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Making strides for rural health care

Posted by Jamie Lee on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Luke Edwards / Niagara This Week

Inter-professional care project on right track: Remington

They’re not trying to be revolutionary, but Port Colborne’s inter-professional care project is making great strides in developing a health care system for small communities, the program’s organizers say.

“We’re not reinventing the wheel. We’re using existing programs, but using them more efficiently and more effectively,” said Dr. Jeff Remington, physician lead for the IPC pilot project.

Remington and the city’s health services coordinator Joanne Ferraccioli updated council on Monday of their progress in developing the IPC pilot.

The aim of the pilot is to develop an effective way to deliver health care services to local communities. The Port Colborne pilot will hopefully create a template for other similar communities around the province to use.

Since beginning the project last fall, organizers have worked to bring local physicians back into the discussion, succeeded in increasing clinical integration, and incorporated a number of programs from other communities.

Those programs include a dementia screening process, a diabetic education program, and the continued expansion of telehealth.

“It’s not just the Jetson’s that do stuff like this,” Remington said, referring to the incorporation of telepsychiatry to Port Colborne. While it’s been a slow process, the city is utilizing technology more and more.

 

During their presentation to council, Ferraccioli and Remington welcomed Matthew Breadner, a medical learner from McMaster who is spending three months in Port Colborne working with Remington.

“We’re very fortunate to have Matthew here,” said Ferraccioli.

During his stay in Port Colborne, Ferraccioli said Greg and Rosemari Poisson, owners of Canalside Pub and Eatery, have agreed to host Breadner in one of their upstairs suites.

“Thank you for going above and beyond,” she said to the Poissons.

Ferraccioli said the small amount of funding they receive for housing Breadner is less than they could get just renting it out.

 

 
 
 
 

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