The Province is looking to end hallway health care at the local level.
Today the new Couchiching Family Health Team was unveiled, one of 24 in the province to be announced.
Through the new team, which was announced in Orillia, patients will experience easier transitions from one provider to another, including, for example, between hospitals and home care providers, with one patient story, one patient record and one care plan.
"This is an exciting time for health care in Ontario as we finally break down the long-standing barriers that have prevented care providers from working directly with each other to support patients throughout their health care journey," says Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott. "Together with our health care partners, the Couchiching Ontario Health Team will play an essential role in delivering on our commitment to end hallway health care and building a connected and sustainable public health care system centred around the needs of patients."
The Couchiching Ontario Health Team is focused on meeting the needs of its local community, with a focus on seniors who have complex health care needs. The team will organize and deliver care with the support of more than 20 community agencies and health care providers, including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers.