December 17, 2013: Mississauga Halton and Toronto Central Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are pleased to announce Medigas, Praxair Canada Inc. as their new medical equipment partner to support patients and families receiving care at home from both CCACs. This announcement marks the first joint request for proposal (RFP) between the two CCACs.
Medigas has been awarded the contract for in-home medical equipment and equipment related supplies such as wheelchairs and hospital beds, and will provide service for the entire Mississauga Halton and Toronto Central regions. The contract will commence on
February 1, 2014 for three years, with the ability to renew for an additional three years.
"Under this new contract, Medigas will be able to provide these supports to people living in the Mississauga Halton and Toronto Central LHIN communities. We are looking forward to the partnership between our organizations. Together, we deliver consistent, effective high-quality care to keep our patients safely at home for as long as possible," says Caroline Brereton, CEO, Mississauga Halton CCAC.
Contracting with a single vendor will promote business efficiencies, allowing both organizations to support more people at a lower cost, resulting in increased value for taxpayer dollars.
"This is another example of how working together can save the system money, giving us the ability to reinvest resources into directly caring for clients. Joining forces in this way means we are able to provide a wider range of support to clients and families in the Toronto Central area," says Stacey Daub, CEO, Toronto Central CCAC.
Before making a final decision, both CCACs completed a standard Request for Proposals (RFP) process to select Medigas as the provider of choice, as required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and as confirmed by a third-party Fairness Representative, also required by Ministry guidelines.
About Mississauga Halton CCAC:
The Mississauga Halton CCAC coordinates in-home and community support services, information and referral, and long-term care placement. It is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) and serves a population of more than one-million residents in the communities of South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton.
About Toronto Central CCAC:
Toronto Central CCAC connects people across Toronto with quality in-home and community-based health care. We provide information, direct access to qualified care providers and community-based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home. In any given month we serve a population of nearly 1.5 million residents of the Toronto area with their care needs in the community. In any given month Toronto Central CCAC supports:
- More than 19,000 people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds
- 1,700 kids getting support at their schools
- 400 adults receiving rehabilitation services
- 23,000 information and referral inquiries
- The transition to a long-term care home for 240 clients
- 600 individuals to die at home with dignity
- Saving 1000s of hospital days by transitioning 7,000 clients home for care
Toronto Central CCAC
Julia Oosterman, Director, Media & Stakeholder Relations
416 217 3820 Ext. 2656 or email@example.com
Mississauga Halton CCAC
Bobbi Greenberg, Manager of Media and Public Relations
416 780-7909 or firstname.lastname@example.org