Patient & Family Education

St. Mary’s has invested in an online Health Library which offers evidence-based information in an easy-to-use format, with a search function and various sub-headings. The site includes videos, research news, articles, interactive tools, quick reference guides and in-depth reports. This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available.

Logo for the Health Library feature an illustrated person with hearts arfound them.In the Health Library you will find:

  • Disease and Condition Fact Sheets
  • Disease and Condition Information Centres
  • Procedures and Tests
  • Centres of Excellence
  • Medical Dictionary

Safe Healthcare Starts With You. Be Involved!
When it comes to your health care team, YOU are the most important member! We encourage you to be an active participant in your care. You are the most important advocate for your health, and by participating in your care, you will have a more complete understanding of your treatment plan.

Here are a few ways in which you can be an active participant in your care:

  • Don’t be afraid to speak up! Ask questions, or share your concerns about your care.
  • Tell a member of your health care team about your past illnesses and your current health condition.
  • Bring all of your medicines with you when you go to the hospital or to a medical appointment.
  • Tell a member of your health care team if you have ever had an allergic or bad reaction to any medicine or food.
  • Make sure you know what to do when you go home from the hospital or from your medical appointment – and follow any directions properly!

Patient safety toolkit

Learn more about the importance of being involved in your care and download the following tools to help you stay safe.

Questions About Patient Safety

St. Mary’s has a dedicated Patient Safety Officer. If you would like to speak to someone about patient safety, contact:

Leslie Slabon
519-749-6578 ext. 1406

Community Healthcare Resources

Click here for a listing of community resouces. This guide can be used to help you find:

  •  a family healthcare provider
  •  nutrition information
  •  contact information for local laboratories, pharmacies, walk-in clinis, x-ray clinics and community centres

Phillips Lifeline

St. Mary’s is affiliated with Philips Lifeline, a personal response service that lets you summon help day or night.

Click here to learn more or call 519-749-8008.