Date Title
May 29, 2017 25/05/2017 - Next phase of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Capital Project receives LHIN Board endorsement

The South East LHIN Board of Directors approved the Stage 1A Master Program proposal from Quinte Health Care (QHC) for the redevelopment of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH).

May 25, 2017 25/05/2017 - South East LHIN seeking Community Representatives for Patient and Family Advisory Council

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is seeking applicants for a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to help shape the future of health care services in the south east. 

Mar 30, 2017 30/03/2017 - South East LHIN Board of Directors announces new Board Member Ms. Annette Bergeron, Vice-Chair appointments Mr. Brian Smith and Mr. Chris Salt
Donna Segal, Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointments of the South East LHIN’s newest Board member – Ms. Annette Bergeron, as well as the Vice-Chair appointments of current Board Directors – Mr. Brian Smith and Mr. Chris Salt.
Feb 27, 2017 27/02/2017 South East LHIN Board Welcomes New Board Member, David Vigar
Donna Segal, Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors, is pleased to announce on behalf of the Board, the appointment of the South East LHIN’s newest Board member – Mr. David Vigar.
Jan 30, 2017 30/01/2017 South East LHIN Board Welcomes New Board Member, Jean Lord
On behalf of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors, Donna Segal, Chair, is pleased to announce the appointment of the South East LHIN’s newest board member, Mr. Jean Lord.
Jan 30, 2017 30/01/2017 Community Health Centres across the south east receive additional funding to support oral health programs
More than 380 low-income families and individuals across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will receive free dental care thanks to one-time funding allocated to Community Health Centres (CHC).
Jan 11, 2017 11/01/2017 Improving access to care for patients across the region
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors has approved $1.5 million to help hospitals across the region reduce wait times for hip and knee surgeries, and other high-volume procedures, such as diagnostic imaging for MRI and CT scans.
Dec 13, 2016 13/12/2016 The new South East Regional Palliative Care Network begins to look at ways to improve access to palliative care
This week the new South East Regional Palliative Care Network (RPCN) officially takes the reigns of hospice palliative care delivery across South Eastern Ontario. The new network represents a community of partners that will work together to ensure that there is a coordinated, standardized approach for the delivery of hospice palliative care services.
Nov 25, 2016 25/11/2016 Ontario Improving Access to Care in Brockville
Ontario is improving access to care in Brockville, helping to reduce wait times and support increased access to services that patients and families rely on.
Nov 03, 2016 03/11/2016 Reducing the incidence, impact and severity of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults in south east Ontario

In a collaborative effort to reduce the incidence, impact and severity of falls and fall-related injuries in south east Ontario, the Regional Integrated Fall Prevention Steering Committee and the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are pleased to launch a fall prevention and management strategy report.

Aug 03, 2016 03/08/2016 Ontario Investing Over $13 Million in Health Care for Kingston
As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is continuing to make greater investments in Ontario's health care system to give Ontarians faster access to the right care, now and in the future. As part of the province’s $51.8 billion investment in health care for 2016-17, Ontario will be investing over $13 million in the Kingston area.
Jun 28, 2016 27/06/2016 South East LHIN Board Approves Older Adult Strategy
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors approved the Older Adult Strategy (OAS). The OAS, a 10-year strategy, will ensure resources currently available are being used for seniors and their caregivers in the south east region, as appropriately and efficiently as possible, and that any new resources are directed at services and supports to best serve this population.
Apr 12, 2016 12/04/2016 - South East Local Health Integration Network Seeks Feedback to Guide Older Adult Strategy
The South East LHIN is seeking feedback to help inform a strategy being developed to address the needs of older adults in the South East region through a survey being offered on the LHIN’s website until the end of April.
Feb 01, 2016 01/02/2016 - South East Local Health Integration Network Invites Feedback on Recently Proposed Health System Changes

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is inviting feedback on Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient Centred Healthcare, which was released on December 17, 2015 by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). 

Jan 14, 2016 14/01/2016 - Trenton Memorial Hospital Implementation Task Force Hold First Meeting

The Trenton Memorial Hospital Implementation Task Force held its first meeting today with an aim of identifying next steps in the process of creating an integrated, sustainable, local system of care in the Quinte West area. The Task Force was created by the South East Local Health Integration Network to address recommendations made in a recent report by the Brighton-Quinte West Health Services Advisory Committee, chaired by Glen Rainbird.

Dec 14, 2015 12-14-2015 - South East LHIN Board Approves Three Year Plan
As 2015 draws to a close, the South East LHIN Board of Directors has taken steps to guide the focus of efforts in local health care for the next three years.
Dec 08, 2015 07/12/2015 - Construction Underway at Second Napanee Residence for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury
Today, the South East LHIN, Pathways to Independence, and the Finlay Family were joined by community partners to celebrate the launch of renovations to develop a second home in Napanee for people who require assisted living support as a result of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). With recent approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), renovations have begun on this new, and much needed supported living home in our community.
Nov 09, 2015 09-11-15 - Prince Edward Family Health Team Recognized With Provincial Award

The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) recognized the Prince Edward Family Health Team (FHT) with a “Bright Light” Award at the AFHTO conference, which took place in Toronto on October 28.

Sep 23, 2015 2015/09/23- South East Health Integrated Information Portal (SHIIP) sails forward at Launch
The South East Health Integrated Information Portal (SHIIP) will soon assist the primary care sector in ensuring seamless transitions of information between providers.
Aug 10, 2015 08/10/2015 - Collaborative Regional Project moves forward to Phase 2
At the special meeting of the South East LHIN Board of Directors held today, there was agreement to move forward to Phase 2 of the Health Care Tomorrow – Hospital services project and further explore the opportunities to improve access to high quality care through the development of a sustainable system of integrated care.
Aug 07, 2015 08/07/2015 - Acquired Brain Injury residence opens doors in Napanee
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), along with Pathways to Independence, today announced the opening of an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Supportive Housing Residence in Napanee.
Jul 09, 2015 07/09/2015 - South East LHIN Board Welcomes New Board Member, Jack Butt
Donna Segal, Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Butt, to the South East LHIN Board of Directors. Mr. Butt’s appointment puts the LHIN board at full complement.
May 19, 2015 05/19/2015 - South East LHIN welcomes newest Board Member
Donna Segal, Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Smith, as a member of the South East LHIN Board of Directors.
May 01, 2015 05/01/2015 - South East LHIN and partners seeking region-wide public input on health care services
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and its health care partners today launched a public engagement process to encourage residents from across the region to help guide the future of health care in their communities.
May 01, 2015 05/01/2015 - South East LHIN and partners seeking region-wide public input on health care services
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and its health care partners today launched a public engagement process to encourage residents from across the region to help guide the future of health care in their communities.
Apr 07, 2015 04/07/2015 - Connecting Seniors in the South East LHIN with the Care They Need to Live Independently
Ontario is helping more seniors maintain their strength and recover from illness or injury so they can continue to live more independently.
Apr 02, 2015 04/02/2015 - Three physicians take on leadership role in South East LHIN

The South East LHIN today took another important step in advancing primary care through enhanced collaboration and coordination of health care services by naming three physicians from across the South East LHIN as primary care leads.

Mar 10, 2015 03/10/2015 - Providing Faster Access to Home Care in Northumberland-Quinte West

Ontario is helping more people in Northumberland-Quinte West receive faster access to quality home and community care by reducing wait times and continuing to support personal support workers(PSWs).

Jan 29, 2015 01/29/2015 - The South East LHIN Wants to Hear From You Patient Experience Survey to Capture Feedback on Health Care
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) wants to hear about your experience with the health care system. The South East LHIN is launching a new patient experience survey that asks residents of the South East LHIN to describe the quality of care they received in the recent past. The Patient Experience Survey – branded as Survey Said - will help us better understand how patients, families and caregivers experience the health care system and how LHINs can help make the improvements that matter most.
Jan 23, 2015 01/23/2015 - South East LHIN Welcomes Two New Board Members
Donna Segal, Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors to the Board. Both three-year term appointments were made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and endorsed by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins.
Jan 09, 2015 Hospital Redevelopment Clears First Hurdle

The project to build a new hospital for Prince Edward County has now passed its first significant milestone. In mid-December 2014, the South East LocalHealth Integration Network (LHIN)Board of Directors approved the Pre-Capital Submission for rebuildingPECMH. This approval is the first step in the lengthy approval process to build a new hospital in Ontario.

