell the receptionist immediately and take the child to the Emergency Department.

After Hours Walk-In Clinics Additional clinics, usually staffed by general practitioners, are located in various retail malls and commercial buildings in the community, and are open during the day and after hours. Consult your Yellow Pages directory under Clinics for hours of operation and a location near you.

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Special care arrangements Cardiac Care Cardiac (heart) patients receive special care and testing. Visitors to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) are restricted to immediate family, and even family members are allowed in only when the nurses permit. Please co-operate with the nurses; their instructions always have a good reason. Cardiac patients and their family members have a right to understand what tests and procedures are being done and what they mean to the patient’s care. Members of your health care team will be glad to explain these to you.

Follow-Up Care ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY The Lobraico Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre provides follow-up care after treatment for a heart problem such as heart attack. Cardiac Rehabilitation Services, located on the 11th floor, Rouge Valley Centenary, offers education and risk-factor management for cardiac outpatients.

For information call 416-281-7113.

Family Doctor If you are looking for a family doctor in your area, call:

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING Medical Administration at: 905-683-2320, ext. 3247.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY Medical Administration at: 416-281-7387.

Lifeline Lifeline Personal Response and Support Services helps people with special medical problems, including the elderly or infirm, to live independently with peace of mind. Clients are provided with a wearable pushbutton device they can activate in an emergency. If, for example, the person falls down and cannot get up, she or he can send a signal that reaches the Lifeline Response Centre, which sends help. To find out more about Lifeline call: Toronto: 416 - 4 45 - 3387; D urha m: 1- 80 0 -707-220 6 or other reg ions 1-800-387-8120.

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Look Good, Feel Better Program ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY This program is especially for female cancer patients, who are often subject to extra depression because powerful cancer treatments take a toll on their personal appearance. The program offers skin care, hairpieces, wigs and make-up, to normalize the appearance and lift the spirits. These services are offered every third Wednesday in the Chemotherapy Clinic at Rouge Valley Centenary. For more information, call 416-281-7483.

Palliative Care Palliative Care means caring for patients with a disease that cannot be cured. It is part of the Cancer Care Program. When the doctor refers a patient to Palliative Care, the total care team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, volunteers and a religious representative if the patient wants one. They provide coordinated care, symptom and pain management and support. Bereavement support services are also available.

Pet Therapy It’s a medical fact that affectionate interaction with a pet helps healthy people to stay healthy and sick people to feel better. It reduces blood pressure and provides a sense of well being. Both hospitals bring in pet therapy dogs, with their handlers, to visit patients who wish to take advantage of this service.

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING At Rouge Valley Ajax, a pet therapy dog arrives every Wednesday afternoon to visit patients in Inpatient Rehab and Mental Health.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY The pet therapy dogs bring cheer when they visit the Cardiac Care Unit and Rehabilitation. Ask the nurse about their schedule.

Private Nursing & Private Nursing Assistant Care In cases where inpatients or their families want private nursing care, the hospital works with local nursing and nursing assistant agencies, to arrange it. To make arrangements, please contact the unit clerk on the patient’s floor. The clerk will connect you with a nursing agency. The agency will confirm whether your insurance covers the cost or not, and if it doesn’t, they will tell you what it’s going to cost you. The financial contract is between you and the agency.

Social Workers Social workers help patients and families deal with emotional and social matters related to illness and hospitalization. They provide counseling and help arrange access to a range of community resources. To contact a social worker, just ask a member of your health care team.

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Faith and Family: Chaplaincy Services Chaplaincy Services offers spiritual and religious support and caring for patients and their families, in whatever faith you follow. Available services and the chapel itself are completely interdenominational.

