Network analyzes rehab demand and capacity

The Network is conducting a comprehensive review and analysis of rehab demand and capacity in the GTA. The review, which is being done in collaboration with Ontario Health Toronto, will support ongoing discussions across the acute and rehab sectors about ALC and access and flow issues. The Network is analyzing data from a variety of […]

Weekly rehab/CCC data supports system recovery

Weekly data provided by the Network is proving essential to health system recovery across the GTA. At the request of Ontario Health Toronto, the Network is collecting and collating data on rehab/CCC bed capacity on a weekly basis. The information is provided to acute care directors of flow and rehab/CCC directors, who meet weekly with […]

Network works with H&CCSS to address sector needs

The Network is working with H&CCSS leaders across the GTA to identify a collaborative initiative that will support H&CCSS members and better address the rehab needs of patients in the community. In December 2021, the Network hosted more than 30 individuals at a discussion forum, including regional directors and care coordinators from the five H&CCSS […]

2021/22 annual report now available

The Network is pleased to share its 2021/22 annual report, Responding to the pandemic, Leading system change. Together with its members, the Network responded to a rapidly changing environment throughout the pandemic. For example, the Network supported the GTA COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) table with comprehensive, real-time data to assist in managing bed pressures in […]

Best Practices Day 2022 attracts new audience

Best Practices Day broadened its reach this year, with more than half of participants (54%) attending for the first time. The virtual event drew almost 200 people from across Ontario, as well as participants from Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Nova Scotia. This year’s theme focused on moving beyond the pandemic and sessions covered a range […]

Network releases rehab guidance for OHTs

The Network has released guidance for Ontario Health Teams to help them identify patients who require specialized rehabilitation and refer them appropriately. Specialized rehabilitation is required for some rehabilitation populations to ensure good patient outcomes and efficient care. These specialized rehabilitation programs are provided regionally or provincially because they require a specially trained interprofessional team, […]

Data show benefits of rehab for COVID-19

Data analyzed by the Network suggest that patients who had COVID-19 are responding well to inpatient rehabilitative care. The conclusion is based on analysis of 2020/21 data reported by 15 rehab/complex continuing care members. The data provide a clearer picture of this new population group, the rehabilitative care these patients require and their outcomes. Members […]

2020/21 outpatient rehab referrals drop steeply

A Network analysis of 2020/21 outpatient rehab data shows a dramatic drop in patient volume due to COVID-19. The Network has been collecting and analyzing quarterly outpatient rehab data in the Toronto region for primary hip and knee replacement, stroke and hip fracture populations since 2014. The analysis allows Network members to compare their performance […]

Network provides pandemic planning support

The Network is actively supporting members in their pandemic and post-pandemic planning and continues to respond to needs as they emerge. This includes regularly convening leaders from rehab/CCC hospitals to share information on COVID-19 planning and to explore ways to coordinate care across the system. Other pandemic initiatives include the following: Ensuring safe surge capacity: […]

Online resource includes post COVID-19 condition

The Network’s COVID-19 rehab resource has been updated with a new listing on post COVID-19 condition (formerly known as long-COVID). The resources that are included reflect the evolving knowledge about the long-term effects of COVID-19 and the important role rehab will play in helping individuals regain function. The extensive list identifies Canadian sources for easy reference […]