Recent Changes Related to Home and Community Care
On May 31, 2017, home and community care services and staff transferred from Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) to Local Health Integration Networks. Home and community care services are now provided through Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). LHINs plan, integrate and fund local health care. We also deliver and coordinate home and community care.
As part of the Government of Ontario’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, this health system change was seamless in order to ensure uninterrupted care and support for patients and home care clients.
In December 2013, the Mississauga Halton LHIN achieved Full Accreditation with Exemplary Status, earning a score of 100 per cent – the highest distinction awarded by Accreditation Canada.
This designation means the Mississauga Halton LHIN has met or exceeded standards of excellence related to health care, from patient safety and ethics, to staff governance and partnering with the community.
Two surveyors from Accreditation Canada conducted a rigorous review of the organization, including visits to four Mississauga Halton LHIN sites, interviews with a range of staff and external stakeholders, policy reviews and patient home visits.
During the debriefing to staff following the completion of the survey process, the surveyors highlighted that the Mississauga Halton LHIN was a dynamic, forward-looking organization, with a strong Board, CEO, leadership team and front-line staff, as well as strong communications, community partnerships, change management strategies and opportunities for learning. The accreditation designation is valid for three years.
READ THE ACCREDITATION REPORT