Please answer the questions about your recent stay at the hospital named on the cover letter. Do not include any other hospital stays in your answers.
Your care from nurses

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* 1. During this hospital stay, how often did nurses treat you with courtesy and respect?

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* 2. During this hospital stay, how often did nurses listen carefully to you?

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* 3. During this hospital stay, how often did nurses explain things in a way you could understand?

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* 4. During this hospital stay, after you pressed the call button, how often did you get help as soon as you wanted it?

Your care from doctors

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* 5. During this hospital stay, how often did doctors treat you with courtesy and respect?

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* 6. During this hospital stay, how often did doctors listen carefully to you?

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* 7. During this hospital stay, how often did doctors explain things in a way you could understand?

The hospital environment

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* 8. During this hospital stay, how often were your room and bathroom
kept clean?

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* 9. During this hospital stay, how often was the area around your room quiet at night?

Your experiences in this hospital

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* 10. During this hospital stay, did you need help from nurses or other hospital staff in getting to the bathroom or in using a bedpan?

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* 11. How often did you get help in getting to the bathroom or in using a bedpan as soon as you wanted?

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* 12. During this hospital stay, did you need medicine for pain?

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* 13. During this hospital stay, how often was your pain well controlled?

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* 14. During this hospital stay, how often did the hospital staff do everything they could to help you with your pain?

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* 15. During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before?

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* 16. Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for?

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* 17. Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?

When you left the hospital

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* 18. After you left the hospital, did you go directly to your own home, to someone else’s home or to another health facility?

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* 19. During this hospital stay, did doctors, nurses or other hospital staff talk with you about whether you would have the help you needed when you left the hospital?

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* 20. During this hospital stay, did you get information in writing about what symptoms or health problems to look out for after you left the hospital?

Overall rating of hospital

Please answer the following questions about your stay at the hospital named on the cover letter. Do not include any other hospital stays in your answers.

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* 21. Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst hospital possible and 10 is the best hospital possible, what number would you use to rate this hospital during your stay?

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* 22. Would you recommend this hospital to your friends and family?

In this next section, we ask several more questions about your stay at the hospital.

Your arrival at the hospital

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* 23. When you arrived at the hospital, did you go to the emergency department?

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* 24. Before coming to the hospital, did you have enough information about what was going to happen during the admission process?

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* 25. Was your admission into the hospital organized?

Continue to question 30 if you answered "no" in question 23. Answer questions 26 to 29 only if you were admitted through the emergency department. 

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* 26. When you were in the emergency department, did you get enough information about your condition and treatment?

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* 27. Were you given enough information about what was going to happen during your admission to the hospital?

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* 28. After you knew that you needed to be admitted to a hospital bed, did you have to wait too long before getting there?

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* 29. Was your transfer from the emergency department into a hospital bed organized?

During your hospital stay

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* 30. Do you feel that there was good communication about your care between doctors, nurses and other hospital staff?

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* 31. How often did doctors, nurses and other hospital staff seem informed and up-to-date about your hospital care?

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* 32. How often were tests and procedures done when you were told they would be done?

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* 33. During this hospital stay, did you get all the information you needed about your condition and treatment?

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* 34. Did you get the support you needed to help you with any anxieties, fears or worries you had during this hospital stay?

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* 35. Were you involved as much as you wanted to be in decisions about your care and treatment?

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* 36. Were your family or friends involved as much as you wanted in decisions about your care and treatment?

Leaving the hospital

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* 37. Before you left the hospital, did you have a clear understanding about
all of your prescribed medications, including those you were taking before your hospital stay?

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* 38. Did you receive enough information from hospital staff about what to do if you were worried about your condition or treatment after you left the hospital?

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* 39. When you left the hospital, did you have a better understanding of your condition than when you entered?

Your overall impression

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* 40. Overall, do you feel you were helped by your hospital stay? Please answer on a scale where 0 is “not helped at all” and 10 is “helped completely.”

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* 41. Overall, do you feel like you had a good experience? Please answer on a scale where 0 is "I had a very poor experience" and 10 is "I had a very good experience."

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* 42. Would you recommend this hospital to your friends and family?

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* 43. During this visit, were you respected and your preferences considered regarding your treatment and care plan?

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* 44. During this visit, did you have enough say about your treatment?

Your childbirth experience

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* 45. While in the hospital, did your doctor, midwife, or nurse answer your questions about your childbirth in a way you could understand?

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* 46. While in the hospital, were you given enough information about what to expect about your own physical recovery after the birth?

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* 47. Were you given enough information about any emotional changes you might experience after the birth?

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* 48. While in the hospital, did your doctor, midwife, or nurse discuss different options for pain control during the labour and delivery with you?

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* 49. Overall, was your pain well controlled? Please answer on a scale where 0 is “Not controlled at all” and 10 is “Controlled completely”

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* 50. While in the hospital, did you get enough information about caring for your baby?

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* 51. While in the hospital, did you get enough information to support your decision to breast or bottle feed your baby?

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* 52. While in the hospital, did doctors, midwives or nurses give you the assistance and support you needed to help you breast feed your baby? 

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* 53. While in the hospital, did you get enough information about bathing your baby?

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* 54. Newborn screening is a blood test done shortly after birth to test for treatable diseases that are not usually apparent in the newborn period. While in the hospital, were you offered a newborn screening test for your baby?

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* 55. While in the hospital, did you get the information you needed about immunizations for your baby?

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* 56. While in the hospital, did you get enough information about caring for yourself?

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* 57. After the birth of your baby, were other family members or those close to you able to stay with you as much as you wanted?

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* 58. While in the hospital, did doctors, midwives or nurses respect your wishes for labour and delivery in the care that was provided?

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* 59. Before you left the hospital, did hospital staff tell you what symptoms to watch for in your baby?

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* 60. Before you left the hospital, were you given enough information about support services available in your community for you and your baby?

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* 61. Before you left the hospital, did you get enough information from hospital staff about appointments and tests you and your baby needed after you left the hospital?

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* 62. Did your prenatal care prepare you for your labour and delivery at the hospital?

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* 63. Was this your first childbirth experience?

About you

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* 64. In general, how would you rate your overall physical health?

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* 65. In general, how would you rate your overall mental or emotional health?

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* 66. What is the highest grade or level of school that you have completed?

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* 67. What is your gender?

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* 68. What is your year of birth? Please write in; for example, “1934.” 

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* 69. The following question will help us to better understand the communities that we serve. Do you consider yourself to be . . .

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* 70. What is your sexual orientation?

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* 71. What is your mother tongue?

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* 72. If your mother tongue is neither English nor French, in which of Canada’s official languages are you most comfortable?

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* 73. In what language are you most comfortable receiving healthcare services?

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* 74. Did you have access to someone who could explain what you needed to know about your care in a language in which you are comfortable?

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* 75. Is there anything else you would like to share about your hospital stay?

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