News 2018

Data will guide efforts to improve patient flow

Network members are gathering data to guide efforts to improve flow for hip fracture patients with complex needs. Five acute care hospitals are tracking data on all MSK patients that have weight-bearing restrictions following surgery. Weight-bearing restrictions have been identified as a key factor that prevents timely transfers and patients accessing the rehabilitative care they […]

Network tracks complex needs in bundled care pilot

At the request of members, the Network is monitoring issues in the MOHLTC hip and knee bundled funding pilot related to patients with complex needs. The tracking will provide a better picture of how these patients fit into the proposed funding model for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. The Network will monitor how closely the […]

Survey results to inform new TOA guideline

Input from acute, rehab/CCC and home and community care will shape the Network’s new inter-organizational transfer of accountability (TOA) guideline. The guideline is a cross-sector initiative to support effective transitions and improve patient safety, experience and flow. A group of Network member hospitals collected data to identify TOA issues between acute and rehab hospitals late […]

Report on outpatient rehab supports QI efforts

A Network report on access to outpatient rehabilitation is providing participating hospitals with valuable information to guide their quality improvement efforts. The report analyzes outpatient data gathered by seven hospital sites in the Toronto Central LHIN over the past three years for patients with total joint replacement, hip fracture and stroke. Data includes admission wait times; referral and […]

Network helps hospitals optimize rehab services

The Network is working with two hospitals in the Central East LHIN to develop a future-looking plan for their rehabilitative care services. The plan will help Lakeridge Health and Scarborough Health Network optimize their services to meet future demand in their area. With the help of consultants, the Network and the hospitals are identifying the […]

Mark Bayley to serve as Network Vice-Chair

Dr. Mark Bayley has taken on the role of Vice-Chair of the Network’s Coordinating Council. Mark was appointed Physiatrist-in-Chief at Toronto Rehab/UHN earlier this fall following the retirement of Dr. Gaétan Tardif. He also serves as Medical Program Director and holds the Saunderson Family Chair in Brain Injury Research. His research explores strategies to increase […]

Plans underway for Best Practices Day 2019

Rehabilitative Care: Rising to the Challenges is the theme for Best Practices Day 2019 and planning is already well underway. The day of keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and rapid podium presentations will look at the many challenges facing rehabilitative care today. Best Practices Day takes place on May 3, 2019. Save the date and watch […]

Fall Update on Network Initiatives

The GTA Rehab Network is working with our members and the GTA LHINs at a regional level to develop and implement best practices and standardized processes and increase efficiencies across the system. Our current initiatives include the following: Developing inter-organizational transfer of accountability (TOA) guidelines to support effective transitions and improve patient safety Identifying unmet […]

Network welcomes new chair

The GTA Rehab Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne-Marie Malek, President and CEO of West Park Healthcare Centre, as the Network’s new chair. She takes over the position from Malcolm Moffat, who has held the position for the past seven years. West Park was a founding member of GTA Rehab Network and […]

RM&R to align with RCA Definitions Framework

The electronic Resource Matching and Referral System (RM&R) used in the Toronto Central and Central LHINs is being updated to align with the levels of rehabilitative care in the RCA’s Definitions Framework for Bedded Levels of Rehabilitative Care. The Network is working with RM&R to make the change, which will be completed in this fiscal […]