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Chris Frank

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 03:44

Thanks for this comprehensive review of the situation at KGH. Unfortunately, the ALC challenges for patients and "the system" hold true in the sub-acute/rehab sector as well. At St Mary's of the Lake, there are also people who have been waiting for over 2 years to move to a long-term care bed. This means that we must continue to try to work with KGH to identify and transfer people for rehab who have the most likelihood of being able to leave hospital (with or without Home First). Our ability to work with KGH to help patients recover from acute illness will be significantly limited if our ALC rate goes up beyond what it is currently- which is close to that of KGH. Although it would be great to give everyone a "try" at rehab, the reality is that we must try to identify those with the greatest likelihood of being able to make gains to be able to return to the community. Clearly, we need to continue to work together to come up with ideas to help the individual and contribute to system change too.

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Chris Frank
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