Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing interprofessional care as it places patients and their families at the centre of the healthcare process. Delivering patient care in this manner has tremendous benefits for the Hospital, our physicians and staff and, most importantly, our patients.
Interprofessional care is “the provision of comprehensive health services to patients by multiple healthcare givers, who work collaboratively to deliver quality care within and across settings.” [A Blue Print for Action in Ontario 2010]
The advantages of interprofessional care include:
- Greater focus on patient/family-centred care
- Improved patient safety
- Improved patient and staff satisfaction
- Ability to provide a better range of health services
- Reduced staff burnout
- Better use of resources
Interprofessional care requires the collaboration and education of health team members.
Southlake must work on both elements as it grows as a regional health centre committed to academic excellence and the best possible patient care.