Care closer to home includes connection with a primary care team, safe transitions across services – including from hospital to home – and appropriate virtual options. The pandemic has shown how virtual care can improve patient access and enable quality, efficient care. But clinicians need the right tools and training, and people and communities need structures and supports that promote equitable access.
For people receiving in-person treatment in hospital, getting there and back can be challenging and pose risks at a time of significant stress. Better transitions to and from hospital are possible when patients and their care partners are equipped with clinician-provided information that empowers them to manage their care safely after discharge.
We believe safe, equitable and high-quality healthcare should be available to everyone in Canada, no matter where they live. That’s why we work to spread and scale innovations that improve access and experiences across the continuum of care, including by: