Integration of Windsor Regional Children’s Centre and Glengarda Child and Family Services
Wednesday February 1st, 2012
Posted at 2:35pm
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On January 27th 2012, the Board of Directors of Glengarda Child and Family Services and Windsor Regional Hospital agreed to the full integration of services by April 1st 2012. All children’s mental health services for ages 6-12 years will be delivered by the Regional Children’s Centre (RCC), Windsor Regional Hospital.
As part of the transition, intake at Glengarda will formally close effective today, February 1, 2012 and central intake for the age group of 6-12 years will begin at the Regional Children’s Centre. Families with children who require services can now contact one central number for service at 519-257-5215.
Better service for children, youth and families is the ultimate goal. “By combining resources, a more integrated service system will be created which will be easier for families to access and navigate,” explained Tony Gualtieri, Chair of the Board of Directors of Glengarda Child and Family Services. Mr. Gualtieri further stated, “More children will be served and provided the right service, at the right time, in the right place.”
“We strongly believe that this integration of services will greatly benefit children and families in our community and it is for this reason that we are moving to make this happen as quickly as possible,” stated Dr. Wilf Innerd, Board Chair for Windsor Regional Hospital.
Both organizations say that through the transitioning months, they will be working together to ensure there is a seamless transition for children and families. They commit to working closely with each child and family to ensure every effort is taken to provide exceptional care through this change.
“We will also be working closely with representing unions from Glengarda and RCC to ensure the staff impacted by this transition receive clear, reliable information and are treated fairly,” added Mr. Gualtieri.