Home Site Map HPHA Intranet Contact Us Privacy Policy
You are Here : Home    News & Events    Around The Alliance!    HPHA Looks to End Hallway Medicine through System Partnerships
 
<February 2019>
SMTWTFS
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728
20/02/2019
Moving Forward With Stroke - Goderich
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm / Goderich: Harbor Hills Retirement Community / A drop-in support group for adult stroke survivors and caregivers!
21/02/2019
Wine & Cheese Tasting - Supporting Clinton Public Hospital Foundation
7 p.m. / Clinton Town Hall / Tickets $25 - includes 8 sample tickets / Tickets available at Clinton Town Hall, Clinton Public Hospital Foundation Office or online
On an average day, 2,000 litres of blood pass through the liver.
Around The Alliance!
HPHA Looks to the Future
Seaforth Community Hospital is Looking for Volunteers!
Q & A with a Speech Language Pathologist
Stroke to Stroke Peer Visiting Program
Q & A with an Enhanced Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant
HPHA's Annual Report at a Glance
Connecting the Dots for Caregivers - Newsletter #6
Patient Partner Profile: Lynae
Q & A with an Occupational Therapist!
Q & A with a Medical Radiation Technologist!
Canadians Urged to Check Their Risk for Diabetes and Access Support if Needed
HPHA Planning To Increase Breastfeeding Rates
Board of Directors Meeting Highlights
Former Student, Now Staff Member!
Operating Rooms at Clinton Public Hospital Temporarily Closed
Changes to Emergency Department Registration Process at Clinton Public Hospital
HPHA Looks to End Hallway Medicine through System Partnerships
Volunteer Spotlight: Joanne
New Name and Look for St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation
Physician Recruitment in Stratford
February Blood Donor Clinics
Program Profile: Eating Disorders
South Lobby Main Entrance of Stratford General Hospital Temporarily Closed
Update on the Clinton Public Hospital Restoration Project
Influenza Outbreak Declared Over at Stratford General Hospital
Services Altered for Family Day
What's For Dinner Wednesday
Take HPHA’s Community Engagement Survey!
HPHA's Facebook Protocol
HPHA's LinkedIn Page
HPHA's Twitter Protocol
Media Releases
Blood Donor Clinics
Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
Website Feedback
2018 Pediatric Day Conference Presentations
HPHA Looks to End Hallway Medicine through System Partnerships

January 18, 2019

With provincial funding recently approved for the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) to add temporary beds to respond to increased patient demand through the flu season, the HPHA has partnered with local Long-Term Care Homes to assist.

“Instead of simply adding beds to our hospitals, we reached out to local Long-Term Care facilities to see if they had capacity to admit appropriate individuals into “non-funded” beds,” says Andrew Williams, HPHA President and CEO.

On any given day across the HPHA, which includes hospital sites in Clinton, St. Marys, Seaforth and Stratford, approximately 15 patients are in hospital beds on waiting lists for Long-Term Care. As a result, other patients in need of access to acute care beds are often admitted elsewhere in the organization, including into Emergency Departments. While the HPHA Team provides the very best care possible, treating and supporting patients in the environment most appropriate for their needs is a priority and this initiative helps address this reality.

With the support of the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), approval has been granted to access up to 10 of these non-funded Long-Term Care Beds over the duration of the provincial funding, which is expected to last through to the end of March.

“This solution is the type the LHIN is working hard to support,” saysRenato Discenza, CEO of the South West LHIN. “It is focused on getting the patient to the best place for care, it is supporting local solutions that work for the community, it takes a system approach that enhances capacity and it is responsible to taxpayers' investments in healthcare. HPHA is working to meet these multiple aims with this approach.”

“Three key benefits will come from these partnerships,” adds Williams. “First and foremost, patients will be in the best locations for their care needs. Secondly, better value for money will be realized as costs in Long-Term Care are lower than in hospitals. Finally, by not adding beds to our hospitals, we avoid unnecessary competition for staff.”

Jeff Renaud, Administrator of Ritz Lutheran Villa/Mitchell Nursing Home where upwards of five patients will be transferred reinforced the importance of this type of relationship when providing high quality care.

“This initiative reinforces the already strong partnerships that exist between the HPHA and Ritz Lutheran Villa whilst greatly improving patient flow across our local healthcare system,” says Renaud.

The program will be evaluated on its completion in March to see if further opportunities exist.