A new image guidance system is helping surgeons pinpoint locations in the body with precise accuracy for procedures such as pinpointing a brain tumour of finding an exact insertion spot of a spinal screw thanks to a $230,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. This level of precision means less damage to healthy tissue during surgery resulting in better outcomes, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients.
This hospital is an Academic Health Sciences Centre. That means it is a teaching facility where learners come to look after real patients in a real care setting. It is important for learners to do this to gain experience and build the skills they will need in the future.
You have a choice to accept care from learners, and we hope you will allow them to be part of your team.
When learners talk to patients like you, they learn how to include you and your family in your care. Learners know that treating you with respect and keeping you and your family at the centre of care are the main goals of the Health Sciences Centre.
Learners always have a clinical teacher they can call on for guidance. You may see learners with their clinical teacher or they may come to care for you on their own. You may be one of their best teachers just by telling them how you feel about the care they give you.