CGMH provides orthopaedic surgical service to both inpatients and outpatients. Surgeries are done by Dr. John McCall, Dr. Henry Koo, Dr. Olivia Cheng and Dr. Darryl Collings.
Orthopaedic surgical services are an important part of CGMH's ability to provide high quality Emergency Services and provide regional on call for orthopedic trauma in our Local Health Integration Network providing care for patients closer to home.
CGMH provides hip and knee replacements under the Provincial and Local Health Integration Network's regional joint replacement program. Patients are referred by their family doctor to the Hip and Knee Rapid Access Clinic in the hospital's Ambulatory Care Centre. Patients are then assessed by an Advance Practice Provider (APP), a specially trained interprofessional musculoskeletal provider who will work with them to determine the appropriate care pathway to best suit their particular needs.
Cut the Count: New Surgical Quality Improvement Campaign
CGMH is part of the Cut the Count campaign to reduce the number of opioid pills we prescribe to surgical patients at discharge, while helping patients manage their pain effectively in other ways.
Why? So there are fewer opioids in the public domain that could potentially be used inappropriately or lead to addiction.
Between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, our goal is to cut the number of opioids we prescribe by 30%.
Cut the Count is a 'Committed to Better' campaign of 47 hospital sites across Ontario who are part of the Ontario Surgical Quality Improvement Network supported by Health Quality Ontario. Approximately 80% of patients undergoing surgery in the province will be discharged from a Network member hospital.
Patients: read this guide and ask your [name of your hospital] surgeon about appropriate opioid prescribing after surgery and how to manage your pain.