6. Create a high-performing regional health-care system with our partners

The Health Care Tomorrow – Hospital Services initiative began in 2014 as a collaboration between our region’s seven hospital organizations, the Community Care Access Centre, the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences and the South East LHIN. Together, we are aiming to meet the needs of today’s patients and families by making it easier for them to get care, when they need it, here in our region, while creating a great place to work for our staff and responding to the financial challenges facing our health care system. This year, our leaders are actively participating in the development of business cases that explore the potential to share services and build on existing collaborations with our regional partners in key areas such as information technology, financial services, human resources, facilities management, diagnostic imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services.

By 2018:

KGH is part of an integrated and sustainable regional health-care system

In 2016-17 we will:

Advance Health Care Tomorrow deliverables

How are we doing?

As of Q2, KGH contributed to the delivery of three 'wave 1' business proposals for sharing services and expanding on existing collaborations within Laboratory Services, Information Services and Decision Support Services. The hospital and SE LHIN boards all gave their support to continue implementation planning on these three initiatives. This means that work teams will continue to refine and develop their proposals. 

ARE WE ON TRACK TO MEET THE TARGET BY YEAR END (march 31, 2017)?

Several developments have occurred over the last several months that will influence how Health Care Tomorrow moves forward. Chief among them, KGH and HDH announced their plans to integrate to form a new Kingston Academic Health Sciences Centre. This development is in keeping with the spirit of Health Care Tomorrow. Work continues on developing the HCT-specific milestones for the remainder of this year and these are expected to be confirmed over the winter months.