Grey-Bruce health-care groups seek public input on health-care system
By: Liz DadsonNovember 8, Nov, 2020
Health-care organizations across Grey and Bruce counties are reaching out to patients, residents, clients and caregivers to solicit feedback on the local health-care system.
As part of the development process to create an Ontario Health Team (OHT) in Grey-Bruce, a survey has been released to hear from the people who are using the health system, states a press release from the Kincardine Family Health Team and the Hanover and District Hospital, issued Friday.
The structure of the Ontario health system is changing, following the government introduction of new legislation in 2019 that will see the creation of OHTs. These would replace the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to streamline and integrate services of health-care providers in a defined geographic region, and ensure these providers work together to better support patients, clients, residents and caregivers where and when they need it.
This change is intended to ensure all care, including primary care, hospital services, mental health and addiction services, long-term care and home and community care, will be easily accessible with seamless transitions between health-care providers.
In Grey-Bruce, a planning committee has been established to guide the development of an OHT in the region. The committee is now engaging key stakeholders to solicit feedback on the local health-care system.
A key part of this engagement is to better understand the experiences of patients, clients, residents and caregivers when accessing health-care services in Grey-Bruce. This information will be used to help inform the design and implementation of a local health-care system that will meet the needs of our communities.
The Grey-Bruce OHT planning committee is encouraging all patients, clients, residents and caregivers to participate in this survey which can be accessed by connecting to the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6JSL3NL.
The committee is also looking for patients, clients, residents and caregivers to participate in future work of the Grey Bruce OHT. More information can be found at https://www.greybruceoht.ca.