Blogger's Note: patients views and opinions, not specific to any one particular disease but patients opinions and views of their healthcare system/s
"Just because I'm getting used to the symptoms doesn't mean things are okay."
Patient Destiny prepared this report summarizing
the findings of the December 7th ‘Meeting with
Patients’ in collaboration with the Toronto Central
LHIN. In January, Patient Destiny sent an initial report
to meeting participants which provided a complete
account of their comments and input. (newsletter - 6 patients views/opinions)
TCLHIN-PDR-ENG-web.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Ontario Health Promotion (backgrounder) Meeting with Patients: Their Experiences and Perspectives Report
There is growing understanding that involving patients, clients and caregivers as partners in their health care results in better health outcomes and a system that better serves us all.
We also know that there is often a divide between how health care is delivered and what patients and their families say they want.
Patient Destiny and the Toronto Central LHIN co-hosted a day with patients and caregivers who receive services in the Toronto Central LHIN on December 7, 2011. The session brought together a cross-section of patients and caregivers to discuss their experiences, perspectives and ideas for improvement and change.
Participants talked about their fears, frustrations, gratitude and hopes. Most of all, they offered inspiration and concrete ideas that will help us achieve a better health care experience for all.
This report Meeting with Patients: their experiences and perspectives will help to inform health system planning in the Toronto Central LHIN, including the Toronto Central LHIN's 2012-14 Strategic Plan and health quality and equity initiatives.
We encourage you to incorporate the report into planning within your own sectors and organizations. This report is relevant to all members of the health care system from administrators to health professionals to policy makers. Please distribute it widely.
I would like to thank all of the individuals who participated in the Meeting with Patients and contributed to this report. We would also like to recognize Patient Destiny for their vision and commitment to strengthening the patient's voice in health care.
CEO, Toronto Central LHIN