Producers Karin Chykaliuk, Kent Hoffman and I are busy putting the finishing touches on our townhall on medical errors. It's being held tonight (October 12) at Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front Street in Toronto. Doors open at 630 pm, and seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
The townhall co-incides with the release of my book 'The Night Shift - Real Life in the Heart of the ER', published by HarperCollins. In it, I talk candidly about medical mistakes I've made and ones I've observed.
This is your chance to tell stories of medical errors and how they've affected you and your family. It's also a chance for you to put questions to our panel of experts, including Dr. Barry McLellan, CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Pam Marshall, Executive Director of Patient Relations and Legal Affairs for the Scarborough Hospital, Dr. Lianne Jeffs, Director of Nursing/Clinical Research at St. Michael's Hospital, and Dr. Kaveh Shojania, Director of the Centre for Patient Safety at the University of Toronto.
Hope to see you tonight. If you can't make it, listen to an edited version of the townhall on WCBA this Saturday, October 16 at 11 am (1130 parts of Newfoundland and Labrador) and again on Monday October 18 at 1130 am (noon in parts of Newfoundland and Labrador) on CBC Radio One.