Health Care for Pelee Island:
A Successful Community & LHIN Partnership

The dedication from the community, health care agencies, members of the task force, and the Erie St. Clair LHIN is clear evidence that everyone is working together to make health care better.

In the summer of 2011, the residents of Pelee Island faced reduced access to their Nursing Station. This change would have a significant impact on their access to primary, urgent, and emergency care. The Erie St. Clair LHIN, acting as stewards of local health care, immediately took action to find short-term and long-term solutions. Thanks to the strong support of the Pelee Island community, at both the town-meeting level and with hands-on partnership, solutions were found.

The ESC LHINs first step was to provide additional funding to ensure that full nursing station coverage was available during the peak population season on Pelee Island. Once the nursing station coverage was secured, the ESC LHIN organized a formal committee - the Pelee Island Health Care Task Force - comprised of partners from across Erie St. Clair, including island residents. This task force looked at the health care services needed on the island and the options for delivering those services.

Through the dedicated efforts of the Pelee Island Health Care Task Force, the community, and the ESC LHIN, a final report containing a series of health care recommendations was created. The report was presented to the Erie St. Clair LHIN Board on December 13, 2011, where it received full endorsement.

Since the formation of the Erie St. Clair LHIN in 2006, it has been our goal to improve timely access to the health care system recognizing local needs.

In this five-minute video Rick Masse, Mayor of Pelee Island, recounts in his own words, the story of finding health care solutions for the community of Pelee Island.

 

 


Additional Resources

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