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A Brampton-Based Healthcare Project Is Expanding To Other Cities Across Ontario

William Osler Health System’s Prevention of Error-Based Transfers (PoET) project will be expanding to long-term care facilities in the Mississagua-Halton and Hamilton-Niagara regions.

Health Canada’s Health Care Policy Contribution Program has invested $1.5 million to help fund the PoET Southwest Spread Project – a joint venture with McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine – that will see PoET expanded to the regions’ Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) over three years.

PoET aims to prevent unnecessary or unwanted transitions between long-term care homes and hospitals.

During PoET’s operation, there has been a 59 per cent reduction in repeated end-of-life transitions for long-term care residents between care settings in the Central West LHIN.

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