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING Our chapel is open 24 hours, seven days a week, for quiet reflection and prayer. It is located in the east lobby, opposite the Auxiliary Gift Shop. Multi-faith religious books are available in the Chaolain’s office. To arrange a visit by a religious representative from your faith call the Chaplain’s office at ext. 2510.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY Our chapel is open 24 hours, seven days a week, for quiet reflection and prayer. It is located on the second level near the back of the main building elevators. A selection of holy books and scriptures are available. Christian Worship Services are held in the Margaret Birch Wing, third level dining room, every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., (not as frequently in the summer). Multi-faith Interdenominational services are offered on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month, excluding July and August. Catholic Roman Catholic Mass is offered on the second Wednesday of every month. Protestant Protestant Communion is offered on the fourth Wednesday of every month. A visit by a religious representative from your faith can be arranged. To speak to a Chaplain or make arrangements to receive the sacraments or any other spiritual support, from any faith, call ext. 4243 or ask your nurse to call for you.

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NEW PATIENT SERVICES ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING

Newborn Screening Program In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provincial guidelines, we collect a blood sample from every newborn born at Rouge Valley Health System and send it to the Provincial Newborn Screening Laboratory in Ottawa. These samples provide this lab with necessary specimens in order to screen each newborn for at least 28 different disorders. Although most babies with these disorders look healthy at birth, they may be at risk for serious health problems – including developmental disabilities, recurrent sickness and even death – if their disorder is not detected and treated. Early identification could save your baby’s life, and is the key to effective treatment.

Educational Services Prenatal classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for four weeks. Participants are asked to bring a mat, pillow, and a drink. Cost: $110. Call 905-683-2320 ext. 1226. Tours for parents-to-be take place Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m., except holiday Mondays. They last just over an hour and there is no need to pre-register. Meet outside the Admitting Department of the Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering site on the first floor. Educational videos are available for all new mothers and their support group and cover a range of topics including breastfeeding, baby care and car seat safety.

Enhanced Rooming In This program offers special support for new mothers, centred on the needs of the family. Physicians examine the baby at the bedside and answers questions. Family members learn about baby care from nurses in the hospital. This eases the transition from hospital to home, and gives people a sense of confidence in caring for the newest addition to the family, including greater success with breastfeeding and other aspects of baby care. Fathers and/or other support people are welcome throughout the hospital stay and are encouraged to participate.

Breastfeeding Resources Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s also a skill. The Drop-In Support Group meets twice a week at the hospital to help mothers ensure greater success with feeding baby the natural way. Tuesday: Friday:

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Back to Sleep Program The health care team teaches these principles to new mothers, partners and grandparents, in order to reduce the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Newborns are positioned on their backs to sleep, loosely bundled to allow free breathing. No bumper pads or stuffed toys are allowed in the crib, to make sure the baby’s face doesn’t become obstructed, causing breathing difficulty. This style of sleeping is recommended for babies by Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Child Health Institute.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children This program offers extra support to new mothers by providing the services of a Public Health Nurse. After you give birth, hospital nurses will discuss your needs, complete assessment forms and, with your consent, refer you to a public health nurse within the Public Health Department at either the City of Toronto or Durham Region. Once you are home with your baby, the public health nurse will visit and answer questions about taking care of your new baby, and finding services in the community.

Circumcision in the Hospital Circumcisions for newborns is available at both sites. Speak to the health care team responsible for your baby’s care while in hospital to arrange a circumcision appointment. Please be aware that the hospital and physician’s fee must be paid at the time of the procedure.

Infant Discharge If you are planning on driving your child home, provincial law requires that each newborn must leave the hospital in an approved car seat.

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Women’s Health Program The Women’s and Children’s Health Program provides maternity care, counseling services, and health promotion.

Education Our Prenatal classes cover a variety of topics, including Breastfeeding and Infant Care. Prenatal classes are available by calling 416-281-7332. Prenatal Tours are conducted on the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 6 p.m. Please call 416-2817332 to register. We also offer a Non-Stress Testing clinic. that is available by referral only; and Diabetic Education and Nutrition Counselling. Our Anti-Natal Assessment Clinic operates on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays. We ask mothers to come to make an appointment before delivery. Call 416-281-7332 to book an appointment.

