Welcome to the Dryden Regional Health Centre
The Dryden Regional Health Centre is a fully modern 41 bed acute care hospital. There are thirty-one acute and ten chronic/rehab beds in the hospital. DRHC provides a full range of inpatient services including medical, surgical, obstetrical, chronic care and critical care.
Ambulatory services include emergency, surgical day care, specialty clinics, oncology, nurse practitioner and ambulance services. Diagnostic services include a 64 slice CT Scan, x-ray, ultrasound, laboratory mammography and cardiac stress testing.
The Health Centre is also home to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dietary services, as well as counselling services for; alcohol, case management, diabetes, gambling, youth addiction and sexual assault.
Many of the physicians in Dryden provide obstetrical services. Dryden is part of a network of rural general surgeons providing full surgical service on a twenty-four hour basis. Two local GPs provide anaesthetic services.
Dryden Regional Health Centre values the feedback and suggestions of its patients, their family members, and caregivers. As such the organization is collaborating with our patients on a Patient and Family Advisory Committee to include the voice of patients and their families and /or caregivers in programs, services, and plans for the future in order to enhance the patient experience.
Help Recruit Ontario’s First Patient Ombudsman
As you may already be aware, the government has announced plans to appoint its first Patient Ombudsman. The Patient Ombudsman will assist patients and their caregivers who have not had their concerns resolved through existing processes at hospitals, long-term care homes or community care access centres.
As a first step in selecting a Patient Ombudsman – and to ensure that the appointee has qualities that meet the needs of patients – the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is asking Ontarians to fill out a brief feedback form. With this form, Ontarians will be able to identify the skills, experience and personality traits they would value most in a Patient Ombudsman.
Please note that the form should take only ten minutes to complete; and that it will not require the respondent to enter any personal information. Please take a moment to provide your input on the personality traits, skills and experience that you feel will make a great Patient Ombudsman.