In progress: paramedic post-fall pathway

In collaboration with Toronto Paramedic Services and the North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team (NWT OHT), work continues to adapt the Rehabilitative Care Alliance’s Older Adult Community Paramedic Post-Fall Rehabilitative Care Pathway for use in the GTA. This initiative is designed to assist older adults who have fallen and not been transported to hospital, but […]

Establishing the current state of outpatient rehab to inform system planning

The Network is currently analyzing data it has collected over the past six months in an effort to better understand capacity and demand for outpatient rehabilitative care programs and speciality clinics across the GTA. The programs qualifying for the survey were identified through the Network’s Rehab Finder, a searchable database of rehabilitation programs, clinics and services […]

Optimizing the inpatient rehab referral process

An inpatient referral small working group has been convened to review the Network’s Rehab/CCC inpatient referral form with a view to optimizing the completion of referral information and reducing Requests for Information (RFIs). The small working group representing acute care and rehab/CCC has been identifying changes to the form such as mandating completion of certain information fields, […]

Best Practices Day 2024 an overwhelming success

Turnout at Best Practices Day (BPD) 2024 was outstanding, with over 260 registrants from across eight provinces joining virtually in a day of learning, sharing and improving the future of care. Participants enjoyed thought-provoking keynotes from Dr. Adam Kassam and Dr. Catherine Donnelly, and had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a range of […]

2023/24 annual report now available

On May 8th, the GTA Rehab Network released its 2023/24 annual report, Advancing Rehabilitative Care, Together. This report showcases some of the many ways the Network has advocated for member priorities, advanced best-practice care and fostered collaboration over the past year. It also highlights the Network’s extensive member engagement in 23/24, which will continue over the […]

GTA Rehab Network receives Healthcare Excellence Canada funding

The GTA Rehab Network is proud to be one of 26 organizations across Canada invited to partner with Healthcare Excellence Canada and others as part of the Enabling Aging in Place collaborative.  The Network will use this funding to support project planning for community paramedic post-fall pathway implementation in the North Western Toronto OHT, in collaboration with Toronto Paramedic Services. […]

GTA Rehab Network welcomes new chair

The GTA Rehab Network is delighted to announce that Scott Ovenden has been elected as the GTA Rehab Network’s incoming Board Chair. We are certain those who know Scott will agree he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Network, particularly in the realm of healthcare leadership. Currently serving as President & CEO […]

Optimizing rehab and CCC capacity to support ALC reduction

In July, Ontario Health (OH) released a communiqué that provided operational direction and guidance to acute care and rehabilitation/complex continuing care hospital CEOs on reducing ALC days and improving patient access to care. This guidance document directly referred to many of the Network’s tools and resources that can be used to support the implementation of […]

OT home environment assessment guide developed

The Network’s Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) Home Environment Assessment Working Group has completed a final draft of the Occupational Therapy Home Environment Assessment Resource Guide for Care Coordinators. The guide has been developed to supplement existing eligibility criteria and assist care coordinators in determining eligibility for in-home occupational therapy environment assessments. It […]

Non-emergency patient transport model permanently adopted and expanding

The Network’s partnership with Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, participating acute care sites and transportation provider Voyago, to pilot a new non-emergency patient transport booking model as a pull-strategy into rehab/CCC, has been a success. Conceived to help reduce admission delays to rehab/CCC hospitals due to transportation booking issues, the model has been refined based on feedback […]