As of August 20, 2018, the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is transferring its Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) services to St. Joseph's Health Care London (St. Joseph's). This change is the result of the South West LHIN's work with system partners to better support patients with complex medical needs.
Patients and their families will continue to be provided services through the geriatric resource nurse program as outlined in their current care plan —in their home and community. Any changes to service or service delivery will be communicated in advance to patients by St. Joseph's.
As part of this transfer of services, health information is being securely disclosed by the LHIN to St. Joseph's to ensure continuity in the provision of care. Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, the privacy of health information will continue to be protected.
More information about St. Joseph's Specialized Geriatric Services is available at www.sjhc.london.on.ca/specializedgeriatrics.
All referrals for Geriatric Resource Nurse services will be triaged through St. Joseph's Geriatric Ambulatory Access Team as of August 20, 2018.
Referral forms can be found online at www.sjhc.london.on.ca/areas-care/specialized-geriatric-services/programs-and-services/outreach#GRN. Health care providers, please be sure to check the 'home visit' box under Geriatric Resource Team on the referral form.