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The Central West LHIN is pleased to publish the July / August 2016 edition of  Working Together for Healthy Change, highlighting work, events and resident stories that support the LHIN's Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP).

Highlights...
Coming Soon... a new kind of health care facility: Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness enters the final stretch.  Read more
Ontario is investing an additional $3.9M this year in Home and Community Care in the Central West LHIN. Read more
Etobicoke General Hospital receiving over $1.7M in provincial funding for repairs and upgrades. Read more
 

In this issue... 

  In the News
  • Ontario Investing $1,423,000 to Improve Emergency Room Care in Peel Region...Province Funding 300,000 Dedicated Nursing Hours to Reduce Emergency Wait Times
  • Ontario Investing Additional $10 Million to Enhance Behavioural Supports Program... Province Also Increasing Long-Term Care Funding by $60 Million
  • Etobicoke General Receiving Over $1.7 Million in provincial funding for repairs and upgrades: Investment Will Help to Continue to Provide High-Quality Care
  • Ontario Investing an Additional $3.9 Million This Year in Home and Community Care in the Central West LHIN: Province Increasing Access to Home Care for Those with High Needs
  • India Rainbow Changes Name to Indus Community Services 
  Feature
  • Coming Soon... a new kind of facility: Peel Memorial Integrated Centre for Health and Wellness enters the final stretch
  Appointments 
  • Central West LHIN Welcomes Kim Delahunt to the team as Senior Director, Health System Integration
  • Bethell Hospice Welcomes Nazira Jaffer as new Executive Director
  Healthy Change in Action
  • One Patient's Experience Moving From Hospital to Home: Joyce's Story
  Build Integrated Networks of Care
  • Telehomecare... Update
  Drive Quality & Value
  • Improve the Patient Experience
             - Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness to Receive Additional CT Machine
  • Quality and Innovation...  
             -  Health Quality Ontario (HQO) releases Engaging with Patients: Stories and Successes from the
                2015-2016 Quality Improvement Plans 

             -  Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Releases Palliative Care at the End-of-Life
 
  • French Language Services
             - Implementation plan finalized for Joint Annual Action Plan between LHINs and Reflet Salvéo
IN THE NEWS 

Ontario Investing $1,423,000 to Improve Emergency Room Care in Peel Region: Province Funding 300,000 Dedicated Nursing Hours to Reduce Emergency Wait Times... Find out more... 

Ontario Investing Additional $10 Million to Enhance Behavioural Supports Program: Province Also Increasing Long-Term Care Funding by $60 Million... Find out more... 

Etobicoke General Receiving Over $1.7 Million in provincial funding for repairs and upgrades: Investment Will Help to Continue to Provide High-Quality Care... Find out more

Ontario Investing an Additional $3.9 Million This Year in Home and Community Care in the Central West LHIN: Province Increasing Access to Home Care for Those with High Needs... Find out more
 

     

India Rainbow Changes Name to "Indus Community Services" 

Following an open and consultative process, India Rainbow is pleased to announce its new name...Indus Community Services.

"Indus" is attributed to early settlements of the Indus Valley Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa civilization that spanned across South Asia and as far West as Mesopotamia and Egypt. Believed to be a peaceful society, the name indicates a rich cultural heritage rooted in community spirit and development.
 
To align with their new beginning, Indus Community Services has developed new vision and mission statements, reflective of a renewed commitment to supporting local communities.

 
VISION
“Leaders in building strong and supportive communities.”

MISSION
“Supporting our growing communities to manage change through quality client-centered social and health services, and responsive public education.”

 
FEATURE 

  Coming soon: a new kind of health facility

Just months from now – in February 2017 – the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial) will open its doors to the community.  It will be a new kind of health facility, one that offers many outpatient services for those who are ill or injured, while also helping people stay well, manage their chronic illness or disease, and learn about things like fitness and healthy diets.
 
Greater access to services and a better patient experience | Adding another health facility to the William Osler Health System (Osler) means Osler can provide more of the services the community needs most. The Osler family – Peel Memorial, Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General hospitals – will work seamlessly together. That means:
  • Services at Peel Memorial will complement those at the other two hospitals.
  • The care teams at all three hospitals will have shared access to patients’ health records, putting up-to-date information at their fingertips.
  • Patients will be able to move easily between the facilities according to their health care needs.
  • A smoother, better experience for patients. 
What health services will Peel Memorial offer?
  • An Urgent Care Centre, open 14 hours/day, seven days/week; for those with less serious injuries or illnesses
  • Day Surgery facilities for procedures such as cataract and arthroscopic surgery
  • Outpatient clinics for children, youth, expectant/new mothers, and newborns
  • Chronic disease prevention and management clinics (e.g., diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease)
  • A Centre for Community Mental Health and Addictions
  • A Centre for Rehabilitation and Seniors’ Wellness
  • A hemodialysis service with12 stations
  • Diagnostic services (x-ray, mammography, ultrasound, CT scans, bone mineral density tests and lab services)
** Patients who need an inpatient stay will go to Brampton Civic Hospital.

Health and Wellness will be a big focus | Patients will get the information and supports they need to prevent or manage chronic illness or disease and learn about things like fitness and healthy diets. Over time, Osler plans to partner with other health organizations and complementary health providers – such as naturopaths and chiropractors – to offer more health care options.

