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Better services should result for Huron Perth residents thanks to integration

It is still early days for the amalgamation of three major community support service providers in Huron and Perth Counties, but great things are expected from the resulting organization: ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services.

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Hip fracture improvement project gets underway

Hip fracture wait times – the amount of time it takes for a patient to make it into surgery from the time they are admitted into an emergency department with a broken hip - have been in the sights of local health care leaders. In the first six months of 2009/10, only 78 per cent of patients in South West LHIN hospitals received their surgery within 48 hours of being admitted for a hip fracture. A lot of work still needs to be done as we know that people who have their hip repaired within 48 hours have better outcomes.

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thehealthline.ca redeveloped to serve broader needs

It sounds a little dry – the South West LHIN Program and Services Inventory. But the reality is an exciting step forward for thehealthline.ca 

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Input sought on rural and northern health care

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently held consultations in 11 communities across the province to gather feedback on the 12 recommendations in the Rural and Northern Health Care Framework released in November 2010.  The feedback gathered at these sessions and other engagements will be used to complete the framework by the summer of 2011.

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Physicians focus on quality


Quality was the word of the day March 8 in Kemble, ON where almost 50 health care professionals packed a joint South West LHIN and Ontario Medical Association physician session to hear Dr. Anne DuVall speak.

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Quality discussion front-and-centre at forum

More than 400 people have already registered to take part in the first annual South West LHIN Quality Symposium: Building a healthier system through quality and innovation. Considerable interest is being expressed over both the main and governance sessions of the event, which will feature keynote speakers Jim Easton of the UK National Health Service, health policy analyst Steven Lewis and The Hon. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (invited).

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South West LHIN hospitals developing standards for non-urgent patient transportation

When hospital patients need to be moved between hospitals and an ambulance is not needed, non-urgent transportation services are often used. These services may include anything from a private car to something that may look like an ambulance, but without the lights and sirens. These forms of service are provided by many hospitals in the South West LHIN.

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Nicole Robinson joins the South West LHIN team


Nicole Robinson joined the South West LHIN as the Performance Improvement Lead on March 7, 2011.

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ENITS helps trauma patients, saves millions

Trauma patients across the South West LHIN now have access to a neurosurgeon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as the province connected its 100th and final acute care centre to the Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System (ENITS).

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