The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) supports clinical, educational and administrative telemedicine services for the province of Ontario. The goal is to bring care closer to home, and to reduce the time, cost, and risk of travel for patients, their families and health care providers. OTN also supports health care professional development, allowing health care teams to connect with other organizations for long-distance learning and networking.
September Asthma Spike
If you or someone you know has asthma, it is important to be aware of the “September Spike” in emergency department visits.
St. Francis Memorial Hospital’s Physiotherapy Department has two Physiotherapists,a Physiotherapy Aide and Clerk, to help in-patients and out-patients regain or maintain physical function.
Meals arrive at 12:00 noon and Clients pay $5.00 per meal
Regular, Dental Soft and Diabetic meals are available
St. Francis Memorial Hospital Laboratory provides a number of services for our clients.
Patients must have a signed requisition from a registered physician for any laboratory tests. Results will be sent directly to the ordering physicians’ offices, either by mail or direct fax. Results cannot be given directly to you or to another physician, unless we receive written instructions to do so.
The test consists of placing adhesive discs (electrodes) to your chest in five (5) places. In preparation for the placing of the electrodes, it will be necessary for the technician to shave any chest hair off in the area of the electrode placement. The electrodes will then be attached by wires (leads) to a tape recorder. The tape recorder will be strapped to a waist belt or may be carried by a shoulder strap. You will go home and wear the monitor for 24 hours.
The Health Records Department at St. Francis Memorial Hospital oversees the collection, storage and retention of patient health records. It respects and maintains the confidentiality of all patient personal health information in its custody.
The St. Francis Health Centre, which adjoins our hospital, contains a number of offices offering a variety of health and allied health services.
The Emergency Department is committed to providing you with prompt, high quality care. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every effort is made to see patients as quickly as possible. Patients are not necessarily seen in order of arrival; it depends on how urgent or severe each case is. Urgent cases must always be given priority, so please be patient as you wait. If your symptoms change while waiting to see a doctor, please let the nurse know immediately.
The Ontario Breast Screening Program encourages women to take charge of their own health. Women, over the age of 50 and who have never had breast cancer, can self-refer for a mammogram, by phoning to make their own appointments. Did you know 75%-80% of all breast cancers occur in women with no risk factors, other than being a woman?
Bone Densitometry is a diagnostic tool for the detection of osteoporosis. The program promotes bone health and prevention or early detection of osteoporosis, and treatment.
Bone Mineral Density (BMD) studies are performed here at St. Francis Memorial Hospital and interpreted by the Radiologist. The BMD program at St. Francis Memorial Hospital is accredited with the Canadian Association of Radiologists.
Ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to view soft-tissue organs within the body. The Sonographer is the imaging specialist and the Radiologist interprets the results.
You may need the services of Diagnostic Imaging, as a result of illness or injury, or when a doctor suspects a medical problem that cannot easily be detected with a routine physical examination.
Our department will process requisitions for x-rays, ultrasounds, mammography and bone density, regardless of where the physician who ordered your test is located (in Bancroft, Pembroke, Renfrew, etc.). Once the test is completed, we will provide the physician with a written report. If you prefer to have your testing done locally, please inform your physician.