Pelee Island Health Care Task Force
(December 21, 2011)
Watch the Board meeting webinar from December 13, 2011
Thank you letter to the Pelee Island Communty
Task force terms of reference
Municipality of Pelee Island
September 20, 2011
Community meeting: September 23, 2011
October 5, 2011
October 18, 2011
November 1, 2011
November 8, 2011
November 15, 2011
Community Meeting: November 23, 2011
At the Southern-most tip of Canada is the remote location of Pelee Island. Pelee Island is known not only for its beauty, culture and history, but also for its unique geography – a geography that inspires both opportunities and challenges. Health care by nature is complex and finding appropriate and sustainable health care solutions for a unique location, such as Pelee Island, is all the more challenging.
Pelee Island final report - Final Report click to download
ESC VON Serving the Community of Pelee Island
“Erie St. Clair VON is very excited to be currently serving residents of Pelee Island with 24/7 Emergency Nursing. VON has a long history of providing innovative and altruistic services to Canadians; inclusive of several remote geographies within Ontario. VON Nurses have been serving Pelee Island through rotational shifts since January 16th, 2012.
The Community of Pelee Island has been extremely welcoming to the VON team and we are very thankful for this opportunity to serve.” – Andrew Ward, District Executive Director, ESC VON
In order to provide services, VON is working with key community partners including: the Municipality of Pelee Island, Leamington District Memorial Hospital and Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services. The Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network has been instrumental in facilitating the integration of this much needed service.
How is the ESC LHIN Involved?
The Erie St. Clair LHIN has taken an active role in bringing together people across the region and the province to find health care solutions for Pelee Island. The ESC LHIN was not initially involved in this particular discussion as it fell outside of our funding mandate, however, we see this as an important opportunity to step forward and play an active role in finding the right care for the people of Pelee Island.
What is the Pelee Island Task Force?
The ESC LHIN formed the Pelee Island Health Care Task Force to analyze, evaluate and make recommendations regarding services to support health care on Pelee Island.
Aims of the Pelee Island Health Care Task Force
- To comprehensively understand the health care challenges currently on Pelee Island and to determine what long-term sustainable health care services need to be in place
- To identify and recommend any other options available for sustainable health care delivery
- To evaluate the current state and identified options vs. the criteria of access of service, coordination of care, effectiveness, long-term sustainability, patient safety and quality
- To develop a process to continually monitor any potential service changes and ensure they align with the larger health care system
For more information, please see the task force terms of reference.
Task Group Membership
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