Quinte Health Care is looking to continue with a new philosophy, when it comes to making major decisions for patients.
Through the South East Local Health Integration Network, the province is implementing a “Home First” priority.
CEO of QHC Mary Clare Egberts says the goal of the philosophy is to ensure no major life decisions are made inside hospitals.
Egberts says after acute care is covered, it is critical to get the person back home, where they can make an informed decision with family and friends.
Egberts says long term care placements are confirmed twice as often if you are home, rather than at the hospital.