Hanover and District Hospital provides a full range of primary-care hospital services and selected secondary-care services to the population of Hanover and the surrounding rural townships.
The Hospital’s vision is to be a rural acute care center of excellence.
Hanover and District Hospital (HDH) has maximized opportunities for service integration & coordination between acute, primary care and community care. We are no longer just a hospital– we are much more. As a rural leader in healthcare we strive to provide for selected acute care, surgical and other healthcare services within our healthcare “hub”. As an organization we have worked hard to organize and provide all of the services within and around our HDH facility. We can help local residents access the care they need through the emergency department, Community Care Access Care, physiotherapy, acute care, the Family Health Team, the medical clinic, Family Cantered Care, Mental Health, Home and Community Support Services, dialysis, palliative care and soon cardiac care rehab. We are working together to accomplish seamless care. Just because we are a small, independent hospital does not mean we cannot achieve some of the benefits of belonging to a system. In our case, we have created our own system.
Hanover and District Hospital is also a member of the Grey Bruce Health Network. The Grey Bruce Health Network is a network of five corporations: Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS), Hanover and District Hospital, South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC), Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBPHU), and the South West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), which provides home healthcare for the Grey Bruce region. Within this Network, projects include:
- Integration of the information system (Cerner)through the creation of the Grey Bruce Information Network (GBIN);
- Shared Pictorial Archive Communication System (PACS) [this now links with London];
- Evidence-Based Care Program that creates evidence-based clinical care pathways and order sets;
- Diabetic Education;
- Common Credentialing process for physicians throughout Grey Bruce;
- Common Pharmacy procedure, policies standards, pharmacist; and
- Shared Data Analyst.