North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC) is supported by a Regional Systems Steering Committee that is made up of our community partners, stakeholders, and system leaders. The mandate of our Regional Systems Steering Committee is to act in a leadership capacity to guide the development of the specialized geriatric services system on a regional level within the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN). The Committee works to ensure consistency in approach, strategy, priorities and outcomes across the region’s specialized geriatric services (SGS) programs and initiatives.
Accountability and Reporting
The Committee is accountable to the North East LHIN, the broader health system and most importantly the region’s frail older adults.
The Committee will report, as requested, to the North East LHIN through the Senior Director of Policy and Health System Planning.
From an NESGC program perspective:
- To provide strategic advice to the program as a key element within the full continuum of geriatric services across Northeastern Ontario.
From a broader SGS system perspective:
- To advise and facilitate the implementation of the NE LHIN Integrated Health Service Plan and the Provincial Strategy on issues related to specialized geriatric services.
- To provide leadership in the creation of a regional system of integrated specialized geriatric services for frail older adults including system planning, clinical practice, system resourcing recommendations, monitoring of performance outcomes, advocacy, communication and education for SGS.
- To promote evidence-based best practice standards, guidelines and benchmarks for SGS program delivery to local providers and networks across Northeastern Ontario.
- To leverage current investments for specialized geriatric services as a means to facilitate the spread of innovation and support improved access to services across the Northeastern Ontario.
- To review and prioritize proposals for new specialized geriatric services funding to the NE LHIN.
- To provide input into education and research related to specialized care for older adults in Northeastern Ontario.
- To engage in stakeholder consultation related to frail older adults and ensure strong linkages with local SGS related providers and networks across the region.
The following sectors/organizations will assign senior level representation:
4 – HUB hospitals (North Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins)
2 – Community hospitals
2 – North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (Medical Lead, Executive Director)
1 – North East Community Care Access Centre (North East CCAC)
1 – Complex Continuing Care
1 – Community Support Services (i.e. Alzheimer Society representative)
1 – Seniors Mental Health
2 – Care of the Elderly physicians
1 – First Nations Health Service Provider
1 – Francophone Health Service Provider
1 – Representation from older adults and/or their caregivers
1 – Academic / Research / Northern Ontario School of Medicine
1 – NE LHIN (ex-officio)