Dec 15, 2014 2014/12/15 - LHIN Board agrees to support amalgamations of Addictions and Mental Health agencies across the South East
On December 15th, the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors agreed to support the amalgamations of the seven Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) agencies in the South East to three agencies: Addictions and Mental Health Services – Hastings Prince Edward; Addiction and Mental Health Services, Kingston Frontenac Lennox Addington; and Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health.
Nov 25, 2014 South East initiatives make 2014 Minister’s Medal Honour Roll
Two initiatives in the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) demonstrated “Quality and Value by Design” – this year Minister’s Medal’s theme — alongside with 13 other healthcare initiatives from all over Ontario, to make the Minister’s Medal Honour Roll.
Nov 24, 2014 South East LHIN seeks public opinion on how to further improve Home and Community Care Services
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is seeking public input on how to continue to strengthen our Southeastern Ontario health care system, with a special focus on home and community-based care needs.
Oct 17, 2014 Keeping Ontario Safe from Ebola Virus Disease
At the outset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Ontario’s health care system began to heighten its readiness to diagnose, contain, and treat the disease to protect the people of Ontario.
Oct 17, 2014 Province Enhancing Measures to Prepare for Ebola Virus Outbreak
Ontario is taking action to enhance the province’s readiness to contain and treat any potential case of Ebola in the province. These measures will further protect the safety of all Ontarians, including health care workers.
Sep 16, 2014 VON selected to implement Assisted Living Services in the South East

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada -Ontario Branch , has emerged as the successful provider for the implementation of Assisted Living Services for High-Risk Seniors (ALSHRS) in the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Sep 10, 2014 South East LHIN seeking Community Representatives for Regional Patient Advisory Council
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is currently accepting applications for a Regional Patient Advisory Council to help shape future health care services in the South East.
Jul 09, 2014 New Mobile Application Providing Access to Services on the Go

A new mobile application launched by the South East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), with support from the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will enable South East residents to find the services they need close to home or on the go. 

May 05, 2014 Partners Confirm Commitment to Build a New Hospital in Prince Edward County

Local health care partners have officially re-launched their efforts to build a new hospital in Prince Edward County.

At a celebration event held in Picton today, Quinte Health Care (QHC), the Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) and the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) announced they have been working together to submit a proposal to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for a new hospital in Prince Edward County at Picton. This has been made possible through funding support from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Apr 29, 2014 Pathways to Independence launches Request for Tender for Acquired Brain Injury Residence in Napanee

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), along with Pathways to Independence, announced the launch of the Request for Tender (RFT) for a new Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Supportive Housing Residence in Napanee.

Apr 24, 2014 Survey for South East LHIN website

The South East Local Integration Network (LHIN), launched today a survey to gather feedback from users on their experience navigating the South East LHIN website. The results of the survey will further inform the South East LHIN on how the website is engaging users and whether the current features meet visitors’ needs.

Apr 22, 2014 South East LHIN Reporting Success in Meeting Priorities of IHSP3

One year after launching its third Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP3), the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is reporting success in meeting the priorities set out in the Plan.

Apr 15, 2014 Working together to improve French-language health services

More than 90 per cent of recommendations made by the French Language Health Services Network of Eastern Ontario (the Réseau) on developing French-language health services resulted in action by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the South East LHIN in 2013.

Mar 19, 2014 Campaign to Build Public Awareness on Local Programs and Services

From March 20th through till the end of May, the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will be launching a campaign aimed at building public awareness on local programs and services funded by the South East LHIN and offered through our Health Service Providers.

Mar 17, 2014 Enhanced Access to Physiotherapy for South East Seniors

As part of reforms to physiotherapy services, Ontario is expanding access to clinic-based physiotherapy for seniors and eligible patients in the South East.

Mar 17, 2014 Enhanced Access to Community Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes

As part of reforms to physiotherapy services, Ontario is increasing access to publicly funded exercise and falls prevention classes in the South East to help more seniors stay healthy and independent.

Feb 26, 2014 New Intensive Transitional Treatment Program will support patients in need of acute Mental Health services

Patients dealing with mental health concerns will soon benefit from services offered through a new Intensive Transitional Treatment Program (ITTP) at Kingston General Hospital (KGH).

Feb 24, 2014 Further Planning towards Regional and Area AMH Service Organizations

On February 24, the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors, having heard from our clients/patients and front line clinicians, agreed to move forward towards improving the provision of a high quality, accessible addictions and mental health system of care.

Feb 06, 2014 New Regional Patient Transfer Service for the South East Region

Brockville—In partnership with the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) and Community Patient Transfer Group (CPTG), Brockville General Hospital would like to announce the implementation of a regional provider for non-urgent patient transfers. CPTG will provide a range of services, including stretcher, wheelchair and ambulatory medical transportation, for all hospitals and long term care homes within the communities of Belleville, Greater Napanee, Quinte West, Kingston, Brockville, Perth & Smiths Falls, and Bancroft.

Jan 28, 2014 Providence Care MRTs receive new funding

Providence Care is receiving an additional $1.8 million in funding from the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) to enhance a community-based service supporting seniors living with dementia and mental illness, and who are transitioning to long-term care.

Dec 04, 2013 Patients in South East receiving faster access to care

Patients in the South East Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) are receiving faster access to emergency room, key surgeries, and diagnostic scans according to the most recent wait-time performance scorecard.

Nov 21, 2013 South East LHIN Welcomes new HPAC Co-Chair

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce the nomination of John Hope as the new Health Professionals Advisory Committee’s (HPAC) Co-Chair. Hope has been an official member of the committee since February 2008 and becomes Dr. Barry Guppy successor in the Co-Chair role.

Nov 15, 2013 News Release - Convalescent Care Bed Unit opens in Napanee

Patients in need of convalescent supportive and restorative care in the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will soon benefit from a new 22-bed Convalescent Care unit in Napanee. The Unit, located at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital (LACGH), is the first of its kind in the South East region.

Nov 01, 2013 Salmon River Health Link Announcement

High-need patients in Eastern Ontario will soon benefit from better co-ordinated care from a new Health Link bringing together all health providers in the community.

The new Napanee Health Link will offer seniors and patients with complex conditions better care through personalized care plans and more co-ordinated support from a tightly knit team of providers.

Oct 17, 2013 NR - Improving Access to Influenza Vaccine in the South East

Primary care groups and providers across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are working to improve access and delivery of the influenza vaccine to patients through a little friendly competition.

Oct 15, 2013 Community Funding Announcement

Seniors and residents in the Kingston and southeastern Ontario region are receiving better access to home care and community supports to help them live independently and at home longer.

Ontario is providing nearly $12 million to support home care for 3,000 more seniors and for expanded community health care services, including mental health supports, in the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Aug 06, 2013 Transitional Connector - Youthab Quinte NR

Transitional Connector to Provide Mental Health and Addictions Support for Young Adults in Hastings-Prince Edward

Jul 25, 2013 NR-Nurse-Led Outreach Team

Ontario is improving care for long term care residents and reducing avoidable transfers to hospital in the South East by providing support for four nurses in a nurse-led outreach team in long-term care.

Jul 11, 2013 News Release - Exercise and Falls prevention

More Seniors to Benefit From Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes in the South East

South East LHIN Selects Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and Community and Primary Care (CPHC) to Provide Services to Seniors

Jun 10, 2013 Health Links New Release - Kingston

Ontario is improving the co-ordination of care for high-needs patients such as seniors and people with complex conditions through the creation of a new community Health Link in Kingston.

Jun 10, 2013 Health Links New Release - Brockville

Ontario is improving the co-ordination of care for high-needs patients such as seniors and people with complex conditions through the creation of a new community Health Link in Brockville.

May 21, 2013 Funding for Small and Rural Hospitals

Ontario is helping small and rural hospitals in Southeastern Ontario enhance patient care and improve collaboration with community health care partners, including family health teams, community health centres and the South East Community Care Access Centre.

May 07, 2013 SE LHIN NR - Hospice

 The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), today announced the approval of $190,000 towards the provision of clinical services at a three-bed residential hospice pilot site in Prince Edward County.

