4. Create seamless transitions in care for patients across our regional health-care system

The care patients receive while in hospital is typically excellent. However, patients who require different levels of care over an extended period of time in multiple settings often have trouble receiving care across different parts of the health system and at transition points. Communication can be difficult, wait times can be long, and patients and families can feel like they are 'falling through cracks' in the system. This year, we will continue to work with our regional partners to implement and measure the effectiveness of clear pathways across the entire continuum of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip fractures and life-limiting illnesses who require palliative care.

By 2019:

KHSC is fully engaged with our community partners to support patients with complex-acute and chronic conditions

In 2017-18 TOGETHER WITH PATIENTS AND FAMILIES, we will:

Continue to implement and measure the effectiveness of care pathways for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip fractures and palliative care

How are we doing?

Check back soon for an update on our performance and progress against this target. Our first quarter results will be posted and available in October 2017.