News 2022

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. […]

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 […]