Apr 30, 2013 Mental Health and Addictions - LHINfo minute

Redesigning the Delivery of Mental Health and Addictions Services across the South East Region

Apr 09, 2013 NR Tweed and Trenton CHC Capital Investment

Ontario is improving access to health care for families in both Tweed and Trenton by expanding their community health centres.

New capital investments will support the expansion of the Gateway Community Health Centre in Tweed and build a new Belleville Quinte West Community Health Centre in Trenton. The improvements will allow the centres to provide more health services and increase the number of clients they assist.

Feb 13, 2013 NR - SE LHIN issues 2013-16 IHSP3

Belleville, ON (February 13, 2013) – Donna Segal, Board Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), today issued the LHIN’s Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP), a strategy for the delivery of health care across the south east from 2013 to 2016.

Jan 25, 2013 Media Advisory - Jan. 28 Board Meeting

On Monday, January 28, 2013 the Board of Directors of the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) will be meeting in Belleville at the SE LHIN office located at 71 Adam Street.

Jan 24, 2013 NR- South East LHIN Announces New Board Chair

South East LHIN Announces Appointment of New Board Chair

Belleville, Ontario (January 24, 2013) - The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Vice-Chair Andreas von Cramon today announced the appointment of Donna Segal as Board Chair for the SE LHIN, for a three-year term until December, 2015.

Jan 22, 2013 Health Care Transformation Benefiting All Ontarians

One year after its launch, Ontarians are seeing results from the Action Plan for Health Care

Jan 07, 2013 Health Links - News Release

Ontario is improving co-ordination of care for high-needs patients such as seniors and people with complex conditions through the creation of 3 Health Links in Southeastern Ontario.

Nov 26, 2012 NR-Community Funding Allocation

Local residents – especially seniors – in the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) now have more options for care and to live independently in their homes.

This year, the Ontario government is increasing support for community services in the SE LHIN, and increasing access to treatment for people addicted to opiods

Nov 16, 2012 NR - Dr. Jonathan Kerr Recognized

South East LHIN, Primary Care Lead Dr. Jonathan Kerr acknowledged for his contribution to the College of Family Physicians of Canada

Toronto, Ontario (November 16, 2012) Today Dr. Jonathan Kerr, Primary Care lead for the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) was recognized for his contribution to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) as Chair of the First Five Years in Family Practice Committee.

Oct 31, 2012 News Release - Board Chair term ends

South East LHIN announces appointment of acting Board Chair Andreas Von Cramon – Board Chair, Wynn Turner term ends  

Belleville, Ontario (October 31, 2012) - South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) Board Chair Wynn Turner today announced the appointment of Vice-Chair Andreas Von Cramon as Acting Board Chair for the SE LHIN, effective November 1, 2012.

Oct 23, 2012 October 29 Board Meeting-Media Advisory

On Monday October 29, 2012 the Board of Directors of the South East Local Health Integration Network will be meeting in Kingston at the South East Community Care Access Centre.

Oct 15, 2012 BSO connect LHINfo Minute - October 15

South East LHIN launches 24/7 access and response to Behavioural Support Services

Caregivers and health service providers can now get help for seniors with behavioural issues through Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Connect.

BSO Connect will provide a centralized access number on a 24/7 basis to Behavioural Support Services (BSS) in the South East. Calls from long-term care (LTC) will be directed to the appropriate BSS office where they will be triaged and staff deployed dependent on the service required. A “Who to Call” algorithm has been developed to guide LTC staff in their decision making. This will be the first BSO 24/7 access and response to services launched in Ontario.

 

Sep 28, 2012 Press Release - Integrated Surgical Care

Ensuring patients receive the most appropriate level of care part of new integrated surgical care system.

On Wednesday, September 19,, 2012 the seven hospitals in the South East region along with the South East Community Care Access Centre (SE CCAC) and the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) signed an agreement to support a regional system of integrated surgical care within the South East LHIN.

Sep 19, 2012 Media Advisory-September 24 Board Meeting

On Monday September 24, 2012 the Board of Directors of the South East Local Health Integration Network will be meeting in Bancroft at the North Hastings Hospital Auditorium. The meeting will commence at 9:30 am.

Sep 13, 2012 Brockville Chamber-Media Advisory


On Tuesday, September 18 at CJ’s Banquet Hall, 803 Chelsea, Brockville at 11:30 a.m. (registration), South East LHIN CEO Paul Huras will address these criticisms and shed some light on the tough economic realities faced by today’s health care system with a presentation to the Brockville Chamber of Commerce.

Aug 22, 2012 CHC LHINfo Minute-August 22

The five Community Health Centres (CHCs) funded by the SE LHIN are keeping non-urgent patients away from hospital Emergency Departments (EDs), providing shorter waiting times for patients experiencing more serious medical emergencies, according to a study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

Aug 20, 2012 Media Advisory - Board Chair

The Ontario Government is seeking applications from individuals within the South East catchment area interested in, and qualified for the position of Board Chair on the South East Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors.

Jul 30, 2012 LHINfo Minute - Clinical Document Repository (CDR)

The South East LHIN, in partnership with the Champlain LHIN and eHealth Ontario, will expand the use of an electronic Clinical Document Repository (CDR) that stores and delivers patients’ discharge summaries and diagnostic imaging reports to their physicians within seconds rather than weeks.

Jul 06, 2012 IHSP3 - Hurry Up Reminder - July 2012

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) today encouraged residents across this region to “hurry up and have their say” by completing an online healthcare survey before it closes July 12th. 

Jun 12, 2012 IHSP3 Community Engagement Launch

Belleville, Ontario (June 7, 2012) – The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) today launched a Community Engagement process to encourage residents across the south east to have their say in the development of a region-wide Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP).

Mar 04, 2012 Acting Chair Wynn Turner Confirmed as Chair of SE LHIN Board

Belleville, Ontario (March 5, 2012) – Wynn Turner has been confirmed in her new capacity as Chair of the South East LHIN Board effective immediately.

Feb 03, 2012 Local Family Physician Joins SE LHIN Team

The SE LHIN today took another major step in strengthening and further integrating primary care into local health planning by naming Dr. Jonathan Kerr as the Primary Care Lead for the SE LHIN.

Aug 31, 2011 South East LHIN Public Engagement for Clinical Services Roadmap Deemed a Success

Belleville, Ontario (August 31 , 2011) - In releasing a summary report on the engagement process to gather public input and opinion about the LHIN’s Clinical Services Roadmap, South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) CEO Paul Huras today declared that the process has been a “resounding success.”

Aug 29, 2011 Local Health Integration Networks launch groundbreaking project

August 29, 2011 - The South East Local Health Integration Network is investing $2.42 million to enhance services for seniors who exhibit behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health, dementia or other neurological conditions.

Jun 08, 2011 Shorter Wait Times for Patients in the SE LHIN

 

Belleville, Ontario (June 7, 2011) - Ontario through the Pay for Results initiative is giving three hospitals sites in the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) area, the support they need to reduce emergency room (ER) wait times.
Jun 02, 2011 South East LHIN Supports Quality Care for Patients

June 2, 2011- The South East LHIN is investing in upgrades to local hospitals to ensure they offer high quality care to local residents.

May 30, 2011 South East LHIN Announces Appointment of Acting Board Chair(2)

Belleville, Ontario (May 30, 2011) -  South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board Chair Georgina Thompson today announced the appointment of  Vice-Chair Wynn Turner as Acting Board Chair for the SE LHIN, effective June 9, 2011.

Apr 14, 2011 Belleville & Quinte West CHC Grand Opening April 21st

Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre Celebrate their Grand Opening, Thursday April 21st from 3:30-5:30pm.

Mar 31, 2011 Health Force Ontario

Jobs site is expanding to include all regulated health professions

Mar 21, 2011 South East LHIN Invites Region-wide Public Reaction and Input to Healthcare Plans

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) today launched a region-wide Community Engagement process that will enable residents across the south east to have their say in how they receive health care through the LHIN’s Clinical Services Roadmap initiative.

