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Thompson Region

Partners in Care Initiative

Women’s Health Clinic (Kamloops)

To enhance timely access, information, support and continuity of care in Gynecological health across the Thompson Region by managing opportunities for improvement in the patient journey and providing wrap-around specialized patient care through family physician involvement. 

Frail Elderly (Access & Continuity of Care for Older Adults)

To enhance access and continuity of care for older adults with chronic co-morbidities by improving methods of team-based communication and knowledge exchange between GPs, SPs and other health care providers. 

Breast Health - Complete

To improve survival outcomes for patients, work in collaboration with Interior Health, to create a contralized clinic for Breast Health at Royal Inland Hospital to reduce wait times for physician consultation and diagnostic imaging.

Endocrinology Telehealth - Complete

The prevalence of diabetes continues to rise and access to specialty services to meet the care demand is a challenge within the Interior Health. This lack of access creates many struggles for family physicians (FPs), patients and their families. Based on initial conversations with FPs and specialists (SPs), this project aims to develop solutions for improved access without the need to travel outside the region unless necessary.

 

Transitions in Care Initiative

Transition of Frail Elderly from acute to community care

The Thompson Division of Family Practice focuses on improving the transition of the frail elderly from acute care to residential and community settings with the inclusion of a robust quality improvement process that focuses on the reduction of unnecessary medications, or Polypharmacy.  This proposal focuses on a request to increase funding to support the integration and inclusion of the SCC Polypharmacy work within a transitions project.