Erie St. Clair LHIN Opens New Clinic
Some patients with the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (ESC LHIN) are now able to get care closer to home with the opening of a nursing clinic in Wallaceburg.
The nursing clinic is located in the ambulatory care area on the first floor of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) Wallaceburg site, and provides services including IV treatments and wound care. It is important to note this is not a walk-in clinic and is specifically for ESC LHIN home and community care patients with scheduled appointments.
VON is providing and managing operations of the clinic, and is a LHIN contracted service provider with a strong, long-standing reputation for delivering exceptional nursing care at home and in the community. VON also services similar clinics across the province.
In 2016-17, the ESC LHIN served 39,474 home and community care patients. Of that, 5,484 patients were seen in LHIN-operated clinics in either Chatham, Windsor, or Sarnia.
The Wallaceburg clinic serves ESC LHIN patients in North Kent and South Lambton, meaning some patients who have been travelling to the Chatham clinic for treatment will be able to get care closer to home in Wallaceburg.
CKHA will continue to co-use the clinic area for its own ambulatory patients.
“The Erie St. Clair LHIN is always looking at ways to enhance care for patients across our region. We now have the opportunity to provide care closer to home for some of our existing, and future, home and community care patients in the Wallaceburg area. Working together with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and VON, we are promoting stronger relationships throughout the health system while making home and community care services more accessible in a setting that patients are comfortable and familiar with.”
Ralph Ganter, CEO, Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
“CKHA is very excited to partner with the Erie St. Clair LHIN at our Wallaceburg site. The collaboration between Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and Erie St. Clair LHIN provides tremendous benefit to our patients and their families who otherwise need to travel for these services. CKHA’s mission is to serve the health care needs of our community and the Wallaceburg site has the space and opportunity to partner with other health service providers to streamline services for patients. This comprehensive vision for the Wallaceburg site makes sense now and in the future.”
Lori Marshall, President & CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA)
“Operating the clinic is a natural extension of in-home nursing visit practice, with a strong focus on ensuring that patients are able to access services close to home. We value the opportunity to work with the Erie St. Clair LHIN and CKHA to deliver services in this new location.”
Andrew Ward, Regional Executive Director, VON South-West Region
Read more about Erie St. Clair LHIN at www.eriestclairlhin.on.ca
Read more about Erie St. Clair LHIN Home & Community Care at www.healthcareathome.ca/eriestclair
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