Surge in Canadian Hospitals Embracing Family Presence Policies

by Nadine Morris | Nov 23, 2016

An innovative new policy that could revolutionize the relationship between healthcare providers, patients and family members is taking hold in Canada. The results have come not from a treatment or technology but from an important administrative change: adopting family presence policies.

This welcoming of families as partners in care is happening under the banner of Better Together, which CFHI launched in Canada in November 2015, supported by a dozen leading healthcare organizations. One year later, 41 hospital and healthcare organizations across Canada, plus the province of Saskatchewan, have taken the Better Together pledge.

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