Plans for the future | In Phase 1 of Peel Memorial, the focus is on providing comprehensive outpatient care, surgeries that do not require an overnight hospital stay, and an Urgent Care Centre that opens 14 hours a day, 365 days a year. In Phase 2, Peel Memorial will be expanded to include inpatient beds (for patients needing Complex Continuing Care and Rehabilitation). Osler continues to work with its government partners on moving the second phase of the project forward for approvals.


To find out more about Peel Memorial... please visit.

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  APPOINTMENTS

Central West LHIN Welcomes New Senior Director, Health System Integration - Following a comprehensive and extensive search, the Central West LHIN is pleased to announce that Kim Delahunt will be joining the team as the new Senior Director, Health System Integration effective September 12, 2016.

Kim has a diverse healthcare background with over 16 years of experience across virtually all aspects of health care including direct care, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, primary care, health system planning and integration within a LHIN environment, acute care, Long-Term care, home and community care (Central West CCAC), and most recently as Senior Director Operations at CBI Home Health.  As a result,  Kim possesses in-depth knowledge of the Ontario health system.

With a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters of Science from McMaster University, and a Masters of Health Science from the University of Toronto, Kim is passionate about health care and developing an integrated health care system for residents of the Central West LHIN and beyond.  She brings recognized strong strategic planning, decision-making, coaching and mentoring skills,  and a reputation of innovation and delivering results to the role.  

Please join us in welcoming Kim to the Central West LHIN.


  Bethell Hospice Welcomes New Executive Director 
Bethell Hospice is pleased to welcome Nazira Jaffer as its new Executive Director.  Nazira most recently worked at Ontario Shores, Centre for Mental Health Sciences, in Whitby, as the Director of Strategic Initiatives.  She also previously spent time at the Central West LHIN as a Senior Consultant of Planning, Integration and Community Engagement.  Please join us in congratulating Nazira on her new role. 

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  HEALTHY CHANGE IN ACTION

  One Patient's Experience Moving from Hospital to Home... (excerpt from the Central West CCAC's 2015-2016 Report to the Community)

When Joyce Cheddesingh was discharged from hospital, she received short-term nursing care in her home from an integrated nursing team as part of the regional Hospital to Home (H2H) program. Better information sharing and smoother transitions between points of care is having a positive impact on patients and their health care providers. 

“All the workers who come in to look after me, they are doing a wonderful job,” says Joyce. “Without them, we don’t know what we would do.”

See how H2H is making a difference to Joyce and many other patients across the Central West LHIN: 
Click here

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Share Your Story! 
Are you and/or your organization making healthy change happen doing something exceptional to place the needs of people and patients first? Share your story today (click here), and look for it to appear in an upcoming edition. 
  BUILD INTEGRATED NETWORKS OF CARE

Telehomecare

Telehomecare | The Regional Telehomecare (THC) program has enrolled 1,901 patients into the program, and currently 278 patients are being monitored. Provincially, Ontario’s THC program for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has demonstrated consistent outcomes with greater than 50% reductions in hospital Emergency Department and Inpatient visits for over 9,000 patients. Locally, the regional program continues to expand its reach by building on the integration of THC in Assisted Living settings, and working with William Osler Health System (Osler) to appropriately transition patients with COPD into the community.

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   DRIVE QUALITY & VALUE

Improve the Patient Experience 

Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness to Receive Additional CT MachineThe MOHLTC has approved a LHIN supported and facilitated business case for the installation of new Computed Tomography (CT) equipment at William Osler Health System's Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial) site. This addition will bring Osler's total number of designated CT scanners to 10, providing patients with greater access to imaging services in support of clinics, dialysis procedures and surgeries at the new facility, which is currently under development and scheduled for completion in February 2017. 

Quality and Innovation

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Releases Engaging with Patients: Stories and Successes from the 2015-2016 Quality Improvement Plans - HQO has released the fifth and final report in a series of sector-specific reports called Insights into Quality Improvement. Designed to showcase the results of 2015-2016 Quality Improvement Plans submitted to HQO, the final report titled Engaging with Patients: Stories and Successes from the 2015/2016 Quality Improvement Plans presents an overview of patient engagement activities outlined in the Quality Improvement Plans submitted by all four health sectors (acute care, long-term care, team-based primary care and community care). By sharing how other health care organizations across Ontario are engaging with patients and families to improve their care and services, providers can adopt and/or adapt these practices to their own care setting.

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Releases Palliative Care at the End-of-Life
Palliative Care at the End of Life
looks at the care and services that palliative care patients received during the critical last month of their life. Throughout, stories from caregivers and health care providers of patients at the end of their life are featured, to provide intimate details of their experiences that cannot be captured by the data alone. Find out more...

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  CONNECT & INFORM

French Language Services

Joint Annual Action Plan
- An implementation plan, outlining key responsibilities and deliverables for each LHIN and Reflet Salvéo, has been finalized for the Joint Annual Action Plan. While the Joint Annual Action Plan outlines overarching goals for Reflet Salvéo and the Central West, Mississauga Halton and Toronto Central LHINs, the implementation plan outlines specific targets for each of the stakeholders. For more details about the Joint Annual Action Plan...  please visit.

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Together, making healthy change happen!
 
The Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) plans, funds, integrates and monitors local health care services for the communities of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin County, Malton, north Etobicoke and west Woodbridge. For more information on the Central West LHIN please contact Tom Miller, Director Communications and Community Engagement – tom.miller@lhins.on.ca - or visit www.centralwestlhin.on.ca.

Our email address is: centralwest@lhins.on.ca

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