Our Residents’ Health Services Panel
Involving people from our community to improve health care
At St. Michael’s Hospital, we know that we have an important role to play in helping to improve health care for our local residents. One of our ongoing priorities is to engage with members in our community to identify gaps and ideas to improve the health system.
At the beginning of 2016, we had an ambitious goal: reach out to our diverse urban community in a new way and begin working with local residents to help improve our health care system. With funding from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN), we recruited local residents to represent their community and join our Residents’ Health Services Panel. Panelists didn’t need to be current or former patients. They just had to live in central-east Toronto and be willing to come to our hospital for eight sessions throughout the year to give ideas about improving health services in the area.
Although our panelists all come from different backgrounds and areas in our community, they all had one thing in common: a passion for improving their community and desire to give a fresh perspective on improving the health-care system.
They’ve learned about the local health system, how it is structured, and where there are opportunities to improve. They created their first report summarizing principles and priorities for their local health system and are working with us to inform specific opportunities for improvement.
Learn more about our panel and their ideas to improve the health system:
Learn more about the panel:
- WATCH: Meet the panel
- FAQ about the panel
- View the photo gallery
- Public engagement in LHIN sub-region model
The panel’s work in 2016:
- Report: Principles and priorities for health services in mid-east Toronto
- June 18 - Designing an information/navigation service for central east Toronto
- Sept. 17 - Ambulatory care services at St. Michael’s Hospital
- Oct. 29 - Expanding access to St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team services
- Dec. 10 - Engagement Activities at St. Michael’s
is proud to be a partner with St. Michael’s Hospital and to support
the work of the new Residents’ Health Services Panel.