Joseph Brant Hospital was recognized by Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) for its efforts to integrate organ and tissue donation into quality end-of-life care in 2018/19.
Joseph Brant Hospital was presented with the Provincial Conversion Rate Award for meeting or exceeding the target conversion rate of 63 per cent set by Trillium Gift of Life Network. The conversion rate is the percentage of potential organ donors (patients who die in a hospital setting and are deemed medically suitable for donation) who went on to become actual donors.
“It is due to the strong dedication and commitment of our front line staff to our patients and families, who find themselves confronting one of the most difficult times of their lives, that we have achieved this award, said Dr. Dwight Prodger, Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Joseph Brant Hospital. “To be able to afford patients the opportunity to give a Gift of Life, meets the very highest standards of quality end of life care we all strive to provide.”
Congratulations to @Jo_Brant Hospital on this important recognition related to #organdonation from @TrilliumGift and its continued commitment to saving lives. A single donor can save up to 8 lives through donation & enhance the lives of up to 75 others: https://t.co/QohcsgkIs5 pic.twitter.com/OgmNIuTgZE
— Marianne Meed Ward (@MariannMeedWard) October 17, 2019
Joseph Brant Hospital is one of 30 hospitals and four community partners to be awarded a 2018/19 Trillium Gift of Life Network Achievement Award.
“Joseph Brant Hospital is an outstanding example of how applying leading donation practices can save lives,” said Ronnie Gavsie, President and CEO, Trillium Gift of Life Network. “The award is a reflection of the culture of donation established at Joseph Brant Hospital, and a reminder of the work that we still need to do in other communities across Ontario. We will not be complacent.”
Today, more than 1,600 people in Ontario are on the waitlist for a lifesaving organ transplant, and every three days someone will die without one. While the majority of Canadians support donation only 34 per cent of Ontarians have formally registered their consent for organ and tissue donation.
Visit BeADonor.ca to register or find out more.