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PATIENT & FAMILY GUIDE UXBRIDGE SITE 4 CAMPBELL DRIVE, UXBRIDGE, ONTARIO Please take this copy of our handbook home with you for future reference.


CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

RESPECT

I embrace diversity and inclusion and treat everyone with dignity.

TRUST

I am reliable and show integrity in everything I do.

COMMITMENT

I take accountability to follow through.

COMPASSION

I approach all relationships with empathy, sensitivity and understanding

COURAGE

I take ownership of my actions and responsibility for solving problems.


PATIENT & FAMILY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Welcome. This guidebook is intended to provide you with basic information about the hospital during your stay. You may also use the folder provided to keep track of any documents you receive during your stay. Please review the care guide at the back of the book to organize and prepare for your discharge. You are a valued member of your healthcare team. It is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a patient. This will help us to provide you with the best and safest care possible.

Your rights Patients and families have the right to: • Have you and your health information treated with dignity, respect and condentiality • Receive the safest, best care we can provide • Be involved in your care planning and decisions about your care • Ask about your care plan and have information shared in a way you can understand • Know names, positions, titles and professional relationships of everyone on your care team • Have your needs met in a timely manner • Share your experience and concerns with the healthcare team

Your responsibilities Patient and families are responsible for: • Treating all staff, volunteers and other patients with dignity, respect and consideration • Identifying a care partner (family or friend) to communicate with other family members and/or friends • Asking questions until you feel you have all the information you need to make informed decisions • Following treatment plan as agreed upon by you and your healthcare team • Notifying your healthcare team of changes in your health • Respecting the hospital’s smoke free and scent/fragrance free policies • Safe guarding your personal belongings; the hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We encourage you to send all valuables including money home with your friends and/or family. If this is not possible, please let your nurse know.


MY CARE TEAM Pharmacist

Advanced Practice Nurse

“I review your medication needs during your hospital stay.”

“I help you and your care team to assess, plan and coordinate your care.”

Nurse

Doctor

“I take care of your medical and personal care needs while in the hospital.”

Social Worker “I help you and your family to cope with impact of illness/ hospitalization.”

“I help prescribe the treatment plan to ensure you’re on track toward your health goals. ”

Patient “I receive medical treatment and play an important role in my own recovery.”

Nurse Practitioner

Physiotherapist “I help maintain/improve your physical abilities.”

“I assist the doctor in monitoring and maintaining your plan of care.”

LHIN Coordinator Occupational Therapist “I help increase your safety and independence in your daily activities.”

“I plan for the service for you to get better at home.”

Patient Flow Coordinator “I help coordinate your journey home.”


UXBRIDGE AMENITIES Parking Each 60 minutes: Daily max:

$2.00 $5.00

Visiting hours:

WiFi:

We have an open visiting policy for designated care partners. Quiet time is from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. (See page 16)

WiFi is available free of charge for all patients and families at MSH. Connect to “MSH-Patient-and-Visitor-WiFi” in your device’s WiFi settings.

Spiritual and religious care:

Language interpreter:

We offer spiritual care for people of all faiths. Chaplaincy services are available upon request.

For non-English speaking patients, interpretation services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ask your care team about this service.

Gift Shop Located inside the hospital near the main entrance is the volunteer run gift shop. It is open from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday. There is no tax on any of the items sold in the gift shop.


ROOM AMENITIES LOCATION & EXTENSION # Each room should have one over bed table, one chair, a night stand and a closet for personal items.

Communication board: The communication board in each patient room will be updated by your care team daily. It provides information about the care team, tests/ procedures, daily activities, diet requirements and mobility status.

Patient and family lounge/pantry: There is a common lounge for patients and family to spend time together. You’ll nd a TV, phone, pantry, microwave, fridge, and a water and ice machine. Please label all foods stored in the fridge.    

Meals (expected delivery times): Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dinner: 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Television, phone and pocket talkers: Television and telephone services are complementary at the Uxbridge site. Patients are encouraged to bring headsets from home to use with the television. Headsets are available to purchase in the gift shop between 9 a.m. - 3 pm. Monday - Saturday or from the unit clerk after hours. Pocket talkers are available to support individuals with a hearing impairment.


