Values

The Haldimand Family Health Team consists of allied health professionals that practice in three locations across Haldimand. Our team includes Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Counsellors/Social Workers, Dieticians and Certified Respiratory Educators, working collaboratively with our affiliated physicians. The physicians operate as a Family Health Organization (FHO) and are also part of the corporation of Family Health Teams which allows health care services to be provided to their roster of patients by other allied health professionals in order to provide comprehensive primary care across Haldimand county.

 

The Haldimand Family Health Team has practices in Caledonia, Dunnville and Hagersville. Since our creation in 2006 we have continuously grown the affiliated physician complement to allow expanded access to comprehensive patient-centred primary care to a greater roster of patients.

 

Family Health Teams across the province are required to submit a Quality Improvement Plan to Health Quality Ontario (HQO) with a focus on patient access to care, an integrated approach to care and a patient-centred approach to care. We work together to achieve our quality goals and ensure the best quality patient care within the context of patient safety.

Vision

Haldimand Family Health Teams: Working together with our partners to deliver innovative family centred primary care health care services for Haldimand County residents.

Mission

With an equal emphasis on health promotion and illness prevention, the Haldimand Family Health Teams are committed to providing an interdisciplinary approach to family-centred primary health care in our community.

Beliefs

  • Health is more than the absence of disease. It is influenced by factors such as income, housing, education, social supports and spiritual well-being.

  • In the importance of promoting health and preventing disease, and in the variety of approaches that can improve health. They include the provision of primary health care services, the use of health promotion strategies such as community development, health communication/marketing, self-help, advocacy, public policy, health education and organization change. These approaches are benefited by an interdisciplinary team of professionals who have diverse training, experience and perspectives.

  • Quality of life in the community is determined by people, their environment, and the interactions between them.

  • Individuals have the potential to contribute, grow and take responsibility for their own lives.

  • Clients have the right to be treated equally, with dignity, compassion and respect.

  • Clients have the right to participate in and make choices regarding their own health.

  • The Haldimand Family Health Teams are accountable to and are part of the community.

  • In governance by a Board of Directors comprised of community members.