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 the OH strategies.

To further assist with the implementation of the OH guidance, the Network shared with its committees a synopsis of the supportive resources developed by the GTA Rehab Network and the Rehabilitative Care Alliance, that directly align with each of the OH recommendations. These tools outline referral pathways, processes and streamlined discharge practices that can reduce ALC and optimize rehab and CCC capacity.

In October, the Network’s executive director was invited to chair a new OH Toronto committee struck to further support the implementation of these directions. Over the coming months, we look forward to continuing to work with our members and OH partners to highlight the contribution of the rehab sector in reducing ALC days for patients and the health care system.

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