Better Together Campaign in the News


On November 10, 2015, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), in partnership with the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care and a dozen leading healthcare organizations across Canada launched the Better Together: Partnering with Families campaign that encourages hospitals to adopt family presence policies that view family members as ‘partners in care’ rather than as ‘visitors.’ Family presence policies enable patients to designate family members or other caregivers to have unrestricted access to them while they are hospitalized.

CFHI News Release

Media Coverage

3 Ottawa hospital campuses remove limits on visiting hours
CBC Ottawa, November 12, 2015

Advocacy group wants Canadian hospitals to expand visiting hours
The Canadian Press, November 10, 2015

B.C. is best - in having the most accommodating hospitals for patients' visitors
Vancouver Sun, November 10, 2015

Halifax hospitals score high in open-visiting policy study
CBC News Nova Scotia, November 10, 2015

Report: Extended visiting hours help patient care
Ottawa Sun, November 10, 2015

Supporting Organizations

Partnering with families to improve patient experience and outcomes
Health Quality Ontario

Better Together Campaign's Policies Supported in BC
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

HQCA supports Better Together Campaign
Health Quality Council of Alberta

HQC supports new campaign promoting family presence policy in hospitals
Saskatchewan Health Quality Council

About Better Together: Partnering with Families
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety

Family Presence Policies: Because families are more than visitors, they are partners in care
Patients Canada

New campaign promotes family presence
Canadian Patient Safety Institute