Patient safety cited as main concern. Nothing is unsafe.
No evidence that nursing is a problem. MSH has well qualified nurses. They are clinically competent. Undermining confidence creates a problem.
50 not a small number. Numerous facilities have much smaller numbers. They stay open and produce good results.
Doctors deliver babies and nurses provide the care. The Doctor in Banff delivers the same number of babies as the doctors in Canmore and perhaps more. She is a committed physician who has the skills and provides on site training for staff.
Every rural hospital has to maintain staff competency not only for maternity but all other disciplines. That is why MSH participates in Moreob. Emergency room staff require an even greater skill set and have an even greater job at keeping up their skills. If we look at your reasoning then the hospital should close.
Outcomes are good -so why close down a centre and force people to have no options and the poor would have almost impossible accessibility and have to go to a centre with worse outcomes.
Unnecessary Csections have long term consequences for mother and child not too mention increased AHS costs and increased maternal and newborn illness and complications.
Now we are the ones who are truly concerned about patient safety, as patients will not only be turned away from the hospital while in labour but forced to make many unnecessarily trips to Canmore. Results: Added stress causes poor outcomes and poor patent satisfaction.
Do you care because we do.
OUR DOCTOR PROVIDES CONSISTENT SUPPORT AND EDUCATION FOR NURSES IN MATERNITY CARE–THAT IS WHY THE RESULTS ARE GOOD
Patient satisfaction is high,costs are low,results are good,full complement of medical personnel -so why remove.
You will not be providing safe quality care to the residents of Banff and outlying communities by removing services.