Urologists noticed patients were cancelling or showing up late for their appointments due to long travel time from 100 Mile House. They decided to send two Urologists to the community and got the Health Society to fund and…
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The Elder Connect Program is a web-based platform that provides information on programs and services seniors can access and involves inter-generational connection.
Nurse Practitioner utilizes texting with Child & Youth Mental Health to communicate anonymized information about a youths general situation in order to find the best placement for them.
Difficult times leads community to create a unique patient discharge procedure, including bringing together families for dischage planning.
By linking communities through telehealth, access to psychiatry during off-hours helps everyone involved.
Telehealth pilot leads to lower admission rates and faster access to care for psychiatry needs
Piloting Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pumps in ambulances with longer transfer time.
Connections to community and patients deepened by physician’s dedication to visiting aging patients closer to home.
A nurse uses social media to create access to care during forest fire season. This involved maintaining communication with patients and health providers, arranging needed supplies to be dropped off., etc. Post-emergency, the impact of the nurse’s Facebook page was exponential and formalized into a professional page where community members can message her through there.
The University of Northern BC and the Northern Medical Program bring students to truck stops to assist in providing medical services to a hard-to-reach population group who are always on the go with their job.
The SAS Wellness Centre has a team of professionals and volunteers who provide holistic health care to the students in a culturally safe and welcoming environment, including those from Indigenous and LGBTQQIA2S communities.
Community-driven Home Away from Home offers a place for patients and their families to stay while experiencing medical care, or awaiting transport after discharge. Options range from family units with shared kitchens and room to gather to hostel style.
First Nation’s community members created a successful transportation set-up that allowed physician access for both First Nation’s and non-First Nation’s members during wildfire season.
Counselling is present at the Elementary School four days a week, including a drug and alcohol counselor one of those days.
8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday, is not generally the time when women are sexually assaulted. Community works hard to have 24/7 rape kit testing available at local centres, and completed by nurses.
Hornby Island creates green wristbands and travel packets for locals needing emergency travel to urban centres, assisting them with needed information and resources to return home safely.
Community Care Transit allows community members to travel to and return from Vancouver, providing direct and reliable access to care.
A local Nurse Practitioner builds connections with other health professionals and schools to increase mental health service access for youth.
Ashcroft Works With BC Transit, Interior Health and Neighbouring Communites to Make Accessable Transport a Reality
Access to specialist and medical appointments made possible through scuccessful, scheduled BC Transit route traveling from Ashcroft and neighbouring rural communities to Kamloops and back.
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