November’s meeting included an update on Managing Care Across Our Borders, was informed of the mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to be implemented at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, was updated on the proposal of a Warming Space for this winter, an overview of the success the Waterview Housing Project was shared, and a conversation was had in regards to continuing to provide short-term supportive housing.
On December 1 – 2, partners of the ANHP OHT took part in a Refocus Workshop. Partners have agreed to review the current governance model to adjust and to reflect on the current structure. As well, new short-term and long-term priorities are being established.
December’s regular bi-weekly meeting of the partners included an update on public health measures for the holidays, and discussion for the process to implement the primary care blueprint priorities. The Data & Quality Improvement Working Group will launch in January and distribution of the data package will roll out in the new year. A discussion with regard to addressing the health human resource crisis being misinterpreted on social media and how the partners can leverage this as an education opportunity to inform the public about why services are impacted.