In November, RCA Executive Director Charissa Levy spent a week in the North West LHIN, meeting with providers in Thunder Bay and Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope).
Denise Taylor, Coordinator for the LHIN's Regional Rehabilitative Care Program, organized and hosted the visit. Charissa and Denise flew to Eabametoong First Nation, a northern community of approximately 1100 people and met with community representatives to discuss the challenges of accessing rehabilitative care in a community with fly-in access only.
In Thunder Bay, Charissa met with various groups, including CEOs from small hospitals, the clinical management team from St. Joseph's Care Group and others. She was also a keynote speaker at the LHIN's first annual regional rehab conference.
The visit sets the stage for continued conversations about how the RCA can support the NW LHIN and other areas of the province in addressing rehabilitative care needs in rural, northern communities.
Denise Taylor, Coordinator, NW LHIN Regional Rehabilitative Care
Program (l) and Charissa Levy (r) arrive at Eabametoong First Nation.