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Essential Together Change Package

A Change Package to Support the Implementation of the Essential Care Partner Pledge

Thank you for making a commitment to review your organization’s Essential Care Partner policies and working to take action to support their presence in health and care settings.

Healthcare Excellence Canada has prepared a change package to support your efforts. This Change Package is a guide for developing a plan that moves you to act on your commitment to the Essential Together Pledge. It is intended to help partners shift existing visitor and caregiver presence policies towards person centred care based on the three foundational principles for successful reintegration of essential care partners into health and care settings.

This resource focuses on key steps in the journey to implement meaningful organizational change. The goal of this guide is to link those who implement policy, including those who leadperson- and family-centred care and patient engagement with tools and resources that support Essential Care Partner program.

Download the Essential Together Change Package