MY ESSENTIALS To make your hospital stay as comfortable as possible remember to bring:

Toothpaste and tooth brush

Hairbrush

Soap and shampoo

Non-skid footwear

Clothing

Dentures

Eyeglasses or contacts

Hearing aids

Mobility aids

Make sure to: 1. Put your name on all items when possible. 2. Keep your items together in a drawbag. 3. Keep them in a safe place.

Markham Stouffville Hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


SAFETY You are an important member of your healthcare team. We will work together to ensure that you have a safe high quality care and an extraordinary experience during your hospital stay. We are committed to providing a safe environment. We have put strategies in place to help keep you safe. You also play a key role in keeping yourself safe.

Falls prevention What we will do: • Complete a risk screen to identify if you are at risk for falls • If you are a risk for falls we will place a yellow armband on you and post a sign on your room whiteboard to ensure everyone on the team knows you are at risk of falls • We may put strategies in place to help prevent falls such as: turn on the bed alarm, place the call bell where you can reach it, move you closer to the nursing station and instruct you not to get up without help What you can do: • Bring in good tting non-slip footwear with a rubber sole (we can provide non-slip socks until you can get your footwear brought into the hospital) • Ask about falls prevention strategies and how you can help • Use the call bell for assistance before getting up, especially if you feel weak, dizzy or drowsy Sometimes it may take a few minutes, please wait • Keep your glasses, hearing aids and other personal belongings within reach. Ask for assistance • Plan regular bathroom visits with your care team. We want to help and ensure that you are safe

Patient identication What we will do: To ensure that the right patient is getting the right treatment every time, we will check your armband ID frequently and ask you for your name and date of birth. What you can do: • Keep your patient ID wristband visible at all times until you are discharged from the hospital • Let a member of your healthcare team know if your wristband comes off, does not t well or becomes faded • Participate in the identication process by answering questions like: what is your name and your date of birth? This helps to keep you safe

Patient safety incidents and disclosure What we will do: A patient safety incident is an event or circumstance that could have resulted, or did result in unnecessary harm to the patient. We are committed to learning from such experiences to improve the safety and quality of care we provide. Disclosure is our obligation to inform the patient if a safety incident occurs. You as the patient, have a right to know what happened, why it happened and what will be done to prevent it from happening again. Disclosure also enables you to share your experience, ask questions and understand how we can support you and your family.


What you can do: • If you feel that you may have identied a patient safety incident, let a member of your healthcare team know right away. The incident will be reported and we can start the follow-up process • Patient Relations is here to support you. If you feel your concerns have not been addressed by speaking with your health care provider or manager of the department contact Patient Relations (page 17)

Medications safety What we will do: Upon admission to the hospital, we will do our best to obtain a best possible medication history (BPMH) to ensure that we accurately capture all medications you are currently taking. We will also review any updates or changes to your medications prior to being discharged. What you can do: • Tell us about medication allergies or previous reactions to drugs • Tell us about ALL medications you are taking (including over-the-counter medications, herbals, vitamins, etc.) and bring them with you to your health appointments • Do NOT take any of your own medications, while in the hospital, without talking with us rst • If you have any concerns or questions about your medications, at any time during your hospital stay, ask to speak with your hospital pharmacist • Ensure that you understand all your medications on discharge. Please ask questions if you are not sure

Preventing unwanted blood clots What we will do: Being in the hospital or having surgery can increase your chances of developing a blood clot. An unwanted blood clot in the deep veins (usually arm or leg) is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). These blood clots can break off and travel to other areas of your body such as the lungs causing further, serious complications such as pulmonary embolisms (PE), a clot in the lung. What you can do: • Your care team may recommend that you take a blood thinning medication or wear special stockings to improve blood ow, even if you are walking • Move your legs often and walk as soon as your care team says that it is safe • Notify your care team if you have pain, tenderness, redness and/or swelling in your legs • Notify your care team if you have pain in your chest, back or ribs which may worsen when taking a deep breath

Pressure injury and prevention What we will do: Pressure injuries occur when an area of skin or underlying tissue experience localized damage resulting from pressure, shear and/or friction. Pressure injuries can happen when there is extended pressure on your skin or bony portion of your body.


What you can do: • Check your skin frequently for rashes, change in colour, blisters, swelling or pain • Avoid staying in one position for an extended period of time; change your position at least every two hours or sooner • Engage with your care team to resume routine activities as soon as it is safe • Keep your skin moisturized to prevent skin breakdown • Use pillows or heel boots to support your heels if you have limited mobility

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) Routine practices are used for every patient, every time. Based on an assessment done by staff, routine practices can include: Hand washing, use of personal protective equipment (PPE): gloves, gowns and masks, and environmental cleaning etc. Additional precautions are initiated when patients present with certain symptoms and disease conditions, such as the u or shingles. All visitors must check in with the nursing station before entering rooms where additional precaution signs have been posted. Hand washing is the simplest way you and your loved ones can stay safe and prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Clean your hands often with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water if your hands are visibly soiled before entering and exiting patient care areas.


PATIENT AND FAMILY’S ROLE IN SAFETY: Every time you talk with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist ask three questions to help you better understand your health: 1. What is my main problem? 2. What do I need to do? 3. Why is it important for me to do this? If you still do not understand it is ok to say, “this is new to me, will you please explain one more time?”


PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES Family presence We know how important it is for you to have your family members and partners in care involved your care and care planning. Our family presence policy expands on the standard visiting hours to 24/7 access for partners in care, allowing them to spend more time with you. General visiting hours will remain between are 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. During this time visitors may come and provide well wishes to you. Between the hours of 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., daily, MSH will observe quiet time to help you get the rest you need. A care partner is an individual who is… •

Identied by you, to be the primary person involved in your care

The primary communicator with our healthcare team

Someone who will be involved in your care planning and decision making

Ask the names of all healthcare providers and what they do.

Take Notes

Stay Safe

write down questions and answers, to help remember important information.

by writing down all medications including its name, purpose, how often it is taken and how much to take (see page 12 for more information on medication management).

ask for instructions in writing, in words you understand.

speak up and tell the healthcare team if you are concerned about a change in your loved one’s wellbeing.

Contribute by providing important information that healthcare providers might need to know. Where appropriate, participate in bedside shift handover or discharge planning meetings.

Provide Support discuss how care partner(s) may help with routine care and other opportunities for care partner(s) to be present during critical illness, uncomfortable procedures or before/after surgery.


HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? Patient Relations Ofce

Connect with us:

905-472-7141 patientrelations@msh.on.ca

Web: www.msh.on.ca Email: myhospital@msh.on.ca

Uxbridge contacts:

/markhamstouffvillehospital

Sandi Lofgren, Patient Care Director, Uxbridge site 905-472-7373 ext. 5304 slofgren@msh.on.ca

@mshospital

Chrisine McGilvray, Clinical Leader, ED & Medical/Surgical Unit, Uxbridge site 905-472-7373 ext. 5235 cmcgilvray@msh.on.ca Heather Vettraino, Patient Flow Coordinator, ED & Medical/ Surgical Unit, Uxbridge site 905-472-7373 ext. 5292 hvettraino@msh.on.ca

@mshospital


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Pedorthic services by appointment only

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MY VOICE AND EXPERIENCE

Need help now? You can speak to a nurse at any time about the care you or a family member is receiving. If your issue is not resolved, please contact Patient Relations: patientrelations@msh.on.ca 905-472-7141

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To learn more contact 905-472-7373 ext. 5289

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MSH is looking for community volunteers to help improve patient experience. Become a community advisor, and help guide research, education and quality improvement at MSH Uxbridge site.

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Patient & Family Advisory Council

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The attached card can be dropped off at the nursing station. We use this feedback to improve the care our frontline staff provides.

Did you get help (as needed) to use the bathroom?

Patient experience scorecard

Would I recommend MSH to my Would I recommend MSH family and friends? (circle one)and Uxbridge site to my family

You may receive a phone call up to three days after you leave, to check up with you and answer any of your questions or concerns.

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Post discharge phone call

Were your pain needs addressed?

