In June, the Central West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) celebrated accomplishments and successes at its Annual General Meeting, held at Brampton Civic Hospital.
During the event, the Central West CCAC shared highlights from the past year. This included providing essential health care services and supports for 40,000 people in the region. In addition, the organization also recognized the tremendous work of its team, which resulted in:
- Support for 10,500 patients in transitioning from hospital to home;
- More than 67,000 visits from physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists, as well as more than 234,000 nursing visits at home and in clinics.
- Direct work with more than 470 primary care providers;
- Support of over 7,700 children;
- Care for approximately 1,350 palliative clients; and
- Support of 1,100 patients moving to long-term care each year.
"It was a tremendous year for the Central West CCAC, and one that its staff and the Board of Directors can be extremely proud of," said David Robertson, Chair, Central West CCAC Board of Directors. "Our focus on enhancing Patient Engagement, nurturing the Fabulous People who work at Central West CCAC, and supporting a Culture of Innovation has helped us continue to deliver on our Vision."
The Central West CCAC launched its new Report to the Community during the meeting, which highlights the organization's accomplishments over the past year. The report is available online at cwccacreport2015.com.
Other highlights from the meeting included a video detailing a new app to help users learn about how the hospital connects people with community care, through the Emergency department. The app is being developed as part of a national student app contest hosted by the Central West CCAC, Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) and William Osler Health System (Osler) and sponsored by Vena Solutions.
The meeting also featured the introduction of a video highlighting the success of the Hospital 2 Home initiative (H2H) – which is a joint project between the CCAC, Headwaters and Osler. H2H is an innovative model of care that is improving the transitions between care providers and helping patients to seamlessly move from hospital to the community.
"It has been a year of significant accomplishment, unprecedented learning, and tremendous teamwork, said Cathy Hecimovich, CEO, Central West CCAC. "It is CCAC staff who inspires us each and every day to provide better care, together, and to push the boundaries on what we can accomplish. They should be incredibly proud of the work they continue to do to deliver quality care to patients and families across our region."
About the Central West CCAC
The Central West CCAC helps ensure people have the health care and support they need to remain safe and independent for as long as possible. We are privileged to help people come home from hospital, live independently, and, when appropriate, transition into long-term care. Our care coordinators are regulated health professionals – nurses, physiotherapists, and others – with additional, specialized training in coordinating care across the health system. Last year, we served 40,000 patients at home, in school, and through the three hospitals located in our community. The Central West CCAC is funded by the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
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Regional Manager, Public Relations
Central West CCAC|Headwaters Health Care Centre|William Osler Health System Phone: 905-494-2120 ext. 59124