May 4, 2011
A new Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC) in Brampton is providing comprehensive care and services to people with diabetes who have complex health needs.
The CCDC at the William Osler Health System will provide people with diabetes with a single point of access to specialized health care professionals, who work as a team to slow the progression of diabetes and its complications.
The CCDC at William Osler is made up of a team of medical specialists, case managers, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, chiropodists and administrative support. The team coordinates patient care and assists patients and their health care providers in managing the complex health needs that often occur as a result of living with diabetes.
Services provided at the CCDC include managing blood sugars, healthy eating, insulin administration, counselling, vision testing, and helping patients to maintain good cardiac health.
Today's announcement is part of the government's Open Ontario plan to provide more access to health care services while improving quality and accountability for patients.
“Helping people with diabetes to better manage their disease is a key priority for our government. These Centres for Complex Diabetes Care are a real step forward in providing comprehensive care for diabetes patients with complex needs and ensuring people have access to high quality care.”
– Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“It’s great news that Peel Region residents are able to access high quality care for their complex diabetes needs at William Osler Health System.”
– Dr. Kuldip Kular, MPP Bramalea-Gore-Malton
“The rate of diabetes in our community is much higher than the provincial average and we see a significant number of patients with complications. The Centre for Complex Diabetes Care will complement several programs that support diabetes care and will mean fewer amputations, less patients arriving at our emergency departments with avoidable complications and fewer diabetic patients needing dialysis.”
– Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System
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