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Regional Genetics Clinic Families with a child at risk for inherited health problems should have their family doctor refer them to this clinic, for a consultation with a genetic counselor or paediatric geneticist. The family doctor should call 416-281-7425.

Breastfeeding Clinic This clinic provides follow-up for mothers who have delivered their babies at Rouge Valley. The lactation consultant, nurse, midwife or physician can refer you to the clinic. Please call 416-281-7332 to book an appointment. To speak to a lactation consultant, or to make a weekend appointment, please call 416-2848131 x 4530.

Promoting Women’s Health Rouge Valley Centenary’s Women’s Health Promotion and Information Centre has easy-to-understand information on women’s health and well being, including books, pamphlets and videos in many languages. The centre can also refer you to additional services offered at both Rouge Valley hospital campuses and elsewhere in the community. For more information on the Women’s Health Promotion & Information Centre, please call the Women’s Screening Clinic at 416-281-7424.

Children’s Regional Neonatal and Paediatric Program Advanced Level II NICU Rouge Valley has the only advanced level II NICU in the east GTA. We provide care to support the advanced health care needs of neonatal patients and their families within a highly specialized environment of an Advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our services include support for the following: premature infants, invasive and noninvasive ventilation, management of central lines, feeding, antibiotic administration, phototherapy, etc. We have hostel rooms for mothers who are discharged before their babies, to allow them to stay in the hospital in close proximity to their babies until their discharge. We have care-by-parent rooms, providing families with an opportunity to transition to a more home like and independent environment, while still physically located within the NICU and being able to access the support of the NICU staff 24/7, as required. Parents have an important role on their children’s health care team, and our nurses support parents in this role. Because of our commitment to family-centred care, the Paediatric Unit on the 7th floor at Rouge Valley Centenary provides beds for parents in single-family patient rooms. Other facilities for parents include a kitchen, lounge and shower, so that parents staying 24 hours a day can care for themselves as well as their child.. www.rougevalley.ca

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The Health Care Team As well as the doctors, nurses and supportive parents taking care of children on the unit, some of the people available to provide support whenever needed are: Nurse Manager Dietitian Pharmacist Social Worker Chaplain Physiotherapist Home Care Nurse Certified Diabetic Educator Practitioner Lactation Consultant Occupational Therapist

Diabetic Nurse Public Health Nurse Respiratory Therapist Paediatric Nurse

In addition, medical, nursing and/or other health professional students may be involved in your child’s care.

Admitting Routine Be prepared to help staff fill out a complete medical history form when your child is admitted to the unit. They’ll need to know about any medications the child is taking, any medical conditions such as asthma or allergies, previous visits to the hospital, and similar information. These are all part of the admission process for any new patient on the unit.

Visitors We ask that visitors consider the needs of the patient and their families/caregivers. We have open visiting hours at Rouge Valley. The only restriction is to visit when it is best for the patient. If you are unsure please consult our staff.

Mealtimes Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Lunch: 11:45 a.m.

Dinner: 4:45 p.m.

Before Discharge Before your child is discharged, the staff will give you information and special instructions regarding the child’s condition and follow-up visits to the nurse or doctor. The staff will also provide you with a written copy of discharge instructions, including a contact number for the Paediatric Unit, should you have any questions.

Controlling Infection To help us control the spread of infection, wash your hands frequently, especially after changing diapers or wiping a runny nose, and before eating. Wash your hands before you leave your child’s room. Your child should not leave the hospital room if he or she has a fever, diarrhea, a cough, vomiting or a runny nose.

Toys Many parents teach their children to share toys with others, but in hospital, sharing toys between children might mean sharing illnesses. It’s best to bring your child’s own favourite toy from home. Please know that the hospital cannot be responsible for toys that are lost, including expensive electronic items.

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Information Paediatric Unit: 7th floor.......... 416-281-7112 www.rougevalley.ca

Playroom This area for younger children is a happy, child-friendly environment where the children can enjoy a variety of recreational activities.

