Cornwall Ontario — Thanks to an ongoing program at Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), children and youth in Cornwall and the surrounding area have short wait times and better access to hospital-based dental surgery. Children and youth who reside under the jurisdiction of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, and young clients from Cornwall and surrounding area, have access to these important procedures at CCH. The initiative allows clients who are currently on the wait list for dental procedures at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to be treated more quickly and closer to home.
In fact, CCH staff collaborated with CHEO in Ottawa to develop the expanded program. This is an example of how the Champlain Local Health Integration Network is bringing communities and providers together to find innovative solutions to local challenges. The median wait times are currently at 30 days and are expected to remain low for the remainder of the year. “Health providers are coordinating their efforts more than ever, a true benefit for patients and their families in our
region,” says Jeanette Despatie, CEO of Cornwall Community Hospital. “It’s all about providing the right care, at the right time, and in the right place.”