While we haven’t quite turned the corner on the winter weather, spring is definitely in the air at Osler. And with the new season comes a renewed sense of focus as we look toward the future of health care in our region, driven by our Strategic Plan and the refreshed Clinical Priorities Plan (CPP).
A key part of our new CPP is to focus on expanding patient care in areas where we have high demand and to find new ways to better meet the needs of the patients in the communities we serve. In the coming months a number of new programs and services will open at Osler to improve access to specialized health care services, including:
- Osler’s highly anticipated Musculoskeletal (MSK) Program and MSK Centre of Excellence, which will launch in late spring. Care will take place at both sites with surgeries for upper joints being housed at Etobicoke General while all lower joints will be addressed at Brampton Civic.
- We will continue to build our Women’s Health Program by introducing a new Breast Program at Etobicoke General that features a surgical oncology procedure where mastectomy and reconstructive procedures are performed in the same surgery to minimize discomfort and recovery time for patients.
- The newly-opened Post Acute Short Stay Unit (PASSU) at Etobicoke General uses a “home first” philosophy to help medically frail patients reach their peak functional ability so they can move to their discharge destination – whether it is to their home, into transitional care or to a long-term care facility.
These changes support innovative delivery models, improved quality and increased efficiency within our local health care system and beyond. Embracing bold, practice-leading ideas will help us achieve our Vision to provide patient-inspired health care without boundaries.