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September 27, 2013. 10:00-11:00 Facilitators: Rik Ganderton & Naresh Mohan Benefits of a merger: Increased human resources, raises quality of care and workforce numbers. Access to certain specialties. Augment SVC to community. Supports the patient’s (Pt’s) best interests. Integration of skill. Focus is on the patient, not MD. Better continuity of care. Efficiency. Create centersRead More

 October 7, 2013: 7:30-8:30PM Facilitator TSH: Robert Biron Facilitator RVHS: Rik Ganderton RVHS = Rouge Valley Health System TSH = The Scarborough Hospital LHIN – Local Health Integration Network General Observations Serious concerns about the 2008 move of inpatient mental health beds out of Rouge Valley Ajax Pickering into Rouge Valley Centenary There is mistrustRead More

7 October, 1:00 – 2:00PM Facilitator TSH: Robert Biron Facilitator RVHS: Rik Ganderton General Comments Concern that engagement is not reaching front-line staff Need to address job security concerns of general staff Benefits Economy of scale Risks Patients don’t know where to access service Accessibility to mental health services Merging hospital cultures Lack of metricsRead More

October 7, 2013 7:00-9:00pm Facilitators: Tom Chan and Cheryl Williams Benefits of a merger Access to services (siting and location). Unified vision that focuses on improving quality of care. Unified referral sheets. Increased market share; increased funding. Developing centres of excellence. Attracting partnerships. Increased opportunity for residents Increased sharing of information Risks of a mergerRead More

3 October, 2013 – 5:30-7:30PM Chinese Community Church Facilitator TSH: Robert Biron Facilitator RVHS: Rick Gowrie General Comments Must communicate changes in service delivery to patients Work with community physicians to get referrals to improve local access Must develop performance metrics for post-merger, to determine whether it was successful or not Consider developing programs toRead More

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