Registration for Best Practices Day 2023 is now open!

The GTA Rehab Network and the Conference Planning Committee are pleased to announce that Best Practices Day 2023 will be held virtually on Friday, May 5, 2023. This year’s conference will provide insights and expand your understanding of: Rehab as a solution for optimizing the future of the health system Strategies for managing rehab-specific human healthcare […]

Weekly rehab/CCC data reporting supports timely decision making

The Network is again supporting data collection to inform Incidence Management System (IMS) patient transfers with twice-weekly bed availability projections. The increased reporting frequency is in response to ongoing capacity challenges across our regions. Data submitted to the Network is used to inform IMS directives and includes: projected bed capacity available specialty beds number of […]

Enhancing system capacity and flow for CCC patients with tracheostomies

To better understand demand and capacity for patients with tracheostomies, the Network recently interviewed select members to capture flow issues for this patient population and identify opportunities to maximize system capacity. Interviews highlighted the following: lack of bed turnover in CCC – programs are at capacity and there are few to no discharge destinations beyond […]

Collaborating with Ontario Health to analyze rehab demand and capacity

The Network’s review and analysis of rehab demand and capacity across the GTA is well underway. To ensure a comprehensive approach, the analysis includes data from a variety of qualitative and quantitative sources to discern referral and admission trends, as well as levels of demand across high-intensity rehab, low-intensity rehab and short/long-term complex medical management […]

Review of Network Inpatient Rehab Referral Guideline underway

The Network has convened a consultation group with representatives from acute care and rehab/CCC to review its Inpatient Rehab Referral Guideline. The guideline describes criteria for aspects of the inpatient rehab referral process for both the sending and receiving sides (e.g., determining rehab readiness, timing of rehab referral submissions, number of referrals to be submitted, […]

Ethicist-reviewed resource offered as member support

In recognition of the need for tools to support health care professionals who may be experiencing overwhelm and distress, the Network has developed and shared with members an ethicist-reviewed resource. Its intent is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue with staff in the current environment of unprecedented pressure and demand for health care resources. We hope […]

Telerehab toolkit updated and available for download

The second edition of the virtual rehabilitation (telerehab) implementation toolkit created by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Brain Rehabilitation Program and KITE Research Institute has been launched. First developed in 2020 to help rehabilitation organizations and providers develop, improve, and evaluate telerehab, the updated version features improvements based on user feedback and 12 informative patient- and clinician-facing videos. […]