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Breakfree FLS Launched in March 2023 Registers 125th Patient

June 15, 2023

With 80% of Canadians suffering from a fragility fracture and not receiving appropriate treatment, Horizon Health Network identified the need for a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to reduce care gap individuals with osteoporosis in Fredericton and surrounding areas. 

In March 2023, the Fredericton BreakFree FLS program was launched at Horizon Health Network’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. This is the first FLS funded in New Brunswick by Dr. Earl Bogoch in his role as the Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention, University of Toronto.

Since implementation of the Breakfree FLS in Fredericton, the clinic has seen over 125 individuals. Fredericton FLS is off to a great start in closing the gap in osteoporosis care.

Stacey Fraser Nurse Manager, Dr Leo Cruz (Medical Lead Physician) Leanne Eddington FLS, Dr Burton (Orthopedic Lead) Rachel Craig (Nurse Clinica

Stacey Fraser (Nurse Manager), Dr. Leo Cruz (FLS Medical Director), Leanne Eddington (FLS RN), Dr. Philip Burton (Orthopedic Lead), Rachel Craig (Clinical Nurse Specialist)

The BreakFree FLS in Fredericton is established to address the care gap in osteoporosis management. Supported jointly by the Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention and the Department of Health in accordance with Osteoporosis Canada guidelines, this program is led by Leanne Eddington (FLS RN) and Dr. Leo Cruz (FLS Medical Director).

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