You may receive a survey in the mail soon after your discharge. Please take the time to complete and return the survey.

How could we have made your stay better?

Patient experience survey

Patient Experience Scorecard

Overall, how do I rate the care and Was your whiteboard updated regularly? Y N Overall, I rate the care and servicehow I’ve do received? (Circle one) service I’ve received? (circle one) Were you visited every 1-2 hours? YN

Our goal is to provide exceptional care to every single patient. We use your feedback to continually improve patient experience at the hospital. Here’s how you can contribute!


when you see your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Keep your medication record up to date. Remember to include: drug allergies vitamins and minerals herbal/natural products all medications including non-prescription products

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to review all your medications to see if any can be stopped or reduced.

Visit safemedicationuse.ca for more information.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT YOUR MEDICATIONS


PATIENT CONNECT How Patient Connect works Patient Connect is an online tool that gives patients and families of Markham Stouffville Hospital, Stevenson Memorial Hospital and Southlake Regional Health Centre access to their health care information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Two ways to enroll:

FAQs • Provide your email address

registration in the my main How does at Patient Connect access health lobby, at the Emergency information? Department or in your clinic

Information comes from your hospital’s electronic health record and is added by your health care • Enroll in the Health providers during your hospital visit. Patient Connect only contains a portion of your medical record. Information Department Information not available online can be requested from the Health Information Department (HIM). You only need to enroll once to access your health information from all three hospitals. Can my family orCONTACT friends access US:my Patient Connect account? 1-877-733-5033 You can give familyStouffville members or friends Markham Hospital (called proxies) access to yourDepartment information on Health Information How Patient the portal. You control who1,can access what Building A, level room A1681 Connect works 381 Church St. information and see who has looked at this ON L3P 7P3 information. Patient ConnectMarkham, is an online tool that8gives Hours: a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday patients families safe? Is myand information of Markham Stouffville www.msh.on.ca Hospital, Stevenson Yes. Portal passwords are encrypted and our Memorial Hospital and web pages are written so that they cannot Southlake Regional be copied. and your authorized proxies Health Centre You access are the onlycare ones who can access your health to their health information in the portal. information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (9/19) All our systemsM-BROPCCHO and procedures are compliant

Your information

ALL IN ONE PLACE

HEALTH INFORMATION Lab results Diagnostic imaging reports (not images) Other reports Visit history Allergies Medications prescribed on discharge and medications used at home

Connecting to your health online APPOINTMENTS

View upcoming appointments and procedures

with and guided by the Personal Health Information Protection Act of Ontario. Patient Connect has privacy and security safeguards in place to ensure your health information How does patient age affect portal How does Patient Connect access is protected.

FAQs

my health information?

access at Markham Stouffville Hospital?

0-13 years of age Information comes for from your hospital’s Visit msh.on.ca privacy and password tips. • Parent/legal guardian will be granted electronic health record and is added by your complete access to the child’s Patient health care providers during your hospital visit. How does patient age affect portal access at Markham Stouffville Hospital? Connect record. Patient Connect only contains a portion of your • Parent/legal guardians must visit our HIM to medical record. Information not available online years of age obtain access. can 0-13 be requested from the Health Information • Parent/legal access to the years of child’s age Patient Connect record. Department (HIM). guardian will be granted complete 14-15 • Patient authorization is required for the • Parent/legal guardians must visit our HIM to obtain access. parent/legal guardian to obtain a proxy You only need to enroll once to access your account for the minor child. health information from all three hospitals. • At any point, a minor patient between these

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14-15 years of age • Patient authorization is required for the parent/ legal guardian to obtain a proxy account for the minor child. • At any point, a minor patient between these ages may request removal of a proxy’s access to their account. 16 + years old • Parent/legal guardian’s access is automatically removed at age 16. • The patient must re-consent to grant parent/ legal guardian access to their child’s Patient Connect record.

