About UsWE ARE …
· FAMILY DOCTORS: The Department consists of 252 members who are practicing family doctors in this community, and are committed to maintaining and enhancing the connection between primary health care and specialist care at the hospital. We strongly believe that this relationship is a vital part of the health care system, with important benefits for:
o QUALITY PATIENT CARE: We work closely with the specialist groups in the hospital, to ensure optimal safety and efficiency for our patients, through efforts to stream-line communications especially around the transitions between hospital and home. We are also engaged in regular quality of care reviews & research to enhance patient care.
o LIFELONG LEARNING: We are committed to the ongoing professional development of our members, as well as any member of the health care community, through educational activities such as rounds and workshops. For more information on our educational activities, please check the page on "Upcoming Educational Activities". In addition, we are committed to playing an active part in research activities as they are relevant to community-based health care, through our Committee on Utilization Review & Education.
o EDUCATION: Many of our members are affiliated with the Academic Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and participate actively in the education of learners in their offices, as well as during their work at the hospital.
o COMMUNITY CARE: We work closely with other community agencies such as the Department of Public Health, and other Family Medicine organizations in this community and beyond, to enhance health care initiatives in the community.
· MIDWIVES: In addition to the family doctors, we are proud to also have 42 midwifery members who provide care to pregnant women and their infants in this community, assisting them with both home-based and hospital-based care. Midwifery Clinic Info. - Click Here
· IN-HOSPITAL PRACTITIONERS: Many of our members provide services within the walls of the hospital, in addition to their work in the community. This work includes:
o Maternity care for low risk pregnant patients
o Newborn care for healthy babies
o Medical care to patients on the Complex Continuing Care ward
o Medical care for psychiatry in-patients
o Palliative care
o Supportive care to patients admitted to hospital