GERALDTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL
BEST PRACTICE SPOTLIGHT ORGANIZATION
In March 2018, the John Owen Evans Residence at the Geraldton District Hospital was pleased to learn that their proposal had been accepted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario to work towards becoming a Best Practice Spotlight Organization. This opportunity promotes collaborative health care approaches and dynamic partnerships with focus on proving positive impacts on patient care through evidence based practice. The John Owen Evans Residence is committed to implementing a minimum of three best practice guidelines over the next three years with the primary focus on Pain and symptom management, Palliative and End of life care and Dementia, Delirium and Depression in the elderly.
On Thursday May 3rd, the John Owen Evans Residence at the Geraldton District Hospital welcomed long term care residents, family members, patients, staff, volunteers and board members to participate in the launch of the facility best practice spotlight pre-designation celebration. With the implementation of best practice guidelines, the overall goal is to create and support a culture of evidence based best practice and quality improvement with focus on enhancing the quality of care for resident and patients. The Geraldton District Hospital will commence this initiative with the intention of receiving recognition as well as the Designation of a Best Practice Spotlight Organization in year 2021.
Keri Cloutier, LTC Nurse Manager, Heather Woodbeck (Best practice coordinator for the North West LHIN) and LTC Resident Isabelle Cote