The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) released a study revealing inconsistencies in visiting policies at hospitals – frequently limiting visiting by family members and loved ones during morning and evening hours. The study showed that only 30 of the hospitals out of 114 acute care hospitals across Canada received top marks for having visiting policies that promote family presence and patient-centred care.
“Isolating patients at their most vulnerable times from the people who know them best can place them at risk for adverse events, emotional harm and inconsistent care,” says Maureen O’Neil, President, Canadian Foundation of Healthcare Improvement.
Do you think hospitals should have 24-hour visiting hours? Have you have a bad experience while visiting a family or friend int he hospital?
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