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When doctors get sick: How hospitals respond to physicians with burnout

Although stigma surrounding physician burnout is still prominent, discussion on this topic has increased as hospitals have recognized its negative effects on patient care and physician wellness. Initiatives in the form of committees and counselling sessions have been put in place to promote wellness among staff. Yet despite efforts to support doctors with burnout, these programs are not as accessible as hospitals would hope.

Ottawa police issue warning following three overdose deaths

Ottawa police have issued a public health alert following a spike in overdose-related deaths in the city. Over a 14 hour period, first responders treated six people for suspected opioid overdoses across Ottawa. Early testing suggests the overdoses were a result of cocaine laced with fentanyl, police say. Three men…

Gift from the heart: Maximizing the blood supply in Ottawa

Rain or shine, there are different challenges to maintaining a national blood supply throughout the year. Organizations like Canadian Blood Services and blood distribution organizations are central to ensuring its availability to those in need.