Another step to strengthening team-based care in both hospital and community took place in Saskatoon last week.
As part of the larger provincial Connected Care Strategy to improve emergency wait times and patient flow, a team of approximately 60 people came together to share their knowledge, skills, experiences and ideas around the delivery of care and services in the community.
A group brainstorms ideas around team structure and development.
The group included patient and family advisors, physicians, nurses and staff from Community Therapies, Home Care, Seniors First, Primary Health and Chronic Disease Management, Client Patient Access Services (CPAS), Mental Health and Addictions Services, Population and Public Health as well as other interprofessional staff, members of community organizations, unions, and Saskatoon Health Region leaders.
The group sought to build on the strengths of the Region's existing programs to create better access to services and improve the coordination of existing services for people residing in the community of Nutana Suburban Centre. According to 2016 data, Nutana Suburban Centre has the highest rate of hospital in-patient admissions on the east side of Saskatoon and the majority of people in this neighbourhood are over the age of 65.
Stay tuned for the complete story on what this group accomplished, coming in August!
Saskatoon Health Region Directors Kerri Cryderman and Tammy Vornbrock facilitate a group discussion with the patient advisors.