Where we provide care is shifting and we're putting community first with Community Nursing Clinics
We are committed to ensuring that care in the community is provided in a safe manner and that the availability of community nurses is managed responsibly to provide reliable, high-quality care.
We take a 'clinic-first' approach, providing care to patients who can be appropriately supported in the clinic and only providing care at home to those people who need it there most, like home-bound or palliative patients. This is part of a larger strategy to increase capacity, improve patient safety and outcomes, and best manage our resources.
Why Community Nursing Clinics?
- Our clean and safe Community Nursing Clinics follow strict COVID-19 protocols to support quality care: stocked with medical supplies, resources, equipment, fridges, ideal lighting and exam tables.
- Minimize risk of infections
- Support independence, socialization and improve mobility
- Help to end missed or delayed care and they allow for more face-to-face time
- Remove any influence socio-economic status might have on care delivery
- Provide multiple locations across the South West with quality nursing care. All sites are accessible with free parking.
- Allow patients to arrange for care at a convenient time and location, instead of waiting at home for care
Examples of some of the OHIP covered services we provide:
· Catheter Care
· Central Venous Line Flushes & Maintenance
· Diabetic Teaching Support
· Diabetic Foot Offloading Devices
· IV Therapy / Infusions
· Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
· Ostomy Care
· Wound Care
· Chemotherapy Disconnects
· Debridement Care Plans
NEW MAP: Your region's Community Nursing Clinics (updated September 2021)
Referral Form Printable poster for your office
During your conversations with patients/families, we ask that you please defer to the Care Coordinator on decisions about where their nursing treatment will be provided (in one of our Community Nursing Clinics or at home).
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