Children and Teen Clinics Children’s Mental Health The Shoniker Child & Adolescent Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioural problems in children and teens, including problems rooted in family conflict and depression. Appointments can be arranged during admission to the hospital or from home. The Shoniker Clinic is directly across Neilson Road from Rouge Valley Centenary, in the T.J. Shoniker Building, at 2877A Ellesmere Road. The Clinic offers assessment, treatment and referrals for children and teens up to age 18, who are experiencing mental health problems, developmental problems or speech and language difficulties. Treatments include family, group, play and other therapies, individual counselling and parent education. For more information you or your family doctor should call 416-281-7301.

Galaxy 12 Bank of Montreal Child and Teen Clinics Located on 12th floor at Rouge Valley Centenary, Galaxy 12 is made up of several outpatient clinics offering many services for children, teens and families from the surrounding community. In all of them, the staff take care to make the examination and consultation rooms friendly rather than formidable. Your family doctor should be the one to arrange for you and your child to visit a Galaxy 12 clinic, if you need their services. Your doctor should call the general number, 416 281-7476 or fax a referral directly to the clinic at (416) 281-7313.

Community Asthma Care Centre Our Community Asthma Care Centre is a complementary service to the physician management of Asthma, and is staffed by a Paediatric Asthma Education Nurse. The Clinic offers counseling and education to families and children of all ages to better understand asthma and their treatment plan.

Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Program The Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy program focuses on the care of children with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems, including consultation, endoscopy and follow-up. This clinical team includes two Paediatric Gastroenterologists and a Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurse.

Pre-Admit Clinic For all children having surgery or a procedure at Rouge Valley Centenary, this clinic is an opportunity to share health information via a brief assessment, discussion and tour. Answers to questions about what it’s like to have an operation are provided in a sensitive, age-appropriate manner by the Paediatric Nurses. www.rougevalley.ca

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Regional Neonatal (Newborn) Follow-Up Clinic During the first two years of life, an infant with an identified risk factor for developmental delay will have five serial, standardized motor and cognitive assessments. Ophthalmology referrals are arranged, as indicated. At-risk infants are identified in our regional NICU or are referred to the clinic by a physician.

Diabetic Education Clinic Offering counseling and support services to patients, and their families, who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, or have been identified as being at high risk of developing diabetes. The health team includes a Paediatric Endocrinologist, Registered Dietitian, a Certified Diabetic Educator, a Registered Nurse, and a Social Worker.

Teen Clinic Our Teen Clinic offers medical and counseling services for young adults between 12 and 18 years of age with medical and emotional needs. Paediatricians who specialize in adolescent medicine provide this service.

Paediatric Consultation Clinic Our Paediatric Consultation Clinic is a consult service for local emergency physicians and family physicians for patients requiring a paediatrician assessment or follow up. Consultations are provided by Paediatricians, from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on a referral basis only.

Infectious Disease Clinic This clinic focuses on consults related to children with infectious diseases and related concerns, such as: Osteomyelitis, Endocarditis, complicated Pneumonia, Tropical Infections, and immunization related questions. A physician referral is required for this service.

Scoliosis Clinic Our Scoliosis Clinic offers a consultative service with an Orthopaedic Surgeon for children who require assessment and management of their Scoliosis. A physician referral is required for this service.

Nephrology Clinic The Nephrology Clinic is a consultative clinic service for children requiring assessment and/or management of problems with their kidneys or bladder. A physician referral is required for this service.

Sickle Cell Clinic Working in partnership with Sick Kids, the Sickle Cell Clinic will assist children, teens and family members manage their illness, receive treatment and education and will enable components of their care to be provided closer to home.

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RSV Clinic RSV is a contagious respiratory viral infection that can seriously affect premature or at-risk infants in our NICU population. The infections tend to occur in the fall and spring, but seasons do vary according to region. In order to try to prevent this virus in our at-risk population, the physician prescribes an antibody immunization that is given monthly in our NICU and/or RSV clinic throughout the flu season.