Jan 17, 2011 McGuinty Government seeking input from SE LHIN Residents - Rural & Northern Health Care Consultations
McGuinty Government Seeking Input to Address Unique Health Care Challenges - Ontarians are being asked to provide their feedback on how to provide the best access to quality health care services in rural and northern areas of the province.
Nov 02, 2010 Leading The Way In Electronic Medical Records More Than 5 Million Ontarians Benefiting From Program

Almost 5,500 doctors now manage patients’ health information electronically, allowing more than 5 million Ontarians to benefit from having an electronic medical record – an increase of more than 80 per cent in just one year.

Nov 02, 2010 BACKGROUNDER eHealth Ontario Accomplishments
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Program
Nov 02, 2010 South East LHIN Welcomes New Board Member Ian M. Fraser.

Georgina Thompson, Board Chair of the South East LHIN is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian M. Fraser to the South East LHIN Board.

Oct 01, 2010 SE LHIN Announces New Funding for Quinte Health Care Corporation

Belleville, Ontario (September 30, 2010) - South East LHIN Board Chair Georgina Thompson and CEO Paul Huras today announced Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) funding of $381,700 to Quinte Health Care Belleville General.

Oct 01, 2010 SE LHIN Announces Funding for Lennox and Addington County General Hospital
Belleville, Ontario (October 1, 2010) - South East Board Chair Georgina Thompson and CEO Paul Huras today announced Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) funding of $1,246,300 for Lennox and Addington County General Hospital in Napanee.
Sep 29, 2010 SE LHIN Announces New Funding for Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital

Perth, Ontario (Monday, Sept 27, 2010) - South East LHIN Board Chair Georgina Thompson and CEO Paul Huras today announced Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) funding of $1,375,800 to Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital.

Sep 02, 2010 Aging at Home Strategy a Proven Success within the South East

Brockville, Ontario (Tuesday, August 31st, 2010) – Georgina Thompson, Board Chair of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and Sherry Kennedy, COO of the South East LHIN, along with Ruth
Kitson, Executive Director of Community and Primary Health Care, Brockville, today celebrated the success of the provincial Aging at Home Strategy, highlighting the impact it has had on residents of the South East.

Sep 02, 2010 South East LHIN Expands Aging At Home Programs

The South East LHIN is expanding the successful Aging at Home strategy. Ontario is providing the South East Local Health Integration Network with $ 8,653,805 to ensure more seniors get health care at home or in the community.

Aug 20, 2010 South East LHIN Welcomes New Board Member W. Arthur Ronald

South East LHIN Welcomes New Board Member.

Georgina Thompson, Board Chair of the South East LHIN is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Arthur Ronald to the South East LHIN Board. 

Jul 29, 2010 Clinical Services Roadmap Initiative

 The South East Local Health Integration Network, announced an initiative that will improve overall access to high-quality health care for residence across southeastern Ontario. Find out more about the South East LHIN’s Clinical Services Road Map initiative. 

Jun 10, 2010 Nurses in Public Health in Ontario

Nurses in Public Health in Ontario, Fact Sheet. For more information please visit www.nhsru.com 

May 26, 2010 Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital - On the Move

Smiths Falls, ON - If you have ever moved from one home to another, you understand that the key to a successful move lies in the details. But just what does it take to move an entire hospital wing? Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) staff and medical staff move mountains to provide the best patient care, but moving a hospital is not an easy task.

May 19, 2010 New Board Member Andreas von Cramon(2)

Georgina Thompson, Board Chair of the South East LHIN is pleased to announce the appointment of Andreas von Cramon to the South East LHIN Board.

 

 

May 15, 2010 Ambulance Offload Nurse Initiative - Funding

The McGuinty government is providing a total of $9.6 million to 16 municipalities to hire nurses who are dedicated to receiving non-emergent patients who arrive in hospital emergency rooms by ambulance. Municipalities, who manage ambulance services, work with their local hospitals in the placement of these dedicated nursing services. 

May 14, 2010 Ambulance Offload Nurse Initiative

The McGuinty government is providing a total of $9.6 million to 16 municipalities to hire nurses who are dedicated to receiving non-emergent patients who arrive in hospital emergency rooms by ambulance. 

May 14, 2010 ER Nurses Improving Access To Care

Ontario is helping hospitals create more nursing positions dedicated to assisting patients who arrive in emergency rooms (ERs) by ambulance. 

May 13, 2010 New Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics

Ontario is calling for applications for 14 new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics as part of the government's commitment to increase access to family health care.

May 12, 2010 National Nursing Week- Lets Celebrate

 Nurses play a key role in delivering health care and are now using more of their skills to take on diverse roles within the system, benefiting all Ontarians. 

May 07, 2010 Family Health Team - Call for Applications - May 10

Ontario is calling for applications for 30 new Family Health Teams (FHTs), which will help increase access to family health care for Ontarians.  The call for applications closes on June 25, 2010. The FHTs will be awarded in the summer of 2010. Adding these 30 FHT’s fulfills the government’s commitment to establish 50 new FHTs and bring the province-wide total to 200.

May 07, 2010 Excellent Care for All Act - May 10

Ontario is proposing comprehensive new initiatives to improve the quality and accountability of the province’s health care system and ensure the needs of patients come first.

Apr 30, 2010 Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Receives Funding

Close to $700,000 will be spent at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital thanks to the Hospital Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) dollars allocated by the South East Local Health Integration Network.

Apr 29, 2010 Georgina Thompson Achieves Accreditation

South East LHIN Chairwoman Receives Honour 

Congratulations to Georgina Thompson, Chair of the South East LHIN, for graduating from the Directors Education Program. Offered by the renowned Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Ms. Thompson was part of the 27th class of graduates since the program’s creation.

Apr 29, 2010 Public Notice for Ontarians Living With Diabetes(2)

Living with diabetes is not easy, but managing it day-to-day really means taking good care of yourself.

The Diabetes Testing Report will be sent from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to your physician. It will tell him or her when you last had three important tests: blood sugar test (A1C), cholesterol test (LDL), and retinal eye exam. We know that people living with diabetes who receive these tests regularly are better able to manage their diabetes and avoid complications. If you have diabetes and are not sure whether you have had these three tests, talk to your health care provider.

Apr 23, 2010 Public Notice for Adult Ontarians Living with Diabetes(2)

Living with diabetes is not easy, but managing it day-to-day really means taking good care of yourself.

The Diabetes Testing Report will be sent from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to your physician. It will tell him or her when you last had three important tests: blood sugar test (A1C), cholesterol test (LDL), and retinal eye exam. We know that people living with diabetes who receive these tests regularly are better able to manage their diabetes and avoid complications. If you have diabetes and are not sure whether you have had these three tests, talk to your health care provider.

Apr 22, 2010 South East LHIN Welcomes New Board Member

SOUTH EAST LHIN WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER

Georgina Thompson, Board Chair of the South East LHIN is pleased to announce the appointment of Jyoti Kotchea to the South East LHIN Board.

Apr 20, 2010 CPSO licence issuance up 42% in the 2000s

A report released today by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) shows a 42% increase in the number of licences issued to physicians in the 2000s over the 1990s.  The record number of 3,638 certificates of registration issued in 2009 completes a decade of registering success.

Apr 20, 2010 McGuinty Speaking Directly To Ontarians about Fair Drug Prices

The McGuinty government is starting a new social media campaign to inform Ontarians about the government’s plans to get fair drug prices launched today.

Apr 10, 2010 Kingston General Hospital - You Can Help Shape Their Future

Leslee Thompson, Kingston General Hospital’s President and CEO, is leading the development of a long-term strategy to guide the hospital’s efforts to meet the needs of the half a million people it serves within southeastern Ontario.

Apr 09, 2010 Expanding Access to Affordable Drugs

Ontario plans to further reform the prescription drug system to provide better access to lower-cost generic drugs for patients, while continuing to increase annual funding to the drug system as a whole.

Mar 25, 2010 Systems for Success Newsletter - Issue #3

Your guide to the latest information about CCIM’s Business Systems projects.  

Mar 18, 2010 South East CCAC a Leader in Providing Trusted Quality Care

The South East Community Care Access Centre (SECCAC) has received top marks in a provincial client and caregiver experience evaluation. In comparison to the six other CCACs involved in this survey, the South East scored highest in seven out of 11 key performance indicators.

Mar 09, 2010 Improving Access to Health Care

Ontario is improving access to health care with two new programs that will help communities that have traditionally had the hardest time recruiting doctors. 

