Hoffer and Roth: Ottawa tries a SAFE way to address hallway health care

Hoffer and Roth: Ottawa tries a ‘SAFE’ way to address hallway health care
The London Free Press, January 13
A pilot project of the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, the Ottawa Hospital and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network is helping to ease the thorny problem of too many patients and not enough hospital beds – so-called hallway health care. The project focuses on a specific group of patients: seniors who no longer need the acute care that hospitals are designed to provide, but who are not yet well enough to go home.