Ontario has now had over 7 years of experience with Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs), which began in the hospital sector and, over the course of the last several years, extended to inter-professional primary care organizations, Home and Community Care, 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 healthcare in our province. The expectation is for healthcare 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 was developed in parallel with collaboration and integration occurring wherever possible. SJHCG’s QIP is based on a comprehensive assessment of our opportunities to improve the quality of care and feedback from our clients and their families, and is closely linked to our strategic plan and values of C.A.R.E.
Our plan identifies the areas that we are committed to improving. Our teams, which include staff, physicians, and clients, have worked hard to develop initiatives that they believe will, not only reduce avoidable harm to our clients, but will also improve the quality of care that we provide.
Please click below to access our current QIP and targets/initiatives:
To learn more about the SJHCG QIP, please contact the Director of Clinical Safety, Quality, Risk, and Patient Relations Representative at 519-824-6000 ext. 4380.