Feb 17, 2010 Community Mental Health & Addictions - Management Information Systems - Feb Bulletin

The strategic vision of the Community Care Information Management (CCIM) program is to provide seamlessly-integrated, community-based client care where all service providers can securely share and access consistent and accurate information electronically.

 

 

 

Feb 03, 2010 Increasing Access To Modern Long-Term Care Homes

 McGuinty Government Redeveloping More Than 4,100 Long-Term Care Home Beds -  residents in long-term care homes can look forward to more modern and comfortable living as the province redevelops more than 4,100 beds across Ontario.

Feb 03, 2010 New Chair Of eHealth Ontario Confirmed

McGuinty Government Appoints Health Technology Executive Raymond Hession - Ontario has confirmed Raymond Hession as the new Chair of eHealth Ontario’s board of directors for a three-year term. The appointment, made by Order-In-Council, took effect February 1, 2010.

 

Feb 01, 2010 New Nursing Care Centre Opens in Brockville

BROCKVILLE – In an effort to provide the best care to the greatest number of clients possible, the South East CCAC has opened a nursing services ambulatory care centre in the Brockville area. Providing services in one location, for clients who can safely get out and about, will allow CCAC contracted nurses to serve more clients in a day. 

Feb 01, 2010 Quinte Health Care (Belleville General) Celebrates Opening of Charlotte Sills Wing

Charlotte Sills Wing completed on time and on budget

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Leona Dombrowsky, MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings, and Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West, joined hospital officials, community members and health care partners today to celebrate the opening of the new five-storey Charlotte Sills Wing at Quinte Health Care Belleville General.

Jan 15, 2010 Francophone Planning Entities - Jan 2010

Enhancing Francophone Input Into Health Care Services - McGuinty Government Supports New Francophone Planning Entities

Jan 12, 2010 Hotel Dieu Hospital Children’s Outpatient Centre Celebrates

Children’s Outpatient Centre celebrates 40 years of excellence in pediatric care.

Dec 23, 2009 Accreditation Canada Recognizes Providence Care

Providence Care has been awarded three-year Accreditation certification by Accreditation Canada, based on the results of a comprehensive survey process and an on-site inspection in November 2009. 

Dec 11, 2009 Kingston area to benefit from expanded services of new inpatient pediatric unit

Hospital officials, staff, community members and health care partners celebrated the opening of Kingston General Hospital’s new inpatient pediatric unit today. The new space is part of the first phase of the hospital’s overall redevelopment project.

Dec 04, 2009 Kingston hospitals celebrate fast track surgeries

A fast-track surgery program at Hotel Dieu Hospital is living up to its name as it

rapidly downsizes wait lists for hip and knee replacements, speeds patients through their

hospital stays and clears the way for more total joint replacement (TJR) surgeries in this region.

Nov 25, 2009 ADVISORY: Making Connections, eHealth day in the South East

Being held Nov. 26th in Kingston - Day features update on strategy and sharing of successes to date in the area

Oct 08, 2009 REVISED: Community mental Health & Addictions Consultations

Revised - Correct location for Kingston event is 552 Princess St.

Oct 06, 2009 RELEASE: Board Members Working Together for Better Health in the South East

More than 120 health service provider volunteer Board members in the South East region will gather in Kingston tomorrow for the third annual Working Together for Better Health forum organized by the South East Local Health Integration Network

Oct 06, 2009 RELEASE: Community Mental Health & Addictions Consultations Taking Place in the South East

Mental health and addictions providers, consumers, family members and other interested stakeholders invited to help inform a 10-year MH&A strategy. Sessions are Oct. 7, 1pm in Brockville; Oct. 15, 11:30 am  in Belleville; and Oct. 16, 10am in Kingston.

Aug 31, 2009 RELEASE: Public comments welcome on draft health system plan for the South East

The South East LHIN is looking for public input on a draft three-year strategy to build a high performing system that is centred on patients. Called Reaching for Excellence, this is the second Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP) for the South East LHIN and will guide decisions and resources for the LHIN from 2009/10 through

Jul 13, 2009 RELEASE: System improvements underway in Belleville, Trenton area as new LTC beds opening

 Over the course of the next several weeks, health care partners in the Quinte area are making significant efforts to address the issue of patients remaining in hospital beds because they cannot return home or access a long-term care bed.

Jul 13, 2009 RELEASE: Supportive housing for people with substance use issues

The South East LHIN is pleased to announce $205,300 in funding to help support 16 supportive housing units to be located across the region to help people living with addictions increase stability and security in their lives and reduce pressure on hospital emergency rooms. 

Jun 24, 2009 RELEASE:Gov't issues call for 8 more Nurse Practitioner-led clinics

 

The Ontario government is inviting applications from health care providers and/or community-based groups to establish a total of eight Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics in 8 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) including the South East.

Jun 22, 2009 RELEASE: Government issues call for 19 Family Health Teams

 

Ontario is calling for applications for 19 new Family Health Teams (FHTs) as part of the government’s commitment to create 50 new FHTs.

May 28, 2009 Maple Family Health Team, Kingston hospitals integrate with electronic patient record

An innovative project between the South East LHIN, eHealth Ontario, KGH, Hotel Dieu and the Maple Family Health Team is resulting in more sustainable and higher quality, safer care for patients while also reducing workload for healthcare providers and drastically reducing the amount of

May 28, 2009 RELEASE: Brockville area patients benefit through e-health readiness project

When it comes to ensuring the best processes possible are in place behind-the-scenes to enable physicians and other health care professionals to focus their time on providing the best and safest care possible, the South East LHIN is making significant headway

May 28, 2009 RELEASE: Prince Edward Family Health Team, QHC integrate with electronic patient record

 

An innovative project between the South East LHIN, eHealth Ontario, QHC and the Prince Edward Family Health Team is resulting in more sustainable and higher quality, safer care for patients while also reducing workload for healthcare providers and drastically reducing the amount of paper used
May 26, 2009 ADVISORY: e-Health projects result in better processes and better care

Participants involved in innovative eHealth projects in the SE LHIN will meet media Thursday in Brockville (8:30am), Kingston (11am) and Picton (1:30 pm) to discuss projects currently underway.

May 22, 2009 RELEASE: ED incentives to help reduce wait times

The South East LHIN is receiving $942,000 to provide incentives to Kingston General Hospital (KGH) as part of the Pay-for-Results program.

May 19, 2009 RELEASE: Seniors able to live more independently and access care in right place through funding

 More than $10 million is being allocated in the SE LHIN to ensure more seniors can continue to live independently and to allow hospital patients to receive appropriate care in the right setting.

May 15, 2009 ADVISORY: Care in the right place announcement Tuesday(2)

 

SOUTH EAST LHIN TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

May 15, 2009

Officials from the South East Local Health Integration Network will be making an announcement about funding for the second year of the government’s Aging at Home Strategy and other community investments being made to ensure people receive care in the appropriate setting.

May 09, 2009 RELEASE: Open houses in Brockville, Prescott, Gananoque & Bancroft

 

ENGAGE 2009 Open Houses continue. Already, well over 300 people have provided the South East LHIN with their thoughts on what works and what does not when it comes to health services. The open houses provide an opportunity for people to share thoughts, ask questions and, most importantly, to share their values about the health system.

May 05, 2009 Public input sought on draft long-term care regulations

 

The Ontario government is releasing the first set of proposed draft regulations under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, for a 30-day public consultation 

May 01, 2009 RELEASE: French language health services and you

Effective today, Kingston is a designated area under the French Language Services Act (1986). The Act guarantees an individual’s right to receive services, including publicly-funded health care services, in either French or English from Ontario government ministries and agencies in 25 designated areas.

May 01, 2009 INFORMATIONS: Les services de sante en francais et vous

À compter d'aujourd'hui, Kingston est une région désignée en vertu de la Loi sur les services en français (1986). La loi garantit le droit d’une personne de recevoir des services, y compris les services de soins de santé financés par les fonds publics, aussi bien en français qu’en anglais, de la part des ministères et organismes du gouvernement de l'Ontario, dans 25 régions désignées

May 01, 2009 RELEASE: Every voice matters

 

ENGAGE 2009 Open Houses continue in early May with events in Smiths Falls and Elgin next week, as well as a French language session in Kingston. Already, well over 200 people have provided the South East LHIN with their thoughts on what works and what does not when it comes to health services.

