About the South West Regional Wound Care Program

Nurse applying compression stocking to a patient.

The South West Regional Wound Care Program advocates for the integrated delivery of evidence-informed skin and wound care that spans the continuum of care and drives improvement in the outcomes for people with skin and wound care issues in the South West Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN). In collaboration with our healthcare system partners (hospitals, long-term care homes, community service provider agencies, and primary care facilities), the Program delivers a coordinated strategy of skin and wound care informed by best practice, found in this website.

The Program fulfills its role by:

  • Advocating for the seamless, timely and equitable delivery of evidence-informed skin and wound care to those in need living in the South West LHIN;
  • Effectively engaging with our healthcare system partners;
  • Promoting the application of evidence-informed, person-centered skin and wound care to those in need in the South West LHIN, regardless of the healthcare setting, and;
  • Encouraging effective, efficient, and responsible use of financial resources in the provision of skin and wound care.

How do we acheive our quality improvement goals?

  • Develop and adopt standardized evidence-informed wound care practices and educational framework;
  • Expand clinical expertise;
  • Encourage the implementation of new technologies;
  • Expand quality research;
  • Promote an interdisciplinary team approach;
  • Strengthen healthcare sector stakeholder relationships to facilitate seamless transitions of wound patients, and;
  • Implement a system of performance monitoring and quality reporting.
Quality Improvement Diagram
 

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