10:30 a.m., Dec. 20)
Health Hub passes important next step
Orléans Family Health Hub inched another step forward
to becoming a reality last week after the organization
charged with overseeing the project approved a revised
proposal for the facility.
Champlain Local Health Integration Network, or LHIN, was
handed the task to rework the proposed health hub model
by the Ontarion Ministry of Health last year.
the guidance and leadership of project manager Mélanie
Potvin, the LHINcame up with a new model in which health
and community organizations will work collaboratively
under one roof.
Orléans Family Health Hub will be an integrated,
high-performing centre focusing on primary and community
care. The goals are to strengthen the health of Orléans
residents, improve peoples experience in accessing
care, reduce pressures on area hospitals and provide top
province of Ontario has committed $60 million to cover
the costs of building the health hub which will be located
at Mer Bleue Road and Brian Coburn Way.
Dec. 12, the Champlain LHIN board of directors reviewed
the proposed services, a proposed governance model, and
a preliminary floor plan for the two-storey building.
The board then voted in favour of the plan which must
now be submitted to the Ministry
of Health and Long-Term Care for their final approval.
the propoed services the health hub will offer are health
promotion and disease prevention, management of health
conditions, family medicine care, urgent-care services
and specialty care.
the proposed in-house services are:
a chronic pain unit
- cardiac and pulminary rehabilitation
- a physical therapy clinic
- a diabetes clinc
- foot care
- a nursing clinic
- mental health and addiction care
- minor procedures not requiring sedation.
the proposed health and wellness programs are:
an adult day program
- oral screening
- develop.m.ental screening, and
- co-ordination of in-home services such as Meals on Wheels.
hub will also offer specialized consultations through
a family health team of professionals including allergists,
geriatric services and mental health services.
floor plan also includes diagnostic imaging services,
a pharmacy, a lab, a therapy garden and a public courtyard,
facility will have to levels of governance, one for the
building and day-to-day maintainance, and another to coordinate
and oversee programs and services.
Board also agreed in principal to the Montfort Hospital
acting as the host organization for the hub.
on when the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care approve
the revised model, construction could begin as early as
next fall, however, the LHIN is less optimistic, expecting
construction to begin in 2015.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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