System Surge Management Committee
The Central East LHIN System Surge Management Committee is a group of individuals comprised of hospital senior administration, LTCH senior management, ethicists, Central East CCAC senior management, the Central East LHIN Critical Care Lead, and Central East LHIN Staff (Senior Director of SDI, Communications Lead, Implementation Consultant, Health Planner).
The Central East LHIN System Surge Management Committee meets bi-monthly when there is no existing surge or pending surge activity and provides an effective and efficient forum for managing and coordinating system level response to moderate surge and major surge events impacting the local health care system (surge is any health care situation where demand exceeds capacity). Furthermore, the Committee provides an opportunity for communication and sharing of best practices between health care providers, local public health officials and others, e.g. EMS in the event of a regional/sub-regional moderate or major surge event and preparation for the 2015 Toronto Pan-Parapan AM Games planning.