Community Outreach Multicultural Workshops At Rouge Valley Centenary, the Emergency Department provides workshops for the multicultural community on these useful topics: • Accessing The Health System; • How to Use the Emergency Department; • The Role of the Family Doctor. Should your community group wish to hold a workshop, contact the Emergency Department manager at 416-284-8131 ext. 4008.

Interpreter Services ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING Interpreter services are being developed at Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY Centenary has established a network among staff, volunteers and members of the community who provide interpreter services via telephone or face-to-face. This gives us access to interpreters covering 34 languages. You can ask for an interpreter in the language of your choice, as long as someone is available who speaks it. Of course, visitors can save time bringing their own interpreter.

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Other Health Care Services ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY

The Court The Court at Rouge Valley Centenary includes retail stores, medical suites, clinics and other health-related offices. The Court Pharmacy is a complete drug store, offering over-the-counter drug products, prescription medications and prosthetic devices along with snacks, newspapers, magazines, personal care items, household supplies, and lottery tickets. The pharmacy accepts all drug plans. For prescription delivery, call 416-7246055.

Court Telephone Directory (First dial 9 for an outside line) Canada Hearing Centre.............................................................. 416-283-1940 Canadian Knee Institute ........................................................... 416-281-5633 CML Labs.................................................................................... 416-282-5735 Country Style Donuts.................................................................. 416-284-9273 Court Dental Centre....................................................................416-281-4746 Courtyard Chiropractic Centre.................................................. 416-724-7888 Family Physician’s After Hours Clinic....................................... 416-281-8618 Malvern Optical..........................................................................416-286-6933 Seager Hair Transplant Service................................................. 416-287-3733 Tapestry Gift Shop....................................................................... 416-281-7316 Tom Leon Health Resource Centre.............................................416-281-7285 West Hill Physiotherapy.............................................................416-282-0940

Food Services At Rouge Valley, staff, visitors and ambulatory patients can enjoy a good restaurant meal, a fast coffee shop snack or something quick from the vending machines. Patients, however, should be careful to stick to any dietary restrictions placed upon them as part of their hospital care.

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Sailwinds Restaurant and Cafeteria Sailwinds is located on the lower level on the north side of the building, and is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed on statutory holidays). Hot soup, healthy and hearty meals, freshly made sandwiches and salads are served.

Cafe Rouge (featuring Tim Horton’s) Café Rouge (featuring Tim Horton’s coffee and other beverages, baked goods and bagels), is located on the main floor at Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering. Freshly made soup, salads and sandwiches and pizza are also served. Café Rouge is open from 6:45 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day of the week.

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Grapevine Restaurant You’ll find The Grapevine Restaurant on the third floor, just above the lobby at Centenary. Grapevine is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays). Daily fare includes pizza, deli sandwiches, soups and a variety of healthy and hearty meals prepared fresh daily by our culinary specialist. A wide variety of juices, soft drinks, coffees and desserts are available.

Country Style Donuts Country Style is located in the main lobby at Rouge Valley Centenary. In addition to their popular donuts and coffee, they also offer soups, sandwiches and other snacks and beverages. Open 24 hours a day. Both sites offer excellent gift shops, where you can buy a variety of convenience items, reading material, or things to help cheer up someone you’re going to visit.

Gift Shops ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING The Auxiliary Gift Shop, located across the chapel, offers fresh flowers, clothing, toiletries, giftware, stationery, books and magazines, cosmetics, lingerie, greeting cards, candy and more. Revenue from the Auxiliary Gift Shop is used to buy hospital equipment.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY The Tapestry Gift Shop, in the main lobby of The Court, has a full range of gifts and collectibles from around the world, fresh flowers, clothing (infant to adult sizes), jewelry, stationery, books, music CDs, candy, cosmetics, gift baskets, food baskets, greeting cards, nightwear, and more. Free delivery is provided within the health centre. Revenue from the Tapestry is donated to the hospital Foundation. For more information, please dial ext. 4197.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Some people are allergic to latex rubber balloons and could become very sick from an allergic reaction. If your visitors want to cheer you up by bringing you balloons, ask them to bring the shiny Mylar ones. You can buy Mylar balloons in party stores and also in the hospital gift shop.

