The Grey-Bruce OHT is working to develop a better connected and seamless healthcare experience for patients, clients, caregivers, providers and family members. Explore the priority populations we’re focusing on and the projects we have underway.
Our Priority Populations
Older adults living with frailty need an integrated approach to healthcare so that their physical, mental, social and emotional needs are well met. This requires collaboration across many system partners and the Grey-Bruce OHT is well positioned to make a positive impact on the health of frail seniors in our communities.
Individuals with Mental Health & Addition
With initiatives such as our Virtual Urgent Care Clinic, residents and visitors are able to avoid an emergency room visit and receive timely access to care.
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Through the power of our partnerships, collaboration and consensus-building, we will be able to bring about meaningful change in our community.
Current Initiatives and Projects
Virtual Urgent Care Clinic
As of October 2, 2023, patients from Grey Bruce will be able to access virtual care from www.urgentcareontario.ca. The Grey Bruce OHT will continue to work with Ontario Health West to develop follow up and referral pathways for unattached patients. The Grey Bruce OHT team will continue to work on finding sustainable funding for unattached patient care, and hopes to receive positive feedback soon from three proposals that were submitted this summer for funding opportunities.
Grey-Bruce OHT Hypercare Communication Project
Nine partner organizations are currently connected with the Grey-Bruce OHT Hypercare Communication project with 60 total users.
Partners involved in the project include: Bruce County, CarePartners, Grey Bruce Hospice, Grey County, Home & Community Care Support Services South West, Owen Sound Family Health Team, and Palliative Care Grey-Bruce.
Primary Palliative Care Remote Care Monitoring
This project is a new initiative between the Owen Sound Family Health Team and Grey-Bruce OHT partners. Patients receive an easy-to-use, encrypted tablet for remote care management that connects them with an integrated palliative care nurse navigator. The nurse supports patients, families and caregivers with symptom management advice, assists with decision-making, and offers care-planning guidance in a timely manner.
Over 50 patients have been enrolled in the Primary Palliative Care Remote Care Monitoring project since January 2023. Our goal is to extend this initiative to other Family Health Teams in Grey and Bruce counties so that more patients can benefit from this innovative approach to palliative care.
Supportive Outreach Service
The collaborative mobile SOS team, supported by nurse practitioners and physicians trained in addictions medicine, partner with healthcare and social service organizations to offer addictions care, comprehensive mental health care, COVID-19 response, crisis management, medical care, system and social services navigation.
To hear from SOS team members in the community, watch the SOS Helps video on YouTube.
Let’s Go Home
LEGHO provides hospitalized patients access to free community services for a short period of time to ensure a successful recovery period. The goals of the project are to reduce emergency department visits and decrease hospital re-admissions to the hospital.
A care planner assesses each client, links clients to the various services they may need and performs regular check-ins. In addition to care planning, all clients have access to transportation, Meals on Wheels and Home Help core services.
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Get involved! We invite all members of the local health and community care landscape in Grey and Bruce counties to become a member/partner/affiliate or reach out with your comments, concerns or contribution.