Projects & Initiatives
Current Projects & Initiatives
Doctor of the Day (DOD) is an initiative to provide medical care to Orphaned Patients - patients who do not have a General Practitioner or Family Physician or whose General Practitioner or Family Physician does not have hospital privileges - including admission to hospital and necessary care while in hospital.
Patient Medical Homes (PMHs): optimized, high quality longitudinal services provided in the context of an going relationship between patients and providers.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs): comprising the relationship between medical homes and the larger health care system, particularly the extended primary care system.
Past Projects & Initiatives
Northern Gulf Islands & Gold River Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Project
The Northern Gulf Islands & Gold River Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Project was a funded Shared Care initiative. The goal was to address barriers to access and to enhance MHSU care provided in the rural communities of Hornby, Denman, Quadra and Cortes Islands, and the village of Gold River. The project used a team-based care approach to provide timely support for patients experiencing MHSU issues in the five identified rural and remote communities.
With the use of telehealth, a patient was able to have a psychiatric consultation with a psychiatrist, MHSU clinician and GP. In some instances, the patient would be in Gold River with the MHSU clinician while the GP would be in Tahsis and the psychiatrist was in Campbell River. This technology-enabled wrap-around care helps make the patient see that a team is working together for their health, better supports team members who are often working in isolation and provides a professional development opportunity for the team.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Shared Care Project
Our Enhanced Recovery Project, funded by Shared Care wrapped up in June 2018. One of the tools developed for the project was the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Pre-Colorectal Surgery Passport.
Following the passport trial and evaluation process, a final Pre-Surgical Passport resource tool was developed to be used by all physicians. Final Evaluation Report, Referral Form, Pre-Surgical Passport and Final Report are available below.
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Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU)
The Referral Helper is an online resource to support clinicians in discharge planning for children and youth who present to the Campbell River Emergency Department within 4 main referrals streams, as illustrated below.
It can also be used by other professionals needing information on resources and referral pathways to CR Community services and Aboriginal services, including island-wide resources.