Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM)

The Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Program has been operating at 8 Champlain region hospitals since 2008.  Seniors who come to the Emergency Department are screened using a 2 stage process to identify those who are at risk and to determine who would benefit from a targeted geriatric assessment.  The GEM Nurses can then refer the patients on for further specialized geriatric assessment and intervention, community and home supports and linkage with primary care.

GEM brochure -- English


GEM brochure – French



GEM programs are provided in the following hospitals in Champlain Region:

  • Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital
  • Cornwall Community Hospital
  • Hawkesbury General Hospital
  • Montfort Hospital
  • The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus
  • The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus
  • The Queensway-Carleton Hospital
  • Pembroke Regional Hospital
  • Renfrew Victoria Hospital 

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