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  Welcome to The Center for Patient Protection & Patient Protection.Healthcare   Building on lived experiences and innovative thinking to create better outcomes and more more compassionate care in patient safety, mental health delivery and reduction of suicide risk.                         Recent Media Appearances

Kathleen Finlay interviewed on iHeatRadio

Kathleen Finlay was interviewed on iHeartRadio about her campaign to bring a three-digit 988 suicide prevention hotline to Canada. Here’s a clip of the interview.

Kathleen Finlay interviewed on CTV National News on Bell’s Let’s Talk Day

Kathleen Finlay was interviewed on CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme in an Avis Favro report about Kathleen’s campaign to bring a three-digit 988 suicide prevention hotline to Canada. Here’s the video. The extended CTV News interview and on-line story are available here. 

Kathleen Finlay interviewed by CTV National News

The case of Toronto rapper John River (Matthew John Derrick-Huie), who went to the doctor with chest pains and shortness of breath in 2017 and embarked on a two-year medical nightmare. “Kathleen Finlay, the CEO and founder of The Center for Patient Protection, called River’s treatment “appalling.” “Anytime a person presents multiple times to a […]

Kathleen Finlay interviewed on CBC National News Go Public

Kathleen Finlay interviewed on CBC’s Go Public Calls medical errors a silent epidemic that needs to be treated as a public healthcare crisis.  Urges creation of healthcare equivalent of TSB to investigate and reduce critical hospital errors like surgery ‘never’ events. Those mishaps are part of a “silent epidemic,” according to advocate Kathleen Finlay, founder of […]

Kathleen Finlay Interviewed by CTV News on Disrespectful Viral Video

Patients and families, often already under enormous stress and worry, don’t need healthcare professionals mocking and disbelieving them. The woman in the video calls herself a nurse. My mother was a nurse. I know many nurses. This is no nurse in the true sense of that word. She has re-traumatized many patients and families, reminding […]

Media and Commentary

We give voice to the patients and families who have been harmed by the very healthcare system they trusted to heal them. It’s not just medical errors — which are largely avoidable — that cause the harm.  Too often, harm is also caused by the healthcare institution’s response when a patient or family reports an […]

Kathleen Finlay quoted in Healthy Debate

Why are medical records so difficult for patients and families to access? A family raises an important question after a hospital nightmare. At Healthy Debate.

Make Lawmakers More Trauma-Informed Aware

The chronic institutional betrayal of the Canadian Senate in meeting its obligations to protect women shows how poorly lawmakers understand the serious health impacts of sexual violence and sexual harassment, and why we need a campaign to bring trauma-informed awareness to the legislative table. Kathleen Finlay’s latest in The Hill Times.