HQCA supports Better Together Campaign
November 9, 2015
Today, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) launched Better Together: Partnering with Families. The North American campaign encourages hospitals to review their visiting policies with a view to adopting family presence policies. Family presence enables patients – if they choose – to designate family members or other loved ones who can stay by their side 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This approach creates a welcoming environment that enables family and caregivers to more fully participate in patient care by being present for physician rounds and helping with transitions in care.
CFHI is calling on hospitals nationwide to take the pledge and begin the process of implementing the family presence policy innovation as a practical step towards delivering more patient and family-centred care.
To learn more about this exciting campaign, visit the CFHI website.