The Halton Hills Health Link project is a ‘made in Halton Hills’ solution to the problem of providing better care to high-needs patients such as seniors and people with complex conditions.
The Halton Hills Health Link will be one of approximately 95 Health Links across Ontario. Most Health Links have begun work and a few are actually in operation today.
The Halton Hills Health Link project began in March, 2014, with a design phase where we collected information and designed new processes and supports with the goal of better coordination among health care providers and a vastly improved experience for the patient.
On the basis that better decisions can be made locally, we engaged with Halton Hills residents who have high health care needs or complex medical conditions to find out what works well and what needs improvement.
We also contacted various health care professionals to find out what they think is working and what they think can be improved. This group included: physicians, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, Community Care Access Centres, community support service organizations, and mental health and addictions organizations.
The 19 collaborating community partners gave their final approval to the Business Case at the end of October, 2014, and it has been submitted to the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for review. Upon approval by the Mississauga Halton LHIN, the Business Case will then be submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for final funding approval. Updates will be posted on this website.