Representatives from the Central West LHIN present a Quality Award to the Central West CCAC and Central West Palliative Care Network teams
The Central West CCAC has one more reason to celebrate! On January 31, the Central West LHIN held its inaugural Quality Awards where the Central West CCAC was honoured for its innovative Palliative Patient Early Identification Program.
The Central West LHIN Quality Awards shine a spotlight on quality and excellence by celebrating the innovative achievements of local teams as they focus on putting patients at the centre of the health care system.
The Palliative Patient Early Identification Program was selected as a winner from 17 award submissions from health care organizations across the Central West LHIN. This project focused on identifying patients with palliative care needs earlier in their illnesses, giving them access to well-coordinated, high quality palliative care sooner and improving their quality of life. The project was a partnership between the Central West CCAC and the Central West Palliative Care Network, with support from William Osler Health System, Health Links leadership, Dufferin County Paramedic Service, local primary care teams, and the IDEAS leadership program.
“The team that has been involved in this work and contributed to its success has been amazing and I feel it is a privilege to be part of it,” said Margaret Paan, Director, Client Services, Central West CCAC and Director, CW Palliative Care Network. “We are really excited about the continued evolution of this project and being able to improve the experience of more patient and their families in Central West.”
The Central West CCAC and Central West Palliative Care Network teams celebrate with their award