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Future directions ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING

Emergency Services Ever-growing demand is a constant while ensuring excellence in care, space, staffing and equipment. Expansion plans are in the works to meet the increasing populations of our communities in Durham region. Our redevelopment project is currently in construction, and is expected to be completed in 2010. Our new emergency room is expected to be complete in the summer of 2009, and will see up to 60,000 patients annually.

Diagnostic Services New Cardiac Diagnostics and Nuclear Medicine services will be added to complement our Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner, ensuring that local residents receive high quality care close to home.

Ambulatory Care Services Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering will get new, specially built facilities for outpatients. This centralized department will offer pre-admission care, clinics, ambulatory procedures, and health promotion and education.

Laboratory Services New laboratory space will be added for more medical testing and analysis.

Rehabilitation Services Rehabilitation Services are offered at RVHS.

Complex Continuing Care This is a service for patients with chronic conditions requiring ongoing medical management, frequent treatment and high-tech hospital care.

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Regional Children’s Health Centre As a Regional Paediatric Centre, Rouge Valley Centenary provides specialized services for children in east Toronto and west Durham. The facilities at the site, such as acute care rooms, have been improved and enhanced.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Our inpatient mental health unit for children and adolescents is part of meeting Rouge Valley Centenary’s role as a regional paediatric care unit. Mental health services for children who are at risk will include a crisis response team, a day hospital and outpatient services.

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Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care Space in the Margaret Birch Wing will be reconfigured to provide 67 complex continuing care and 20 rehabilitation beds. Seven beds for geriatric assessment and six for orthopaedic joint patients will be transferred from the acute care tower to support these services. Fourteen palliative care beds, including two respite care beds, will be provided in the acute care tower as a new service.

Cardiac Surgery Cardiac Care is extensive at Rouge Valley Centenary, which has been named as the first hospital in Ontario to provide stand-alone angioplasty services.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging The MRI scanner, like the CT scanner, is a powerful diagnostic tool that lets physicians see inside a patient’s body in detail far greater than X-ray machines. The addition of this machine has been a giant step forward for the RVHS physicians and the community they serve.

TRANSAMERICA Breast Screening Centre Dedicated space is being created for a comprehensive breast health program, integrating many services we already provide.

Emergency Services Both hospitals offer 24/7 emergency department services to residents of Scarborough and the Durham region.

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Telephone Directory Please refer to the telephone numbers for your location. The four-digit numbers are for use inside the hospital. For an outside line, dial 9.

ROUGE VALLEY - AJAX & PICKERING Switchboard: dial “0” from your room. Account inquiries – inpatients...........................................................................5145 Account inquiries – outpatients.........................................................................1483 Admitting...........................................................................................................1511 Auxiliary............................................................................................................ 5481 Breastfeeding / Lactation consultant................................................................1597 Cafeteria - Sailwinds Restaurant .................................................................... 5497 Cardiac Diagnostics...........................................................................................1168 Human Resources..............................................................................................5501 Cashier (payment inquiries)..............................................................................1143 Chaplaincy Services...........................................................................................2510 Coffee Shop (Auxiliary)......................................................................................1153 Diabetes Education Centre .............................................................................. 5269 Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray)..............................................................1122/1208/1123 Discharge Planning........................................................................................... 4207 Emergency Help (Fire, cardiac, etc.)............................................................... 5555 Foundation ........................................................................................................1227 Fracture Clinic...................................................................................................1471 Gift Shop (Auxiliary) ........................................................................................1440 Home Care (Durham Access to Care)..............................................................3370 Information Desk–Lobby.......................................................................... 1069/1070 Labour & Delivery..............................................................................................1201 Long Distance-credit or calling card .......................................................... Dial–0 Lost & Found (non-valuables)........................................................................... 4223 Lost & Found (valuables)...................................................................................4011 Maternity . ........................................................................................................ 1202 Medical office – Need a family doctor? . ...........................................................3247 Mental Health....................................................................................................3275 New Mothers Support...............................................................................1202/1138 Outpatient Rehabilitation................................................................................. 7266 Pastoral Services (Chaplaincy)..........................................................................2510 Physiotherapy.....................................................................................................1213 Public Affairs.................................................................................................... 5240 Rehabilitation (inpatient).................................................................................. 3230 Security ............................................................................................................ 4223 Switchboard............................................................................................................. 0 Television service.............................................................................1-800-387-8223