Apr 28, 2009 RELEASE: Gateway CHC expands same-day access

 

With support of the South East LHIN, Gateway Community Health Centre has created an additional exam room to support the work of its third nurse practitioner. The new exam room was furnished through donations received from the local Tim Hortons and the Young Family Jamboree.

Apr 27, 2009 RELEASE: Kingston Hospitals on alert for flu outbreak

 

Kingston hospitals on alert for flu outbreak

Together, Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Care

have mobilized our organizations to deal with potential local or regional cases

related to an outbreak of “influenza-like cases” in Mexico and certain parts of the

United States referred to as swine flu or Severe Respiratory Illness (SRI).

Apr 21, 2009 ADVISORY: Can the wait time strategy help ED wait times?

Media opportunity to talk to Dr. Alan Hudson, Ontario's Lead of Access to service at wait times about approach to reduce Emergency Department waits

Apr 19, 2009 ADVISORY: Open houses in Belleville, Sunbury, Napanee & Picton this week

Residents in the Belleville, South Frontenac, Greater Napanee, Deseronto, Tyendinaga and Prince Edward County areas are urged to drop into public open houses being held this week by the South East LHIN. The purpose of these drop-in sessions is to provide individuals with a one-on-one opportunity to

Apr 16, 2009 RELEASE: Supervisor appointed for Quinte Health Care

 

Ontario has appointed Graham Scott as supervisor for Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) to

address governance and financial issues so the hospital can better meet the health care needs

of local residents.

Apr 14, 2009 RELEASE: Region's first fast track program for hip and knee replacements opens

 

Patients in theregion waiting for new hips and knees have more access to surgical care thanks to the launch of a fast-track total joint replacement program at Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Apr 11, 2009 ADVISORY: Open houses in Kingston, Brighton this week

These drop-in sessions are designed to allow LHIN representatives to listen to users of health care, front line health care workers and the public at large and are part of the ENGAGE 2009 strategy.

Apr 07, 2009 ADVISORY: Community Open Houses Underway

 

The South East Local Health Integration Network is holding open houses over the next six weeks in order to listen to users of health care...

Mar 31, 2009 Ministry News Rrelease: Quinte Health Care

McGuinty Government Takes Action Over Concerns About Hospital’s Governance The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care today notified Quinte Health Care Corporation (QHC) of his intent to recommend that a supervisor be appointed for the hospital.

Mar 27, 2009 SE LHIN Board Updating Ministry Regarding Quinte Health Care

The Board of Directors of the South East Local Health Integration Network is providing an update to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding the current financial situation at Quinte Health Care.

Mar 26, 2009 News Release: Board affirms vision for health care delivery

 

The Board affirmed a vision statement designed to guide the delivery of care throughout the region.

Mar 13, 2009 Media release: Regional CSI access to improve through integration

 

The SE LHIN Board approved a facilitated integration decision for Consumer Survivor Initiative (CSI) services that will see the Mental Health Support Network (MHSN) taking on responsibility for CSI services across the entire region.

Mar 13, 2009 Media Release: Prince Edward Family Health Team

 

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has committed $2.1M towards the construction of a new $5.5M Primary Health Care Centre to be located in Picton. Once complete, the new health care centre will be owned by a separate community based not‐for‐profit organization with both the Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) and family physicians as tenants of the centre.

Mar 10, 2009 Media Release: Approval of Multi-sectoral Services Accountability Agreements

 

Today the SE LHIN Board of Directors made history, approving first-ever accountability agreements with the South East Community Care Access Centre, addictions, mental health, community health centres and community support services sectors. In all, the Board approved 54 agreements.

Mar 07, 2009 Release: More than 100 people participate in discussion to shape health care delivery

 

Citizens came from across the region to provide informed input into health care delivery at an innovative forum at Kingston City Hall this afternoon. The event was hosted by 36 individuals from across the region who make up a Citizens’ Reference Panel and included a talk from Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC radio’s White Coat, Black Art program.

Mar 02, 2009 Release: Critical care nurse plays critical role for SE region

Hospitals, the community care access centre and many others in the South East region are on a mission to improve waiting times in emergency departments and reduce the time that people may spend in hospital beds while awaiting admission to another type of health care such as

Feb 24, 2009 All-party committee examining mental health and addiction services

 

An all-party committee has been formed by the Ontario legislature to help develop ways to improve access to mental health and addiction services in the province.

The Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions – with representatives from all three parties – will work with consumers/survivors, providers, experts and other interested parties to determine the mental health and addiction needs that currently exist. The committee is expected to issue a

Feb 23, 2009 Release: Citizens Reference Panelists to provide recommendations on the health system

 

Thirty-six people from across the region served by the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) have been randomly selected to participate in a special panel that will help shape the delivery of health care services for the next three years.

Feb 20, 2009 Release: Ontario targets shorter ER times

 

In a one-of-a-kind North American initiative, Ontario is setting clear targets for reducing the total amount of time patients spend in emergency rooms - and is publicly posting data about local ERs online.

Feb 12, 2009 Release: Care Connect registry unveiled

 

 Finding the health care you need just got easier

Ontarians can now find health care close to home with the click of a mouse.

For the first time, information about local health services is available

Feb 09, 2009 Release: Engaging our communities

 

As the SE LHIN prepares to draft the next three-year strategic plan to direct the delivery of health care services in the region, a major effort to obtain input from service providers, users of health care in the South East, front line health care workers and the public at large is underway.
Feb 04, 2009 Media - Mental health transfer study funding

 

Brockville General Hospital /Royal Ottawa news release on SE LHIN funding to study the transfer of 24 acute mental health beds to Brockville General
Feb 04, 2009 Background - Access to Care Technical Briefing

Media background information on the government's plan to improve access to family health care...

Feb 02, 2009 Media technical briefing - Access to care

Technical briefing being held Feb. 4 on the government’s plan to improve access to family health care and emergency room performance and new initiatives.

Jan 12, 2009 Napanee & Perth Move to Provincial Model for Laboratory Services

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) today announced the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is transitioning the two pilot laboratory projects within the region to the widely-used provincial model for community laboratory services.

Dec 17, 2008 QHC Third Party Reviewer Announced

 

QUINTE HEALTH CARE AND SE LHIN

WELCOME THIRD PARTY REVIEWER 

Quinte Health Care (QHC) and the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) are pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA). Mr. Tremblay will conduct the third party review of solutions being proposed for the financial situation currently being faced by QHC. 

Dec 09, 2008 LHIN & QHC Open Meeting - Dec 9 08

South East LHIN Board Chair Georgina Thompson today invited representatives from Quinte Health Care who had been part of a November meeting with Minister of Health and Long-Term Care David Caplan to the LHIN office for further dialogue.

Nov 24, 2008 Backgrounder - Quinte Health Care and South East LHIN Develop Terms of Reference for Review

QHC gave notice to the SE LHIN in October 2008 that the operating deficit was projected at $6.7 million for 2008/09 and at $8.5 million for 2009/10. 

Nov 24, 2008 Quinte Health Care and South East LHIN Develop Terms of Reference for Review

Quinte Health Care (QHC) and the South East Local Health Integration Network are moving forward with appointment of an individual who will be charged with reviewing options for a mitigation strategy to QHC’s projected operating deficit. 

Nov 19, 2008 Quinte Health Care Financial Situation - Backgrounder

A lot of attention has been paid recently to the challenging financial situation at Quinte Health Care (QHC). The hospital has been told by the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) to produce a plan to eliminate its deficit by March 31, 2010. 

Nov 13, 2008 QHC and SE LHIN working together to find solution

 

Earlier today, representatives from Quinte Health Care, the South East Local Health Integration Network and area Members of Provincial Parliament had a positive dialogue with Minister of Health and Long-Term Care David Caplan about moving forward to find solutions for the financial situation currently being faced by the hospital corporation. 

Nov 11, 2008 KGH Redevelopment Groundbreaking - David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and the Islands...

David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and the Islands joined hospital officials, staff, community members and health care partners today to celebrate Kingston General Hospital’s redevelopment project.