ENROLLMENT IS EASY: Provide your email address at registration

Who do I call if I have questions about my Patient Connect account? For all questions or concerns about Patient Connect, call the support line between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 1-877-733-5033 How can I access Patient Connect with my mobile device? First enroll in Patient Connect then: • Download the free MEDITECH MHealth app from the Apple Store or Google Play • Once installed, open the MEDITECH MHealth app • A pop-up message requesting access to your location services appears. Select ‘yes’. Make sure the location services in your device settings is set to ‘on’ • Click on the MEDITECH MHealth app and click on Patient Connect • Enter your user ID and password to login • From the home screen menu you can access your health information

Visit www.msh.on.ca and click on ‘Patient Connect’

Complete enrollment questionnaire

Watch for an email with the link to complete your personal login information

Store your login information securely

Explore your health information


ACCESS & SHARE YOUR

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGES ONLINE Enroll online at www.pocket.health/MSH PocketHealth is a secure, Canadian-based cloud platform where patients can easily access and share all their diagnostic images.

pocket.health/MSH

Records can be shared online with any doctor instantly and in full diagnostic quality. Strong privacy and security protocols

keep your medical information as secure as your banking information.

View Reports Share Exams

How to Enroll For Access: Step 1

Visit www.pocket.health/MSH online.

Step 2

Pay a $5.00 fee for permanent access to all of your existing Markham Stouffville Hospital imaging records. You can also update your account

with new records anytime for an additional $5.00 fee.

Step 3

Once your exam’s report is nalized, you’ll receive an email that

your imaging records are ready to view.

Done! Share your imaging records with your doctor instantly by fax, secure email or a printed link at an appointment. You now have full control over your medical imaging information.

Have Questions?

Please contact PocketHealth below (not the hospital front desk) Visit: www.pocket.health/MSH

Email: help@pocket.health

Call: 1 855-381-8522 (toll-free)


CARE NEEDS AT HOME, AFTER A HOSPITAL STAY After I go home, what should I be doing to ensure a full and speedy recovery? Follow the instructions provided with your discharge summary. This will be given to you when you go home.

Will there be any follow-up care provided to me? In most cases you will need followup appointments to ensure that your recovery is progressing as desired. Make an appointment to follow-up with your family doctor within one week. Remember to bring any medications prescribed to you before leaving the hospital when visiting your family doctor. A discharge summary from the hospital will be sent to your family doctor after discharge. Refer to the instruction in the summary as soon as you’re able to.

How will I know what medications I’ll need to take? In addition to your discharge summary, you will be given a list of your current and potentially new medications, as well as any required prescriptions. Our pharmacy team is available to review your medications with you if you have any questions or concerns. Share this list with your community pharmacist and family doctor.

What should I look out for after I leave the hospital? If symptoms that brought you into the hospital worsen, or if you are experiencing other complications and are concerned about your health, please contact the following teams. VISIT

your family doctor

CALL

TeleHealth Ontario +1 866-797-0000

GO TO

a nearby urgent care clinic or walk-in clinic

VISIT

the nearest Emergency Department


Your donations matter‌

YOUR DONATIONS MATTER‌

Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation (UCHF) exists to encourage support for the hospital from individuals and businesses within the Uxbridge community and surrounding area. Funds Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation (UCHF) exists to encourage support for the hospital from raised by UCHF are allocated to purchase equipment and support renovations and special individuals and businesses within the Uxbridge community and surrounding area. Funds raised by projects required to at purchase the Uxbridge site of and Markham Stouffville Hospital on anprojects annual basis. UCHF are allocated equipment support renovations and special required at the Uxbridge site of Markham Stouffville Hospital on an annual basis.

The Ontario government does not fund all capital needs for hospitals. UCHF relies on the The Ontario not fund all capital for hospitals. UCHF relies on the support support ofgovernment its donors todoes ensure that the staff atneeds Uxbridge is well equipped to provide high of itsquality donorscare to ensure thaton-going the staff renovations at Uxbridge isand well equippedintotechnology provide high and that and that upgrades arequality made care to benefit on-going renovations and upgrades in technology are made to benefit patients, families and visitors. patients, families and visitors. To learn more visit msh.on.ca/foundations/uxbridge-cottage-hospital-foundation or call To learn more visit msh.on.ca/foundations/uxbridge-cottage-hospital-foundation or call 905-852-9771 ext. 5286 905-852-9771 ext. 5286

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