The GTA Rehab Network has released the Policy for the Repatriation of Patients to Bedded Levels of Rehabilitative Care in Freestanding Rehab/Complex Continuing Care Hospitals, a new policy describing processes and considerations for when an inpatient in a Rehab/CCC hospital is re-admitted to acute care. The updated policy reflects a shift in focus from prescribed timelines and criteria for bed holding to a focus on releasing beds (for most patients) when re-admitted to acute care for assessment and/or treatment. Releasing beds will serve to:
The new Policy for the Repatriation of Patients to Bedded Levels of Rehabilitative Care in Freestanding Rehab/Complex Continuing Care Hospitals supports patient-centred care and optimizes patient flow by describing the processes for prioritizing the readmission of patients to a bedded level of rehabilitative care in freestanding rehab/complex continuing care hospitals. It was developed and endorsed through in-depth consultation with stakeholders from acute care and rehab/CCC hospitals (Fall 2016 - Winter 2017).
This new policy replaces the GTA Rehab Network’s Bed Holding Policy for Freestanding Rehab/Complex Continuing Care Hospitals: High Tolerance Rehab; Low Tolerance Long Duration Rehab (LTLD); and Complex Continuing Care (CCC), December 2010.