Nov 10, 2008 KGH Redevelopment Photos - Photographs from the KGH redevelopment groundbreaking
Nov 10, 2008 Perth Smiths Falls District Hospital Groundbreaking - Photographs from the groundbreaking at the Smiths Falls site November 10
Nov 10, 2008 Building physician capacity in the South East - The South East LHIN welcomes a new community-based initiative...

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) welcomes a new community-based initiative that will help recruit physicians to the region. 

Sep 30, 2008 Ontario Integrates ehealth

Ontario has appointed Dr. Alan Hudson as the Chair of eHealth Ontario, a restructured agency responsible for all aspects of eHealth in Ontario including creating an electronic health record for all Ontarians.

Sep 02, 2008 Provincial & Territorial Ministers of Health Meeting

Notice to Media - A meeting of Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health will take place on Thursday, September 4, 2008. The meeting will be chaired by the Honourable Doug Currie, Minister of Health for Prince Edward Island.

Sep 02, 2008 Ontario Funds Free Insulin Pumps for Adults

TORONTO – Each year, over 1300 adults with type 1 diabetes will receive free insulin pumps under a new Ontario program that begins in September.  The government will pay 100 per cent of the price – $6,300 – for an insulin pump, as well as provide an annual grant of $2,400 to help pay for supplies. 

 

Sep 02, 2008 Background Info - Adult Insulin Pumps

Background Info - The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Assistive Devices Program will pay 100 per cent of the price for an insulin pump.  Payment of $6,300 is made directly to the vendor of choice on the applicant's behalf once funding is approved.

Aug 26, 2008 Aecon Construction Wins Contract at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

SMITHS FALLS, ON - The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is pleased to announce that the firm of Aecon Buildings, a division of Aecon Construction Group, Inc. has been awarded the construction contract.

Aug 22, 2008 Construction Award for Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

SMITHS FALLS, ON – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is delighted to announce that the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care has approved the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in awarding the construction contract.

Aug 19, 2008 INCREASING DIRECT DAILY CARE IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES

Ontario is providing $23.3 million to support the creation of 873 personal support worker positions in long-term care homes.

Aug 19, 2008 SE LHIN Personal Support Worker Allocations
Aug 19, 2008 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - Personal Support Worker Announcement

Ontario is providing $23.3 million to support the creation of 873 personal support worker positions in long-term care homes. This will increase the average paid hours of direct daily care per resident to 3.26 hours this year of nursing, personal support and programming. 

Aug 06, 2008 Aboriginal Community Engagement

On behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the proposed regulation on Aboriginal Community Engagement under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 has been posted in the Ontario Gazette

Jul 11, 2008 Kingston General Hospital - Ministry Appoints Supervisor

NEWS July 11, 2008 
Ontario has appointed Graham Scott as supervisor for the Kingston General Hospital to address governance, management and financial issues so the hospital can better meet the health care needs of the residents of the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Jul 11, 2008 Kingston General Hospital - Supervisor Bio

GRAHAM SCOTT’S BIOGRAPHY - Graham Scott is a former deputy minister of health and served as interim president and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, as supervisor of the Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital and as assessor of the Muskoka-Parry Sound Board of Health.

Jul 10, 2008 Senior Director Planning Integration and Community Engagement Earns PhD

NEWS     July 10th, 2008
BELLEVILLE – The South East Local Health Integration Network’s (South East LHIN) senior management team now includes a PhD. Nancy Sears, the South East LHIN’s Senior Director of Planning, Integration and Community Engagement, received her PhD in Health Administration specializing in Health System Organization and Management from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine on June 13, 2008.

 

Jul 10, 2008 KGH Financial Close - Backgrounder

Kingston General Hospital and the Cancer Centre for Southeastern Ontario

Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is a 456-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Queen’s University, which serves more than 500,000 people in southeastern Ontario and is home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. 

Jul 10, 2008 KGH Financial Close Release

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2008

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) announced today that they have signed a contract with PCL Constructors Canada Inc. to build and finance the hospital’s redevelopment project.

Jul 08, 2008 Local project points to ways of easing patient transitions from hospital to home - Background

 

FINDINGS FROM PHASE 1

South East CCAC and Quinte Health Care Trenton Memorial

June 2008

The problem at a glance --

Care Mismatch: Patients are remaining in hospital when they should be receiving care elsewhere

Difficult Life-Changing Decisions: Deciding the right care and accommodation is not easy from within a hospital environment

Information Deficits: There is a lack of clear and complete information provided at the right time to patients and their families for decision-making purposes. 

Jul 08, 2008 Having their Say & Choosing their Way

 

Local project points to ways of easing patient transitions from hospital to home

Trenton, ON, July 7, 2008 – Patients and their caregivers in the South East want and need timelier, clearer information with proactive community placement planning to find the best, next care when moving from hospital to home. These are some of the key findings from phase 1 of a quality improvement project called Having their Say & Choosing their Way: helping patients and caregivers move from hospital to home be it -- a personal residence, retirement home, long-term care home or supportive housing.

Jul 07, 2008 Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital - CT Scanner

HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) SCANNER

Smiths Falls, ON - The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has announced its intent to purchase, install and operate a 64 slice Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner. The introduction of this service is part of our recently approved Strategic Plan.

Jul 07, 2008 Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital - Lab Accreditation

Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital is awarded Five Year Laboratory Accreditation

SMITHS FALLS, ON – The Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital is very pleased to

announce achievement of the highest possible award following a recent review of

Laboratory Services.

Jun 24, 2008 Investigation into the Governance and Management of Kingston General Hospital
Jun 24, 2008 Kingston General Hospital Clinical Data Review
Jun 24, 2008 Ontario Announces Intent to Appoint Supervisor at Kingston General Hospital

 

Jun 21, 2008 Aging At Home - Van Release - June 21 08
Jun 21, 2008 Aging at Home - Van Backgrounder - June 21 08
Jun 21, 2008 Aging at Home - SMILE Backgrounder - June 21 08
Jun 06, 2008 Ontario Continues To Open More Doors For Internationally Trained Doctors

Ontarians looking for a family doctor will benefit from the government’s initiatives to create more opportunities for internationally trained doctors to enter medical practice in the province.

Jun 06, 2008 Internationally Trained Doctors Help Improve Access To Care

The McGuinty government is creating increased opportunities for internationally trained doctors to enter practice in Ontario.

Jun 06, 2008 Quinte Health Care Belleville General Redevelopment Project

Quinte Health Care (QHC) consists of four fully accredited hospitals, serving more than 150,000 residents of Prince Edward and Hasting Counties.

Jun 06, 2008 Quinte Health Care Belleville General Reaches New Heights

Hospital and government officials celebrate the structural completion of new wing.

Jun 03, 2008 Home and Community Care is Key to Lowering Wait Times

McGuinty government investing $109 million in alternatives to hospital care.

May 30, 2008 Ontario's $109 Million Investment to Reduce Wait Times in the Emergency Room - Backgrounder

The Ontario government is tackling emergency room (ER) wait times by paying hospitals to improve ER performance and by providing more people with alternatives to hospital care.

May 30, 2008 Ontario Tackles ER Waits with $109 Million Investment

Enhanced home care coverage and efforts targeted at poorest performing emergency rooms lead the way

May 30, 2008 Alternate Level of Care Patients

Patients in an acute hospital bed are there because they need acute care services.

May 28, 2008 Dr. Michael A. Baker: A Brief Biography

Dr. Michael Baker, Charles H. Hollenberg Chair in Medicine, is Physician-in-Chief of the University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

May 28, 2008 Building Capacity to Increase Patient Safety

The Ontario government has taken a number of steps to strengthen infection prevention and control in health care institutions and the community. These initiatives include:

May 28, 2008 Public Reporting of Infectious Diseases

The Ontario government today announced that hospitals will be required to publicly report eight major patient safety indicators, establishing Ontario as an international leader in patient safety.

May 28, 2008 Ontario Launches Transparency in Patient Safety Indicators

C. difficile rates to be made public beginning September 30th as McGuinty strengthens reporting regulations.

May 20, 2008 Fewer Ontarians Seeking Family Health Care

New report provides clear indication that the number of people seeking a family doctor is down to 400,000.

