Over the past number of weeks, the Toronto Star has published a series of videos and articles about several patients who, under the care of the Rothbart Centre, have contracted bacterial meningitis and epidural abscess, among other complications. We join our patient community, the physician community and of course our entire community in extending our deepest sympathies to the patients and their caregivers for what has happened.
At Allevio, our main focus is to keep patient care and safety as our primary concern. We are currently adding new physicians to our team to accommodate the increasing need for evidence-based interventional pain management in Toronto. We adhere to all Public Health guidelines, and go beyond the standards wherever possible. You can find our (and other clinic’s) College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) Out of Hospital Premises inspection findings here. We were granted a “Pass” when inspected.
The result: Standards and procedures that are safer for patients and practitioners, an understanding of proper protocol that goes above and beyond, and a patient safety record that reflects our commitment to outstanding care.
For patients who have recently been treated at the Rothbart Centre who chose to receive care at Allevio Pain Management, we are of course happy to see you, but ask you to:
- Speak to your Family Doctor for medical clearance if you are concerned about infection
- Ask your Family Doctor to complete our Referral Form
- Complete our Pre-Consult Questionnaire
- Check with the CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) to see if they have additional recommendations for patients who have been treated at the Rothbart Centre.