Areas currently served include:
Brampton, Bramalea, North Etobicoke, Malton and West Woodbridge
LTC Virtual Strategy for NLOT has been suspended temporarily as preparations occur for Wave 4.
Nurse Practitioner-Led Outreach Team (NLOT) is available for on-site visits and can be contacted for support directly.
Resources for Long-Term Care Homes and Priority Congregate Settings
Nurse Practitioner-Led Outreach Team (NLOT)
NLOT is a specialized team of Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) who provide remote and on-site support to long-term care homes. The NP’s assess the health care needs of residents, provide timely treatment in the home to potentially avoid unnecessary trips to an emergency department, optimize care, and enhance cross-sectoral collaboration/integration.
- Reduced resident transfers and admissions from long-term care homes to emergency departments (EDs)/hospitals) for conditions which can be treated in the long term care home/community.
- Reduced hospital length-of-stay for LTC residents whom can safely be discharged home with appropriate care and follow-up.
- Capacity building activities to encourage knowledge transfer from NLOT to long-term care home staff to support the clinical capacity.
- Support palliative care within LTC
For questions related to NLOT please contact: LTC-Support-Intake@williamoslerhs.ca
A key area for Ontario’s COVID-19 preparedness strategy focuses on protecting vulnerable populations, particularly in long-term care, retirement home and congregate settings by building IPAC capacity in these settings and improving access to IPAC supports.
The hospital IPAC Hub works in parallel with programs already established with our local Public Health Unit, Public Health Ontario and Ontario Health partners to support community congregate settings.
The role of IPAC Hubs is to provide regional IPAC guidance for local implementation and sustainability planning, in partnership with congregate community settings such as LTC homes, retirement homes and others (e.g. group homes, supportive housing and shelters).
The IPAC Hub team will strengthen current and develop new partnerships to identify IPAC training and practice needs. The IPAC Hub provides:
- Advanced IPAC guidance and leadership
- On-demand expert information in collaboration with other partners
- IPAC assessments, advice and consultation
- Assistance to congregate settings in establishing and maintaining a functional and sustainable IPAC program
- Community of Practice
Request IPAC Hub Service for the Central West Catchment Area:
- Contact Hub directly: LTC-Support-Intake@williamoslerhs.ca