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 sources, including the Wait Time Information System (WTIS), Resource Matching & Referral (RM&R), the E-Stroke Rehab Referral System and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). In addition, the Network has conducted interviews with rehab/CCC hospitals and four acute care hospitals in the GTA that have high ALC rates to gather additional information and insights.

The analysis will look at the provision of rehabilitation and complex continuing care across the GTA in light of the pandemic and other factors such as the planned redevelopment at Trillium Health Partners that will add additional rehab/CCC beds to the system. In particular, the analysis will consider the following questions:

  • What is the demand across rehab/CCC programs?
  • What capacity do these programs have, how is it being utilized and how is it meeting the current demand?
  • What is the projected demand?
  • Are there opportunities to use existing resources differently to support better patient flow and outcomes?

The analysis will be completed by the fall, and the Network will share its results and recommendations with Network members and Ontario Health.

For more information, please contact Charissa Levy, Executive Director.