Parkland Region CTI Initiative March 1 and 2, 2007 We are here
Who is involved? • The Parkland Children’s Therapy Management Committee includes: • Dept. of Family Services and Housing • Parkland Regional Health Authority • Rehabilitation Centre for Children • Society for Manitobans with Disabilities • School Divisions
Who is involved? • The Parkland Children’s Therapy Management Committee includes: • School Divisions • Mountain View • Swan Valley • Turtle River • Frontier • Ecole Jours De Plaine, Laurier
Beginnings of the PCTI Development of the Demonstration Project • Development of the project included: • Meeting with Partnership Committee to define scope of the project, • Environmental scan, • Presentation of findings to Partnership Ctte • Development of action plan • Submitted October 31, 2005
Proposed outcome of the Project • To provide a regionally based coordinated integrated and comprehensive children’s therapy service that assists children to reach their full potential. • Therapy services would be based from two sites, Dauphin and Swan River. • Proposed staffing:1.0 EFT OT and .5 EFT PT based in Dauphin and 1.0 EFT OT and .5 EFT PT based in Swan River
The Management Committee • Each partner within the management committee has representation in governance • The PRHA will become the host for administration and delivery of services • Collectively the partners will develop mechanisms whereby children in need of therapy receive timely and appropriate care • Resources presently designated for children’s therapy in the region will be retained for this integrated service.
Outcomes to be Achieved • Children will achieve developmental potential, • Maximize parent and caregiver abilities, • Cohesive and coherent services, • Maximize use of resources to meet needs of children, • Increase capacity, coordination and integration,decrease fragmentation
Transition Support by RCC • Program will be phased in, beginning in south Parkland, and then into north Parkland with transition visits throughout the first years • It is proposed that RCC will support program development: • Education for new staff, • Joint visits with children, • Mentoring regarding processes of care and clinical skills. • Future provincial “centre of excellence” for continuing education/ clinical consultation.
Success factors to date: • Shared vision for children’s therapy • Involvement of key stakeholders • Development of referral form, pamphlets and database for central intake • Hire of regionally based occupational therapist with transition of existing children from RCC to regionally based service in South Parkland.
Success factors to date: • Centralized Intake operational • Increase in PT services to the South Parkland through contract with RCC • New hearing services program using regionally based audiometric technician who provides screening and support to audiologist
Challenges • Trust and commitment within the Partnership to continue to move forward • Creating a win: win for everyone (children, families, providers, partners) • Getting partners together for meetings. • Funding limitations to move forward into next steps
Challenges • Co-ordination of scheduling a regionally based service with school, CSS and PRHA partners • Communication regarding changes in service to families, service providers, referral sources • Recruitment and retention of regionally based staff to provide quality service
Next Steps • Ongoing Developments in the Following Areas: • Operational plan completed • Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between all the members of the Management Committee and development of terms of reference. • Flow of all required information to centralized intake i.e school based speech language client information, current clients in the North District, all new referrals from various referral sources. • Professional development plan with RCC • Education regarding the PCTI to all stakeholders
Next Steps • Recruitment of PT in the South and North Parkland and OT in the North Parkland as funding allows • Data analysis (including quantitative and qualitative results) and reporting system to all stakeholders • Development of program guidelines and policies and procedures • Participation in Provincial outcomes measurement project when available
Completed Documents • Database • Referral form • PCTI pamphlet • Discipline pamphlet • Memorandum of Understanding- (still in draft)
For more information feel free to contact us: • PCTI Working Group Committee Members • Lee Greig- Family Services and Housing • Gaylene Wiebe- PRHA • Tanya Edgar- Mountain View School Division • Deborah Burnside- Swan Valley School Division • Bev Szymesko- Turtle River School Division • Marlene Waldren- Rehabilitation Centre for Children