Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are being built across the province to provide a new way of delivering more connected care and facilitating access for individuals and their caregivers. OHTs will strive to improve the experience for those receiving and providing care.
The Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Ontario Health Team (FL&A-OHT) was designated by the Ministry of Health in November 2020. Learn about the geographical region our FL&A-OHT covers, our partners and how our journey evolved below.
The FL&A-OHT is working toward providing more efficient, integrated and equitable health care to the people of the FL&A region. The foundation of the OHT is based on the concept of "Health Homes & Neighbourhoods" since most care occurs in the home, by the person and their family and their caregivers.
During our first year we will focus on the higher risk groups outlined in our year-one projects. As the FL&A-OHT evolves, we will share developments with you. We also invite you to get involved and share your ideas. This FAQ provides more information.
The Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FL&A) region includes Kingston, Napanee and surrounding rural communities - encompassing Gananoque to the east, Deseronto to the west, and Denbigh to the north.
Population: 226,100 residents
Aging Well at Home
Aging in place strategies
Coordinated home care teams
Support for self management
Identification of “at risk” for hospitalization /LTC decreased ALC
Palliative Care Partnerships
Focus on palliative care
Addictions and Mental Health
Hub and spoke model based in primary care
Collaboration of current agencies
Coordinated teams – no gaps in transitions
Fewer readmissions/ ER/ALC
Supported by digital strategy
Attachment to health homes for all discharges
We will build on existing strengths and partnerships, as well as form new relationships. Working together, we will create the long-term vision for our OHT, focus on the critical needs of the FL&A region, and explore opportunities for stronger, more connected care. We are committed to informing and involving individuals receiving care, caregivers and the public.
South East (SE-OHT) and Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (RFLA-OHT) Ontario Health Teams each submitted Self-Assessment to the Ministry of Health.
Ministry of Health requested SE and RFLA regions to form one OHT for the FL&A region.