The Greater Sudbury Health Link (GSHL) seeks to improve the well-being of Sudbury residents who require a complex range of health and social services. With a focus on improved care coordination, the Greater Sudbury Health Link will bring individuals together with their full team of health and community service providers. They will work together to identify each individual’s unique care goals and make plans to achieve them.
Potential benefits for individuals receiving GSHL care coordination include:
- Having all health and wellness information in one place; it is accurate and accessible to all members of their care team;
- Not having to repeat health information multiple times, to multiple care providers;
- Knowledge of who to contact when they have questions about their health or plan for care; and
- Confidence that all of their care providers are working towards their goals for health and well-being.
For care providers, the Greater Sudbury Health Link provides opportunities for enhanced collaboration and communication. Every individual in the GSHL will have a dedicated Lead Care Coordinator. Changes to an individual’s care plan – e.g. care goals, health status, treatment plan, medications, service providers – are communicated to all team members, ensuring that everyone has consistent information and knows their role. Providers will also be encouraged to stay connected in the provision of services and supports – to continuously explore roles and approaches for assisting individuals to achieve their goals.
Through improved coordination, communication and access to service, the Greater Sudbury Health Link aims to: improve the health and well-being of those we support; improve their experience within the health and social service system; and ensure they have access to the right supports, in the right place, at the right time.
CMHA-Sudbury/Manitoulin is proud to serve as lead agency for the Greater Sudbury Health Link. It would not be possible, however, without the ongoing commitment of many supporting agencies including the following collaborating partners:
- Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury
- City of Lakes Family Health Team
- Greater Sudbury Paramedic Service
- Health Sciences North
- Monarch Recovery Services
- North Bay Regional Health Centre
- North East Behavioural Supports Ontario
- North East Community Care Access Centre
- North East Specialized Geriatric Services
- North Eastern Ontario Medical Offices
- Northern Initiative for Social Action
- Réseau ACCESS Network – HIV/Hepatitis Health and Social Services
- Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre
- Sudbury Community Service Centre
- Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinic
For more information about the Greater Sudbury Health Link,
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (705) 675-7252
Read the latest news and stories from your Greater Sudbury Health Link in the March 2018 InfoLink!
Health Link Tools
- Greater Sudbury Health Link Coordinated Care Planning Toolkit
- What is the Greater Sudbury Health Link: Information for Health and Community Service Providers
- What is the Greater Sudbury Health Link: Information for Individuals and Caregivers?
- Greater Sudbury Health Link Invitation Script: Guide for Providers
- Greater Sudbury Health Link Referral Form
- Greater Sudbury Health Link Coordinated Care Plan
- Planning Your Care Workbook
- Coordinated Care Conference and Planning Recommendations
- The Coordinated Care Plan Feedback/Consultation Request
- The Coordinated Care Plan Update Template
- Greater Sudbury Health Link Participant Consent to Release Information
- Primary Care Billing Codes Commonly used for Health Link Activities
- Specialist Billing Codes Commonly used for Health Link Activities
- Privacy Information Document