ONTARIO PILOTS CONNECTING LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS TO MORE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
Jan 31, 2023
By Bob Komsic
The province will spend $2.2-million over two-years on pilot projects at one Toronto hospital and another in Barrie to provide faster, convenient access to diagnostic services for nursing home residents.
”Expanded services will include increased access to key diagnostic services, like x-rays and ultrasounds and support for long-term care residents so they can receive these services, conveniently and quickly,” Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra announced at Humber River Hospital.
Barb Collins, President and CEO of Humber River, welcomes the pilot.
”This is a true win for all – a win for long-term care homes and a win for hospitals,” she said in a statement.
”By getting these vulnerable patients access to diagnostic imaging studies in a more streamlined manner, we are able to provide a better patient experience for long-term care residents in our region,” according to Nancy Savage, RVH Executive Vice-President and Clinical & Regional Vice-President, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario)