The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) has released a new report, which looks at the evolving role of community hospitals in Northeastern Ontario. The report, entitled Community Hospitals and Health Care in Northeastern Ontario: Transforming the Patient Experience, hopes to leverage this historical perspective in the process of planning for, and envisioning a new community model of health care.
“It’s an invitation for Northerners to help us write the next chapter,” said NE LHIN Acting Chair, Danielle Bélanger-Corbin. “We will be embarking on a series of engagements bringing the question to Northerners – How can your community hospital best serve your health care needs?”
The report also explores different models for community health care from other countries and provinces as well as new tools to assist hospitals overcome their often remote and rural locations.
To read the full report, visit the NE LHIN website.