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How are Community Services working? (Community Occupational Therapy, Physio, Nursing, PSW etc) We need to know!

Take Action - April 5, 2016 - 5:38pm

Community Services are going through a transformation change. Services for people with SCI will be affected. Below you will find the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term-Care’s (MOHLTC) Patients’ First Proposal. As well, you will see the response that Spinal Cord Injury Ontario submitted regarding their transformation agenda.

About You Your email address * First Name * Last Name * City *

Information collected in this form will be used to improve SCI Ontario's response to the Government's proposal. All names and emails will be removed before including stories in our submissions. For additional information, see our privacy policy (linked from the bottom of this page).

Your Experience * Explain the largest barriers you face once you are discharged from hospital and go home OR Explain the challenges/opportunities with Community Services at home.

Categories: Public Policy

Respond to the Ontario Government's "Patients First" Proposal

Take Action - January 26, 2016 - 11:51am

Below you will find the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Patient First Proposal. As well, you will see the response that Spinal Cord Injury Ontario has submitted.

Finally, below both of these, you will find the opportunity to share your own experiences about community health care services and primary care services.

We are collecting stories so that we can be well prepared when discussing solutions with government decision makers.

We hope you will take the time to participate so that all members of our community are heard.

The Proposal

On December 17, 2015, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced a plan to strengthen accountability and integration of home and community health care services. A key outcome of the plan is to transfer direct responsibility of service management and delivery from the Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) to the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

The full proposal ("Patients First: A Proposal To Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care In Ontario") can be read by clicking on the image (the page will open in a new window, close it and come back when you're done). Our Response

Based on the expertise of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario clients, members, volunteers, staff and our networks & partners, we feel that we can support the MOHLTC in the following areas:

  1. Improve consistency of accessible services regardless where you live in Ontario.
  2. Provide Fair, Accessible, and Equitable Primary Care Services. 
  3. Expand the role of Non-Regulated Health Care Professionals in the Community. 
  4. Foster community and patient engagement in the redesign of a patient-oriented healthcare system.


In order for us to effectively communicate with the MOHLTC, we need the stories and opinions of our community. This will enable us to tell your stories and opinions to the Ontario Government.

Read Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s response to the Patients First Proposal.

 

Your Feedback Your FeedbackPlease answer the following questions below. Your responses will be used to bring forward ideas and solutions to the government decision makers. The Ontario Government is continuing to transform and restructure the health care system. Specifically, they are looking for feedback on home and community health care services and primary care services. 1. How have these services worked well for you? Please comment. 2. Have you encountered challenges in accessing any of these services? Yes No Please comment 3. How do you think non-regulated health care professionals (like attendants or personal support workers) could further contribute to your health care needs, if their role was expanded? 4. Your Experience How important are home and community health care services and primary care services to you? Do you have a family doctor? Can you get services like physiotherapy or nursing in your community? Do they come to your home? What are wait times like? Please share your experiences. About You Your email address * First Name * Last Name * City *

Information collected in this form will be used to improve SCI Ontario's response to the Government's proposal. All names and emails will be removed before including stories in our submissions. For additional information, see our privacy policy (linked from the bottom of this page).

Categories: Public Policy
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