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Durham Health Connection

For information on any health issues, Public Health Nurses serving the Durham Region are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 905-723-8521 ext. 2158 or toll free 1-800-841-2729.

ROUGE VALLEY - CENTENARY Switchboard: 416-284-8131 Account inquiries – inpatients.......................................................................... 7246 Account inquiries – outpatients........................................................................ 7244 Admitting...........................................................................................................7277 Breastfeeding Clinic . ....................................................................................... 7332 Newborn Services . ............................................................................................7332 Grapevine Restaurant & Cafeteria.................................................................. 4680 Cardiac/Respiratory...........................................................................................7400 Human Resources..............................................................................................7271 Cashier (payment inquiries)..............................................................................4011 Chaplaincy Services.......................................................................................... 4342 Community Care Access Centre (Scarborough)...............................................4725 Court Pharmacy.................................................................................. 416-724-6055 Diabetes Education Centre ...............................................................................7375 Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray) ............................................................................. 7299 Digestive Disease Unit.......................................................................................7370 Discharge Planning........................................................................................... 7334 Emergency Help (Fire, cardiac, etc.)................................................................ 5555 Foundation ....................................................................................................... 7342 Fracture Clinic.................................................................................................. 7269 Galaxy 12 – Children’s outpatient clinics.......................................................... 7476 Geriatric Day Program......................................................................................7023 Gift Shop (Tapestry)..........................................................................................4197 Home Care (Scarborough CCAC).................................................................... 7340 Information Desk – Lobby................................................................... 4198 or 4199 Long Distance -credit or calling card . ......................................................... Dial 0 Lost & Found..................................................................................................... 4223 Maternity . ........................................................................................................ 4403 Medical office – Need a family doctor? ........................................................... 7295 Mental Health Crisis Centre.............................................................................7318 New Mothers Support Group.............................................................................7032 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit............................................................................7231 Outpatient Rehabilitation................................................................................. 7266 Paediatric Unit.................................................................................................. 7234 Patient Information Desk..................................................................................7315 Public Affairs.....................................................................................................4010 Security............................................................................................................. 4223 Television service.............................................................................1-800-387-8223 Volunteer services..............................................................................................7316

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Support Community Health Care Rouge Valley Health System extends its sincerest thanks to the corporations, service organizations, individual members of the community and our own dedicated staff, physicians and volunteers, who have shown outstanding support and generosity to the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation. Any person, organization or company wishing to donate to the worthy cause of improved health care in the community can be assured that donations to the site of their choice, Ajax or Centenary, will be used by that hospital. To discuss making a contribution in support of patient care capital needs, please telephone your local Foundation office. Gifts can be made to fund hospital equipment through cash donations, securities, real estate, life insurance and bequests.

Rouge Valley Health System Foundation 580 Harwood Avenue S. Ajax, Ontario Canada L1S 2J4 905-683-2320 ext. 1501

Rouge Valley Health System Foundation 2867 Ellesmere Rd. Toronto, Ontario Canada M1E 4B9 416-281-7342 To make a donation in person, drop by the Foundation office, off the main lobby, at each hospital. Both Foundation Offices are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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