Just announced from Rita-Marie Hadley, Executive Director of Lansdowne Children’s Centre
“Together with Dr. Ben Klein, our Medical Director, I’m pleased to announce the implementation of the Children with Medical Complexity Clinic (CMCC) at Lansdowne Children’s Centre, effective July 10, 2018 in conjunction with the McMaster Children’s Hospital and Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University.
The goals of this clinic are to provide comprehensive, coordinated, family-centred care to children with medical complexity and technology dependency who reside in the Brantford region. This new clinic will deliver care closer to home and minimize the burden of travel for children and families.
The Pediatric Complex Care Team will include Dr. Daisy Liu, a Community Pediatrician, an Advanced Practice Nurse and a Respiratory Therapist from McMaster Children’s Hospital as well as our Lansdowne Children’s Centre clinicians. During clinic visits, children will be assessed by the Team to develop a comprehensive care plan for the child/family and community partners.
The Complex Care Team is committed to providing consultation and guidance to local physicians and will be accepting referrals from Pediatricians and Family Physicians starting September 2018. Referral form and guidelines are also available online at the McMaster Children’s Hospital website. Each referral will be expediently reviewed for appropriateness of involvement.
The new Children with Medical Complexity Clinic partnership is an example of the ever-strengthening collaboration between McMaster and Lansdowne Children’s Centre. We look forward to working together in caring for children with medical complexity and technology dependency and advancing pediatric services in our communities.”