Kingston’s Home Care Concerns to be Addressed
On November 30 the Kingston Health Coalition will present a deputation to the Board of Directors of the Kingston area’s Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) - the agency that coordinates home care. The Coalition will outline concerns and recommendations raised by its members in the last year. The following issues will be addressed - the lack of democracy and accountability in the KFL&A CCAC; concerns about the awarding of contracts, notably both palliative care contracts; and what the local CCAC can do to improve quality and continuity of care.
The last four years has seen increasing chaos in home care which has negatively affected the quality of care patients receive. Some of the problems are provincial, under funding and the ‘competitive bidding - contracting out’ system of deciding who delivers care, but local actions within these restrictions can exacerbate or help the problems. The Kingston Health Coalition’s deputation will focus on what actions the CCAC can take to improve the quality of home care in our community.
KINGSTON HEALTH COALITION
THE COMMUNITY CARE ACCESS CENTRE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30,
471 COUNTER STREET, 1ST FLOOR