By Chad Ingram
Published Sept. 27 2016
The following are brief reports of items discussed during a Sept. 22 meeting of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board.
The HHHS community advisory committee has three vacancies which the committee is looking to fill. The advisory committee is a relatively new one created last year and as its name implies designed to draw feedback and recommendations from residents of Haliburton County. It recently reduced the frequency of its meetings from 10 a year to six.
HHHS continues its efforts toward heightened staff appreciation and engagement with CEO Carolyn Plummer telling board members that new working groups aimed at staff engagement have been meeting. They include a healthy work environment working group and communications working group which Plummer said is looking at how to improve internal communications.
A garden party will be held at the Community Support Services building at the Haliburton HHHS site on Sept. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will commemorate the contributions of Community Care Haliburton over the years and celebrate the continuing contributions of Community Support Services. Under the province’s Local Health Integration Network integration process Community Care Haliburton as well as the hospice program formerly operated by SIRCH and day programming offered by the Victorian Order of Nurses have been folded into HHHS operations.