Health care partners and networks
Central West Self Management Program (CWSMP)
Supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the CWSMP is a tremendous resource for people living with, or at risk for, chronic conditions. Osler promotes the program among patients with conditions such as complex diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and chronic pain.
Community Care Access Centre
There is a strong relationship between Osler and the Central West Community Care Access Centre, a contracted provider of in-home and community-based care to CW LHIN residents.
In 2009, 90 per cent of Osler’s CCAC referrals were to the CW CCAC-- the remainder went to the Central, Mississauga-Halton, and other CCACs. This reflects a ‘healthy’ continuum of care between hospital and community.
Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN)
Osler is a CCN Partner for purposes of planning, coordinating and monitoring the provision of cardiac services.
Central West Local Health Integration Network (CW-LHIN)
The CW-LHIN is designated by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care to plan, integrate and fund local health services. As a major health care provider in the region, Osler works closely with the CW-LHIN to support an integrated system of health services for area residents.
Family Health Team
In partnership with McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Brampton Civic Hospital is home to the Family Medicine Teaching Centre, which provides medical residents the opportunity to train in the hospital with Osler’s Family Physicians and Specialists and gain experience in a family medicine clinical setting. Specialty rotations include Geriatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, and Rural Family Medicine.
Headwaters Health Care Centre
Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) operates two sites – Headwaters Orangeville, an 87-bed acute and complex continuing care facility and Headwater Shelburne, which offers outpatient services including diabetes education, x-ray, and speech language pathology.
Osler and Headwaters collaborate and partner on a number of initiatives to improve access to services for area residents. Of note:
- Weekly satellite oncology clinics by Osler medical oncologists
- Osler functions as the regional paediatric and obstetrical centre for Headwaters
- Transfers to Osler from Headwaters for patients with mental health and/or substance use disorders
- Telemedicine service with Headwaters’ ICU for patient consultation/assessment
- Some transfers from Headwaters to Osler for hip surgeries
- Contract with Headwaters to provide all Histology/Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Hematopathology, and Flow Cytometry testing
Mississauga Halton/Central West Regional Cancer Program
One of 14 regional cancer programs created by Cancer Care Ontario to ensure patients receive high quality services close to home.
St. Michael’s Hospital and University Health Network
As a Regional Kidney Wellness Centre, Osler helps to counsel and prepare kidney transplant patients for their surgical procedure at one of these two facilities.
Osler partners with the local Telehomecare Program (funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) which links patients from home to registered nurses at Brampton Civic Hospital or Etobicoke General Hospital. Using telephone and internet communication, nurses monitor and support people to manage conditions such as heart failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).
West GTA Stroke Network
So long as the person’s type of stroke meets certain conditions, the ambulance team will take them directly to Trillium to be assessed for thrombolytic therapy (t-PA) or other possible stroke treatment. If they are well enough, Osler area residents who do not receive t-PA are transferred to the Emergency Department of Brampton Civic Hospital or Etobicoke General Hospital.