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Posted Friday, July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019
Joseph Brant Hospital Releases Expert Review of Pressure Ulcer Protocols and Action Plan
Improvements made by JBH can deliver “Gold standard care,” expert says
In keeping with its commitment to the community as part of its Pressure Ulcer Action Plan, Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) today released the public report of the independent expert review conducted by leading authority Dr. R. Gary Sibbald.
Dr. Sibbald is an authoritative expert...

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Posted Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Dear Editor,
RE: “Bedsores a hospital crisis” (July 3)
https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9484118-bedsores-a-hospital-crisis/
While it’s true that pressure ulcers are an issue for all hospitals, we take exception with the sensational comments that they are “at a crisis level in Ontario hospitals.” These provocative comments do not present an accurate picture, and will needlessly alarm your readers.
For there to be a suggestion that...

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Posted Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019
Joseph Brant Hospital’s May 24 Prevalence and Incidence Study Results
As outlined in our Pressure Ulcer Action Plan, Joseph Brant Hospital conducted a hospital-wide Prevalence and Incidence Study on Friday May 24, 2019. An Interdisciplinary team at Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH), including physicians and nurses, evaluated all admitted inpatients for pressure ulcers. Dr. Ian Preyra, Chief of Staff, confirmed that 21 inpatients had pressure ulcers, with...

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Posted Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019
Joseph Brant Hospital Statement – Response to The Burlington Post
Dear Editor,
RE: Joseph Brant Hospital develops plan to combat bedsore problem (May 25)
Thank you for helping inform your readers of the Pressure Ulcers Action Plan that we are implementing at Joseph Brant Hospital.
However, with respect to a comment in the story from a third party who has no direct knowledge of recent events, for them to suggest that hospital staff may...

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Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019
Joseph Brant Hospital Statement – Response to The Hamilton Spectator
In the past two weeks stories have appeared in the media about complex pressure ulcers that include Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) . The Hamilton Spectator has reported on this story twice.
We are very sorry any time a patient experiences harm while under our care.  We are taking immediate action to address these issues more broadly, which we have outlined in the Pressure...

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