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Health service providers from across the Central East LHIN are working together to build a stronger, more integrated public health care system for the residents of the Central East LHIN.  Please click on the links below to view the latest information on some of the priority projects the LHIN has funded: 

Three years ago, the CE LHIN had a vision for the three Regional Renal programs in the Central East region to improve renal care and outcomes for clients by working collaboratively and individually on three unique Initiatives. The over arching goal was for all three Regional Renal program partners to come together and jointly develop and implement a sustainable CKD Chronic Disease Prevention Management (CDPM) model for the CE LHIN, a model that could also be replicated as a whole or in parts across other LHINS (including other chronic disease specific models). The vision has come to life.  Areport on the three Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Initiatives: The Scarborough Hospital/Carefirst, the Lakeridge Health(LH)/Baxter Canada, and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)/First Nations covers the actual scope, deliverables and benefits for the three Initiatives, and positions some promising practices as both scalable within the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE LHIN) and to other LHINs, with the potential to be adopted for other chronic disease models.  For more information, please click here....

In order to ensure “equal opportunity for good health for all” (Gardner, 2008), the Central East LHIN initiated the Culture, Diversity, and Equity Project (CDE Project), aimed at reducing these health differences within its geographic boundaries. The project has now been completed and the Project Committee delivered their Final Report to the Board of the Central East LHIN in March 2010.  To access a copy of the Report, please click here.....

It has been long established that there is an intricate relationship between diabetes, its potential long-term complications and vascular diseases. Through the work of the Central East LHIN's Diabetes and Vascular Health Team, health service providers are working together to determine service needs and gaps in both vascular related services as well as diabetes.    This outreach includes reviewing the current state, system planning and providing opportunities for continuous quality improvement as the system becomes increasingly patient-centered. Local residents and health care providers are encouraged to review the information posted on this page to learn more about local diabetes resources.  Please click here...

  • GAINupdated April 4, 2013

Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) operates clinics in each of the four largest hospitals in the Central East LHIN including Lakeridge Health (Oshawa), Peterborough Regional Health Centre, The Rouge Valley Health System (Centenary Site) and The Scarborough Hospital (General Campus).   For the latest information,please click   here...  

To support aging adults and adults with special needs to settle in at home after a stay in hospital, the Central East LHIN has funded a “Home at Last” program.  In place across the entire Central East LHIN region, this program is based upon partnerships between hospitals, community support services and the CCAC....

Providing safe and timely care for seniors, once their hospital care is complete, is making a difference and helping them to go home, rather than staying in hospital.  Local hospitals, in partnership with the Community Care Access Centre and local Community Support Service agencies, have implemented Home First, which makes going home from hospital, where most people want to go, the first option.   Success stories are now being shared with stakeholders from across North America and around the world. To read more and view a poster on one community's outcomes for local seniors, please click here...   

The Central East LHIN, working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, has invested in three new NP outreach teams – in Scarborough, Durham and the North East cluster, which includes Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.   In the Central East LHIN, the NP-led LTC outreach teams are collectively referred to as NPSTAT: - “Nurse Practitioners Supporting Teams Averting Transfers”. 

The current Steering Committee is looking to expand its membership to include a Director of Care who is currently employed in a Long-Term Care (LTC) home within the Central East LHIN and a LTC Medical Advisor physician who currently provides medical services or consultation to residents of Central East LHIN LTC homes....

In the Central East LHIN, Palliative and End of Life Care is one of the four priority areas being addressed in the LHIN's 2013-16 Integrated Health Service Plan. With a vision of "a comprehensive, integrated and coordinated system of hospice palliative care services that meets peoples’ needs", this page has been created by the Central East Hospice Palliative Care Network (CEHPCN) to provide patients facing life limiting illnesses, their families, health care providers and physicians with current clinical information, resources and educational opportunities in palliative and end of life care.  For the latest information on current training opportunities for palliative and end-of-life care professionals, please click here.   

On April18, 2013 the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced that more than 200,000 additional seniors and patients across the province will benefit from improved access to high-quality physiotherapy, exercise and fall prevention classes. The LHIN is continuing to work with the Ministry and local health service providers to ensure that patients continue to have access to this vital service.  An important part of this work is engaging stakeholders through various means as the implementation rolls out.   The LHIN is using a Physiotherapy webpage to share information and keep our communities, providers and partners as up-to-date and informed as possible.  To access this page, please click HERE.

Chronic conditions are long-term health issues that impact a person’s life for many years. Examples of chronic conditions include heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and arthritis.   For more information on the Central East Self Management Training for Consumers and Caregivers program and how you can be connected to this program, please click  here.  

In July 2012, the Central East LHIN shared the news that more local residents will benefit from specialist care closer to home as the LHIN supports its health service providers to recruit 20 new telemedicine nurses to expand care delivery.  For patients this will mean improved access to health care, less travel and an increase in the types of health care services available at more than 80 telemedicine sites across the LHIN’s Scarborough, Durham and North East clusters.  To learn more about this service and how it can support you to be connected to care, please click here.