Long-Term Ventilation Strategy


The Long-Term Ventilation Strategy brings stakeholders together to develop an integrated service delivery plan. The plan includes enhanced out-patient services, improved home care supports, a provincial system for transferring patients from ICUs to more appropriate care settings and training to improve the quality of patient care.


The Toronto Central LHIN to develop the strategy including a:

Integrated service delivery model and a patient registry to coordinate care for these high-needs patients;

14 new chronic assistive ventilatory care (CAVC) beds for ventilator-dependent patients unable to live at home;

The designation of West Park Healthcare Centre to act as CAVC centre of excellence to improve CAVC services throughout the province;

Two additional weaning beds at Toronto East General Hospital to provide specialized care occasionally required to help wean patients off a ventilator;

The designation of Toronto East General Hospital to act as a weaning centre of excellence and to provide clinical leadership to improve weaning practices across Ontario.