The PODS initiative is aimed at improving the patient-centeredness of discharge through the delivery of a PODS at the time of discharge. Designed according to best practices by providers, caregivers, and patients, specifically hard-to-reach patient groups such as those with language barriers, mental health issues, and limited health literacy, PODS is easy for patients to understand and act on.
The toolkit is broken down into a 3 step process: Understand, Assess, and Implement.
PODS is being implemented in 8 hospitals in the Toronto Area
These 8 hospitals in the Toronto area are currently implementing PODS:
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- Sick Kids
- St. Joseph’s Health Centre
- St. Michael’s Hospital
- Toronto East General Hospital
- University Health Network
- Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Each early adopter site was unique and they adapted PODS to meet the needs of their patient population. These three films depict PODS implementation at three of the early adopter sites.
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Lyndhurst site)
The Hospital for Sick Children (Unit 4D – Cardiology)
St. Joseph’s Health Centre