Funding Approval – Allied Health Service Enhancements in Complex Continuing Care at Windsor Regional Hospital (Phase 2)
May 22, 2012 - Erie St. Clair LHIN Open Board Meeting Update
ESC LHIN Senior Director, Health System Design, Ralph Ganter, presented to the Board for a request for one-time funds for Windsor Regional Hospital – Tayfour Campus. The request was for $100,000 to provide additional staffing, physical therapy services, and therapy supplies, a total allocation of $300,000 over two years.
Through this funding, enhanced rehabilitation services will continue to be provided within Complex Continuing Care to support patients in regaining their ability to perform activities of daily living.
The result of the funding in 2011/12 was extremely positive, yielding the following results:
- Increase of ambulation visits from 2-3 appointments to 7 appointments per week
- 42% increase in number of patients returning home after hospitalization (from 12% to 54%)
- 47 day decrease in average length of stay (35 days vs. 82 days)