Hospital & Long Term Care Quality

Ontario has now had close to five years of experience with Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs), which started in the hospital sector and, over the course of the last several years, extended to inter-professional primary care organizations, Community Care Access Centres (CCACs), and Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes.

A Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is a formal commitment to quality improvement, aligned with system and provincial priorities. By identifying and explaining how they are going to achieve their long-term improvement goals in their QIPs, Ontario’s health organizations are able to effectively focus their quality improvement efforts on those key issues that will truly improve health care in our province. The expectation is for health care organizations to have their QIPs in place, publicly posted, and submitted to Health Quality Ontario by April 1 every year. 

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) provides both Long Term Care (LTC) and Hospital Services and, as such, the QIP for both services were developed in parallel with collaboration and integration occurring wherever possible. SJHCG's Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is based on a comprehensive assessment of our opportunities to improve the quality of care, feedback from our patients/residents/participants and their families, and is closely linked to our values of C.A.R.E.
Our plan identifies the areas that we're committed to improving. Our teams have worked hard to develop initiatives that they believe will not only reduce avoidable harm to our patients/residents/participants but will also improve the quality of care that we provide.


Current QIP

Please click below to access our current QIP and targets/initiatives:  

2018-19 QIP Narrative
2018-19 QIP Work Plan
2017-18 QIP Progress Report 

Previous QIPs

Please click here to access our QIPs from previous years.