May 14, 2008 PDA Initiative for Ontario Nurses

Ontario is investing $3 million for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), an initiative that allows nurses to deliver more effective care to patients.

May 14, 2008 New Hi-Tech Tool for Nurses

Ontario nurses will be soon be able to instantly access drug databases, diagnostic materials and medical dictionaries – all at their patient’s bedside – to deliver faster and more effective care.

May 12, 2008 Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital - Redevelopment

 Local hospital re-development gets green light

SMITHS FALLS, ON – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has been granted approval to redevelop

its aging Smiths Falls site.

In an announcement made today, The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-

Term Care confirmed The Government of Ontario has given the green light to the hospital to tender its

anxiously awaited re-development project.

Apr 17, 2008 Kingston’s university hospitals leading the way in health-care innovation

Kingston’s university hospitals are showcasing their leadership, creativity and innovation in health-care renewal at the Celebrating  Innovations in Health Care Expo at the Metropolitan Convention Centre in Toronto on April 22, 2008.

Apr 17, 2008 Kingston’s university hospitals exhibit at the 2008 Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo

Working together, Kingston’s hospitals provide a continuum of specialized health care in southeastern Ontario.

Apr 17, 2008 South East LHIN Network Announces Finalists in Health Care Expo

Community & Primary Health Care – Lanark, Leeds & Grenville from the South East Local Health Integration Network is amongst the 18 finalists for the 2008 Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Awards.

Apr 17, 2008 Celebrating health Care Innovation in Ontario Expo 2008 Finalists - Backgrounder

Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo 2008 showcases some of the leading initiatives underway in support of Ontario’s health care system.

Apr 14, 2008 Hospital Funding Boost for South East LHIN Hospitals

New beds, more surgeries, and lower wait times are being targeted with a $25.6 million boost for South East Local Health Integration Network hospitals – a 4.5 per cent increase over last year.

Apr 14, 2008 Funding Boost for Ontario's Hospitals

Ontario is investing an additional $667.2 million in the province’s hospitals this fiscal year for a total of $14.4  billion in operating funding.

Apr 14, 2008 Increased Funding for Ontario's Hospitals

Ontario is increasing funding for hospitals by 4.9 per cent for the 2008-09 fiscal year. This investment includes increases in base funding to all hospitals as well as $295 million in targeted funding in four key areas.

Apr 14, 2008 Funding Boost for Ontario Hospitals

New beds, more surgeries, and lower wait times are being targeted with a $667.2 million funding boost for Ontario hospitals – a 4.9 per cent increase over last year.

Apr 08, 2008 Request for Proposals Closed on Kingston General Hospital

The request for proposals stage for pre-qualified building teams to submit bids to build and finance Kingston General Hospital’s Expansion and Redevelopment Project has closed.

Apr 08, 2008 Kingston General Hospital - Backgrounder

Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is a 456-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Queen’s University, which serves more than 500,000 people in southeastern Ontario and is home to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario.

Apr 07, 2008 HPAC Backgrounder - March 08

The Health Professionals Advisory Committee (HPAC) was established in March 2008 by the South East Local Health Integration Network (South East LHIN).

Apr 07, 2008 HPAC Media Release - March 08

Group of Health Care Professionals to Provide On-Going Advice in Planning for Health Services.

Mar 25, 2008 2008 Ontario Budget

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan will deliver the 2008 Ontario Budget at approximately 4 p.m. today.

Mar 18, 2008 Ontario Strengthens Critical Care System

Dr. Avery Nathens has been named as Medical Director for CritiCall Ontario.  CritiCall is responsible for facilitating the efficient flow of patients requiring acute medical services across Ontario.

Mar 13, 2008 Ontario Funds Lucentis for the Treatment of Wet Age-Related Muscular Degeneration (AMD)

Ontario will now fund Lucentis under its public drug programs for Ontarians with neovascular(wet)age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Mar 13, 2008 Ontario Second Province to Make New Drug Available to Fight Largest Cause of Blindness

Ontarians suffering from the leading cause of blindness in Canada will now have access to the new prescription medicine Lucentis.

Mar 06, 2008 Nursing Graduate Guarantee

Eighty-six per cent of new nursing graduates who have completed the Nursing Graduate Guarantee program have landed full time work in Ontario over the past year reversing a historical trend.

Mar 04, 2008 Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Agency Dr.Vivek Goel's Biography

Dr. Vivek Goel is currently vice-president and provost at the University of Toronto where he is also a professor in the Departments of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Public Health Sciences.

Mar 04, 2008 Dr. Sheela Basrur Honoured as New Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion Unveils Inaugural CEO

McGuinty Government Provides Update on Protecting Ontarians Five Years After SARS Outbreak.

Mar 04, 2008 Update on Ontario's Emergency Preparedness

After the SARS outbreak in 2003, the Ontario government listened to reports from Dr. David Naylor, Dr. David Walker and Justice Archie Campbell.

Feb 28, 2008 SE LHIN Release on KGH Investigator
BELLEVILLE, ON, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - The South East Local Health Integration Network is pleased by the decision of Minister of Health and Long-Term Care George Smitherman to send an Investigator to Kingston General Hospital to review its finances, says Georgina Thompson, Chair of the Board of Directors at the South East LHIN.

 

Feb 25, 2008 SMILE Support Program - Feb 08

  Innovative support program will help seniors at home SMILE VON awarded contract by South East LHIN Belleville, February 25 – A truly innovative approach to home care was approved today for the South East region. The SMILE program –

Dec 20, 2007 Aging At Home - December 20 2007

  Media Release December 20, 2007 Home support plan for seniors to offer flexibility and choice Offering seniors a menu of choices in accessing home supports is the focus of a plan in development at South East Local Health Integration Network   

Aug 03, 2007 Media Release - Ferguson appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2007 Broadcast veteran John Ferguson appointed to Board of Directors at South East Local Health Integration Network BELLEVILLE – Broadcast veteran John Ferguson has been appointed for a one-year term to the Board of Directors of the South East Local Health Integration Network, says Geo

Jul 31, 2007 Redevelopment of older long-term care homes announced by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

 McGuinty government eliminating multi bed wards through upgrades at older long term care homes across province, redeveloping 35,000 long term care

Jul 30, 2007 MOH Release - LTC Food Allowance

News Release Communique Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - Ministre de la Sante et des Soins de longue duree For Immediate Release July 30, 2007 ….

Jul 12, 2007 Media Release - Number of diabetes cases in South East region

Number of diabetes cases in South East region growing faster than the population; Kingston-area health providers are reviewing ease of access to treatment

Feb 16, 2007 Media Release - Feb 16, 2007

South East LHIN increasing community-based care in area; 1.9 Million investment to help ease hospital overcrowding

Nov 27, 2006 Media Release - Nov 27, 2006

48 Dundas Street West , Unit 2 Belleville, ON K8P 1A3 Tel: 613-967-0196 Fax: 613-967-1341 48 rue Dundas Ouest, unit 2 Belleville, ON K8P 1A3 Tl : 613-967-0196 Tlc : 613-967-1341 NEWS RELEASE /POUR PUBLICATION IMMEDIATE South East Local Health Integration Network Releases Integrated Health Services Plan for South Easter

Sep 01, 2006 SE LHIN Hosts Open House


Seniors' Forum - Aging at Home - October 07
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Access To Care And Reducing Wait Times For Kids

Ontario is continuing to improve health care for children and babies with more intensive care unit beds, increased funding for paediatric surgeries and greater support for expectant mothers. 

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Community Funding Increase SE LHIN


South East LHIN Inviting Region-wide Public Reaction and Input to Healthcare Plans

 The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) today launched a region-wide Community Engagement process that will enable residents across the south east to have their say in how they receive health care.

Providence Care

 Patient & Family Satisfaction Levels at Providence Care rank well above provincial average

Kingston ON, May 14, 2010  Providence Care has received patient and family satisfaction ratings that rank well above the provincial average for the overall quality of care and services, and in several cases they have set new high performance benchmarks. 

ADVISORY: Care in the right place announcement Tuesday

 

SOUTH EAST LHIN TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

May 15, 2009

Officials from the South East Local Health Integration Network will be making an announcement about funding for the second year of the government’s Aging at Home Strategy and other community investments being made to ensure people receive care in the appropriate setting.