We are pleased to provide information on the planning for co-location of health care providers in Rosetown. The purpose of the project is to enhance patient-centred care so that it is easily accessible while offering a variety of services in one location.
The project team consists of multiple stakeholders including patient and family advisors, representatives from physician groups, community services staff, Town of Rosetown and the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews. Co-location of health providers allows the opportunity to offer collaborative, team-based and patient- centred care for the community.
The planning committee is working on a redesign of the lower level of the Rosetown and District Health Centre for co-location. A consultant team from Colliers Project Leaders and RBM Architecture are facilitating the project.
“We were pleased to be asked to participate in the design process and we are excited to see plans coming together to offer primary health care services in one area in Rosetown like a ‘one-stop shop’ for patients. “ said Rome Molsberry, Councilor for the Town of Rosetown.
Planning sessions with the project team were held in October and November to review current utilization of services to design the space in a way that will improve the patient experience. Paul Blaser, the architect leading the planning stated, “The design process involves a whole new way of thinking and allows the team to look at offering services in the best way possible. Data collected included services offered, wait times, the number of clients/patients seen and hours of operation. This information challenged the thinking of current service delivery in order to build an enhanced future state that will put patient and clients’ needs first.”
As a participant, Dr. Franklin stated, ''It was a perfect couple of days to look at the data and the service we provide in Rosetown. It was fascinating and significant to have several members of the healthcare team work together, in collaboration, to provide input into the way we provide health care to our patients in the future.''
Barb Slocombe and Judy McConnell, as patient advisors for the project, commented, “We were so excited to see the process working and we are happy to see this driven by patients, staff and physicians together in one room designing services around the patients and clients they serve. It will be nice to have all of the patient’s healthcare needs met in one location.”
Further updates will be provided to the community as the project continues.