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Almonte General Hospital Provides Parents With All the Information They Need in One Place

by | Sep 15, 2020 | Local News | 0 comments

For generations, Almonte General Hospital (AGH) has been providing high quality Obstetrical care to families in our region and one thing is for sure – parents always have a lot of questions.

To support new families, Almonte General Hospital has introduced a new way to get information. Educational material can now be downloaded all in one place using a QR (Quick Response) code.  Topics include everything from breastfeeding to newborn screening to community supports for new parents. The goal is to make the information easily accessible whenever it’s needed on a tablet or phone.

“In the past, we have provided each Mom with a thick file folder full of reading material,” explains Lynn Heath, Manager, Obstetrics and Emergency. “We’ve now gone from more than 100 pages to just one that promotes the scannable QR code. It is much more convenient for our patients and we are saving quite a few trees!”

All the material is reviewed by AGH’s education team and updated as needed to remain current. Many of the sections also link to the latest information provided by Public Health.  To access the QR code, visit www.almontegeneral.com/newparentinformation

AGH is the only rural hospital in this region providing a full range of low-risk obstetrical services, including 24/7 coverage by an obstetrician and pain management services.  Our multidisciplinary team includes Obstetrician/Gynecologists, Family Physicians, Midwives, specially trained Nurses and Anesthetists.  Our Diagnostic Imaging team offers a full range of advanced ultrasound services and patients can book ultrasound appointments by calling 613-256-2514 ext. 2114. For details, please visit our website at www.agh-fvm.com.

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