I am excited to share that in partnership with Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS), SE Health, ParaMed Home Health Care and Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS), a Community Nursing Clinic is opening in Minden at the end of November to serve HCCSS patients in our area.
HCCSS Community Nursing Clinics are by appointment and referral only and provide publicly-funded, high-quality, specialized nursing care. Qualified, registered nurses are available to provide patients with a variety of services, such as wound care and intravenous therapy. HCCSS Community Nursing Clinics take a “Clinic First” approach, enabling the most effective use of health human resources and helping patients receive the right care in the right place.
HCCSS operates over 135 clinics in local communities throughout Ontario. Only HCCSS patients can receive services at these specialized clinics, which are designed to promote patient independence through hands-on expert care, education and self-management coaching so patients play a proactive role in their care journey. To learn more about Ontario’s HCCSS Community Nursing Clinics, please visit www.healthcareathome.ca.
Over the next several months, partners will evaluate usage of the Community Nursing Clinic to determine how well it is serving our community.
Expedited access to care will continue to be offered at the KNFHT Urgent Care Clinic, which will remain distinct from the Community Nursing Clinic. As we discussed during this Summer’s Town Hall meetings, my goal as your Interim President and CEO is to support and deliver services locally. It is my firm belief that in combination with the services offered through the KNFHT Urgent Care Clinic, this Community Nursing Clinic, and many other programs we are optimizing the health and wellbeing of our Haliburton County.
Thank you for your continued support and engagement with HHHS, and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.
Interim President and CEO HHHS