Long-Term Ventilation Centre of Excellence

Championing improvements in long-term ventilation in collaboration with all stakeholders

Description:

Enhanced Living Service

The Long-Term Ventilation Centre of Excellence (LTVCOE) has certain objectives:

  • To provide training and education for health care professionals, attendant service providers, caregivers and ventilator assisted individuals, to help foster safe, quality care in the most appropriate setting;
  • To develop and disseminate best practices, care standards and innovation in long-term ventilation to support safe, quality care for ventilator assisted individuals;
  • To develop effective processes to transition ventilator assisted individuals across the continuum of care, in a safe, timely manner, in order to enhance their quality of life; and
  • To assist in the development of services to support the care of individuals with respiratory failure requiring ventilatory support and those at risk of developing respiratory failure.

 

Type: Lungs and Breathing

Funding: The cost of the service is covered for patients with a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card issued by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Eligibility: Adults (18 years of age and older) who require invasive ventilatory support due to chronic ventilatory failure.

Referral requirements:

Patients of West Park's CAVC Service are adults (18 years of age and older) who:

  • Require invasive ventilatory support due to chronic ventilatory failure
  • Are non-smokers
  • Are medically stable and no longer require continuous cardio-respiratory monitoring and/or central venous access

A physician referral is required. To find out more on how to refer, visit here. To access the relevant referral form, click here.

Contact Information:

For additional information, please call Raj Kohli at ext. 2309.

Additional Information:

The cost of medical and professional care in standard ward accommodation (where four people share one room) is covered for patients with a valid Ontario Health Card issued by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care requires an additional daily complex continuing care co-payment, which is subject to change (a 30-day notice of increases will be provided).

Additional fees are charged for semi-private (two people per room) and private (one person per room) accommodation; details on preferred accommodation are available from West Park's Financial Services Department at 416-243-3600, ext. 2074.