Quality Improvement Plans (QIP)

ECFAA, passed in June 2010, laid the foundation for a health care system that is patient-centred, focused on accountability and transparency, and committed to improving the quality of care Ontarians receive. The government’s commitment to quality improvement applies to all healthcare sectors to share in the commitment to quality health care where the needs of patients/clients/residents come first.

While ECFAA provided the foundation for excellence, Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, which was released in January 2012 by the Minister of Health and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, built on this foundation, providing an ambitious blueprint for health system transformation that involves all healthcare partners and providers.

Quality improvement is an ongoing priority that helps us continually find new and better ways of doing things so that we can enhance care for patients/residents, increase satisfaction, and achieve better clinical outcomes.

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s QIP includes a brief overview of our indicators, highlighting and listing our facilities top priorities for the year and some of our corporate improvement targets and initiatives. It also includes a core set of indicators that similar facilities across the province are working on.

Click the links below for the Quality Improvement Plan, Narrative and Progress Report:

Senior Friendly Hospital Plan

The Ontario Senior Friendly Hospital framework provides an evidence based blueprint to guide hospital-wide improvements in services for frail seniors. The framework comprises five inter-linked components that are listed below. Better outcomes for frail seniors emerge when these component are considered together.

In a Senior Friendly Hospital, leadership is committed to deliver an optimal experience for frail seniors as an organizational priority. This commitment empowers the development of human resources, policies and procedures, caregiving processes, and physical spaces that are sensitive to the needs of frail patients.
In a Senior Friendly Hospital, care is designed from evidence and best practices that are mindful of the physiology, pathology and social science of aging and frailty. Care and service across the organization are delivered in a way that is integrated with the health care system and support transitions to the community.
In a Senior Friendly Hospital, care and service are provided in a way that is free of ageism and respects the unique needs of patients and their caregivers. This maximizes quality and satisfaction with the hospital experience.
In a Senior Friendly Hospital, care is provided and research is designed in a way that protects the autonomy, choice, and diversity of the most vulnerable of patients.
In a Senior Friendly Hospital, the structures, spaces, equipment, and furnishings provide an environment that minimizes the vulnerabilities of frail patients, promoting safety, comfort, independence, and functional well-being.

Energy Reports

Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act requires that all Ontario public agencies prepare Conservation and Demand Management plans by July 1st, 2014. As part of this regulation, hospitals are required to submit to the Ministry of the Environment and publish a summary of their 2011 greenhouse gas emissions and consumption data in 2013. This regulation requires public agencies to report their energy usage and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions on an annual basis moving forward.

Click the link below for the Energy and Conservation Demand Management Plan:

Click the link below for the Green Hospital Scorecard: