October 29, 2019
Update on implementation of External Review recommendations
The ongoing work of the Implementation Steering Committee, appointed to oversee the implementation of the Central Health External Review recommendations, continues to shape a new direction for healthcare within the Central Regional Health Authority.
As of September 30, 2019, 36 of the recommendations stemming from the Central Regional Integrated Health Authority External Review have been actioned. Fifty per cent (18) of the recommendations are considered completed and fifty per cent (18) are in progress. In total, there were 145 actions, stemming from the 36 recommendations, identified by the Implementation Steering Committee. The updated report can be found here.
Central Health appointed an Implementation Steering Committee to oversee implementation of the recommendations. The Steering Committee includes representatives from Central Health’s Board of Trustees, Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine, and the Department of Health and Community Services; with external review lead Dr. Vaughan acting as an advisor along with Central Health’s President and CEO. In addition, Dr. Martin Vogel continues to work with Central Health’s leadership team on the physician-related recommendations identified in the external review report.
The external review’s recommendations primarily address governance, leadership, clinical management, relationships, succession planning, and community engagement.
The Implementation Committee’s action plan identified three goals to address the recommendations:
Support Central Health in cultivating and fostering a culture that lives its values of compassion, accountability, respect, equity and safety.
Enable the continued development and implementation of a person-and -family-centred care approach, regional programs and services, collaborative practice and respectful workplaces.
Serve as the basis for regular reporting to the Department of Health and Community Services and the public.
Don Sturge, Central Health Board Chair and Chair of the Implementation Committee said “As Chair of the Implementation Committee, we continue to see progress across the organization as a result of the report’s recommendations. We commend the hard work and continued efforts of those involved and thank them for their work in helping to transform Central Health in such a positive way.”
Andree Robichaud, President and CEO of Central Health said “As we continue to implement the recommendations of the External Report, I want to acknowledge how far we have come in the past year and recognize the many employees who are working hard to make it happen. I am proud to work with such passionate individuals who are committed to improving health care and services in Central Newfoundland.”
External Review Background
News Release - September 28, 2018
News Release – May 17, 2018
News Release – February 15, 2018
News Release – February 6, 2018
Gayle St. Croix
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