Latest Newsletter August 2023
As of October 2021, POP was given the authority by the MUHC to operate as a clinic. The new MUHC clinic is staffed by 3 MUHC employees; 1 full-time administrative assistant (Anastasia Parashis, 1 full-time physiotherapist (Do Jun Kim) and a half-time nutritionist Jade Corriveau). The clinic is situated beside the Preoperative Clinic and the Central Operating Room Booking (CORB). The patients that come to the clinic are referred by the surgeons at the MUHC and other hospitals in Montreal. In the first year of operation, the clinic dealt with 184 high risk patients of different surgical specialties and seen by the multidisciplinary team that prescribed individual programs for each patient. Besides the 3 MUHC staff, POP supported financially 1 Nurse, 1 data entry staff and 1 data analyst. Two nurse volunteers provide psychosocial counselling to patients in need. Also, the President and Director serve as volunteers.