With change on the horizon for our local healthcare, it is natural for people to wonder what it all means for them.

Many of the people we speak to strongly support the new acute care hospital project, but want to make sure that whatever change is coming won’t negatively affect their ability to access local healthcare.

February 10, 2015 - Gary Switzer, CEO, ESC LHIN, presents the CPP to a group of residents in Kingsville.

February 10, 2015 – Gary Switzer, CEO, ESC LHIN, presents the CCP to a group of residents in Kingsville.

As the future of healthcare is redefined, the goal is to provide everyone with the right service, in the right place, at the right time.  The New Single-Site Acute Care Hospital is a core component, but only part of this vision!

Right now, as part of that plan, the Erie St. Clair LHIN is working with a separate Steering Committee on a Community Capacity Plan (CCP) which includes a vision of future service delivery.  The CCP Steering Committee is co-chaired by the CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County, Sally Bennett Olczak and the CEO of the Erie St. Clair CCAC, Lori Marshall.

MORE:  Community Capacity Plan

“The aim is to complement the existing Windsor hospital acute services planning by continuing to consider and define which services and functions may be delivered safely in a community setting.”  Gary Switzer, CEO, Erie St. Clair LHIN.

The plan will identify any current gaps in healthcare services, any gaps that will be created when the site for a new hospital is chosen and develop new programs, approaches, and services throughout the community to close those gaps.

For more on the Community Capacity Plan, check out the LHIN’s slide presentation that Gary Switzer, CEO of the Erie St. Clair LHIN, presented to residents in Kingsville earlier this month.

WATCH: Community Capacity Plan – Slide Show